Happy New Year! Did everyone have a nice holiday? We had a great time. In brief, the Short One discovered the joys of sprinkles (see above), perfected his gift-unwrapping skills (the evening we gave his Mom's Morning Away teachers their gifts, he announced cheerfully that "Ms. Sheryl helped me unwrap her gift"), learned about the virtues of a white-bearded man in a red suit who has been known to say "Ho, Ho, Ho" and discovered that he really would prefer to stay home with his new Christmas gift diner set than do, oh, pretty much anything else (as Mom and Dad discovered, in turn, whenever we had to peel him away from it to do such important things as visit the aquarium or the Wonderland Express train exhibit at the Botanic Garden, eat out at the S.O.'s favorite restaurants, etc., etc. - life is tough when you're not the master of your destiny, let me tell you).
I'm sure you will be thrilled to hear that I'm more or less recovered from the festivities at this point and am ready to resume regularly scheduled programming. Tomorrow. (Why do today what can be put off, etc? Can you tell that I didn't make any New Year's resolutions this year?) In the meantime, I thought I should pass along the weekly bead and jewelry links that I completely forgot to even attempt to contribute to this week:
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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As indicated in the copyright notice, the contents of this blog are copyright by me. To the extent that instructions to make jewelry, beads, knit items or other instructions are included in this blog, they are free for you to use to make the projects for personal use. They should not be used for commercial purposes, ie, to make items for resale.