Hey, Happy Cinqo de Mayo everyone. Here's a shot of what I've been doing the past couple days. We bought the Short One some pirates earlier this year in the hope that we'd have rousing adventures sailing the Seven Seas. And we have had some, truly. However, lately, our pirates have had a distressing tendency to just want to go grocery shopping and hang out with their (extended) families at the local cafe. They share a passion for pickles, you may note, from the cart. It does make me wonder if the SO gets out enough... (Toys are from Playmobil, in case anyone is wondering. I got onto Playmobil after reading one of Andrew Thornton's blog entries last year - I think it might have been a Christmas gift he bought for his niece. Really, I get the best toy reccomendations reading his and Cynthia's blogs. )
After the good news about Bead Dreams, I got all optimistic about finishing a second big contest piece and spent yet another sleepless week working away into the wee hours. Once again, I did manage to finish, but am wondering if it was worth the sleep deprivation causing my sunny (I use this word loosely) disposition to go down the tubes. Oh, well, it's over. I managed to completely miss the Bead & Jewelry links last week, so I am going to go ahead and post them here somewhat belatedly. I hope everyone else had a good week.
About.com Jewelry Making Tammy has some knotting jewelry tutorials for you, as in making jewelry with fiber. It's an often inexpensive media that can add a unique twist to your jewelry designs.
Art Bead Scene Wings are the backdrop for a visual treatise on creativity.
Carmi's Art Carmi turns a dried crab apple into something wearable.
Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Melanie shares her thoughts on ethics in art and an example on how she used inspiration from another artist's work in her own work, finding her own expression with the idea without copying.
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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