Here's an example of how art manifests itself in our house. Pretty much every framed item has been covered with examples of the Short One's ingenuity. These are two snowmen he made during his Mom's Morning Away program. Cute, eh?
In case you are curious, they're covering an antique map of the Brighton Pavilion, which I purchased before leaving Brighton (where I lived in the early 90s) to commemorate my time there. (Incidentally, if you find yourself along the south coast of England and have never visited the Royal Pavilion, it is well worth it. If you have never seen an image of the Pavilion and/or have never heard of it, I urge you to click on the link which will take you to the official website - I pretty much guarantee that it is not what you are expecting. Wild, no? Residents tend to take it for granted - on seasonable days, my friends and I, like so many others, would lounge on the lawn - but I still get a nostalgic feeling whenever I see the photos.)
As far as the weekly links go, I'm a day late and a dollar short (what does that phrase mean, anyway?). I sincerely apologize for being tardy. Regardless of the day, though, these links remain as intriguing as ever, so you may wish to click on them now:
Art Bead Scene Do you have a book inside you but not sure you could work with an editor? Consider self publishing. Take a look at the lovely results from one beadmaker who did!
About.com Jewelry Making Jazz up a necklace with a unique focal point or add it to a simple chain for an instant necklace. Pendants have lots of possibilities, and Tammy has some projects to get you started making them.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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