Yikes, I completely meant to post this last night but ended up going to bed with the Short One, instead. Remember this piece?
And this one? (Actually, I'm not sure I ever posted a photo of this one to the blog - the necklace appeared in the Gallery of the July 2008 issue of BeadStyle. It's not a great photo - one of these days I will re-take it.)
We went to eat at our local Chinese restaurant yesterday, and I scored a couple of really nice fortunes. I now have a collection of about 6 good ones (it's amazing how difficult it has been to collect really positive fortunes recently, and I only use ones I actually find in the fortune cookies from my local restaurants - call it a little quirk on my part. Although to be fair, I did ask my waiter to if I could buy a dozen one time I was visiting the restaurant about a year ago. I got peculiar looks from the wait staff for a while after that - and I didn't get any usable fortunes from that bunch, either...).
Anyway, I have a completely new necklace design in mind for one of them - now it's just a question of, well, making the bezel, firing it, burnishing it, sealing the fortune and sinking it in resin. So, er, knowing me, it could take a while (sigh). Anyway, it's what I've been pondering for the past few weeks.
Also, I have two new bead designs in the works, yay! I cut the initial stamps for them on Wednesday. I'm having trouble deciding the right level of detail for the pieces, though. Hopefully, I will have something to show for them by early next week.
I'll be back later with the week's bead and jewelry links. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your 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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