Yesterday was a pretty productive day. The house was (reasonably) clean, so while the Short One was at Mom's Morning Away class, I put aside chores and worked on silver for a while, got a couple project proposals ready, photographed and listed a few things in the shop and started a new piece that has been on my drawing board since the beginning of the year. Pretty mundane, but it's been a while since I've been about to accomplish even these modest tasks, so I'm satisfied. Well, either that, or I've learned to live with severely reduced expectations.
We ended up eating at the local Cajun restaurant last night, and the SO came home with a haul of star-shaped Mardi Gras beads in a rainbow of colors. He has a pirate's ransom worth of them now. I have to confess: I'm itching to use a few of them for a project of my own. However, the SO counts really well these days - up to 41 (one less than the Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything), and I'm sure I'd be held accountable for any missing strands! So, we each have our own bead stashes in the house now (although, really, what's his is his and what's mine is his, if you know what I mean).
I hope life is going well for you, too. Have a great day.
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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