I'm making my list, checking it twice... Since the Short One's birth, each year, my beading buddy Carolyn and I have headed up to the Bead & Button show on Sunday, the last day, to race around the Marketplace. And I do mean race - we usually spend only 3-4 hours there, which is not enough to cover the entire floor, by any means. In order to be as efficient as possible, or because I am supremely anal (depending on which way you look at it - I know what the Husband would say), I've started making lists of people and booths I hope to visit on the day. I am getting excited! (And, yes, that is the stylish penmanship of a 40-something-year-old. I still remember dear Mrs. Westerman in fourth grade who tried to hammer some of the finer details of, uh, fine writing into my brain, and it just never took. Sorry, Mrs. W! I should probably also say "sorry" to the seven secretaries that I had the privilege of working with over the years before I left my job to become the SO's personal assistant and factotem. Curiously, the SO doesn't seem to mind my handwriting. Of course, he doesn't read yet... Anyway, where was I?)
Also, I've just realized that in the confusion of traveling home, I completely forgot to post the bead and jewelry links for the week. These are actually for last week. I'll have another batch this Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!
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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