Greetings. If you celebrate Easter, I hope the Easter Bunny brought you an Egg today. Due to various circumstances, including two separate egg hunts and an Easter giveaway at the local brunch spot, we now have 26 new eggs in our house. And that figure doesn't even include the real eggs the Short One colored this afternoon (see Exhibit A, above - note the "Maltese Egg" at the top, as the SO insisted on combining every single color dye together in one bowl and making a black egg). The SO was in such a frenzy over them (the 26 plastic ones, I mean) that he resorted to hiding the eggs himself after we explained that the egg hunt was over for the year.
I think I've finally resigned myself to missing the contest submission deadlines I was hoping to meet this month. I just can't seem to find the time I need to get things done right now. I have to say, though, the one piece I did complete during my miserable week last week, has spawned a number of new ideas about which I'm pretty excited. And, really, you can't ask for more than that, right? I hope to have something new to show next week, and at least one book review. I'm keeping my goals modest in hopes that I can meet them for once!
In the meantime, here are your bead and jewelry links for the week:
Jacket Corsage Carmi sews a few hooked flowers and beads to create a jacket corsage. About.com Jewelry Making Oy, may aching back! Tammy is de-stashing her jewelry and other craft supplies while on spring break. Here are de-stashing tips and places that need your jewelry supply orphans.
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
A word about copyright
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