It's new issue time again - I have a cute, heart charm bracelet in this one, using colorful plastic hearts and my Ace of Hearts charm. This is one of the Short One's favorites. He always likes to inspect packages that arrive at the house (he still thinks they are all for him). When the bracelet was shipped back to me from the publishers, he spent several days admiring the hearts and putting it on his stuffed monkey. Hey, even monkeys need accessories now and then, right?
This ends my current run in Step by Step Beads - I've had projects in this magazine since last September. I'm so grateful to the editors - thank you! As usual, the photography is beautiful, and the projects are stunning (including one of my all time favorite pieces by Lorelei Eurto) - I really love the cover piece on this month's issue.
Well, my blog posts may be a little spotty for the next week or two. I'd sort of resolved not to enter any contests this year, due to my limited work time right now. However, last night I had a brain wave, spent a couple hours sketching furiously, and, like an idiot, I've decided to rush around and try to complete two pieces for an imminent deadline. Ugh. Why do I do things like this? Why? So, if I'm not around that much, that'll be, well, why.
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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