Here's the Short One's loot from our recent trip to New York City. As you can see, even Vikings like ice cream in our world. And, hey, isn't that Russ Nobbs of Rings & Things eating a sundae over there? Nah, couldn't be... (With apologies to Rings & Things, the little Russ Troll is now in the hands of the SO - I'm not entirely sure when I'll be getting him back.)
Hope everyone is having a good weekend. We went to see "Up!" on Saturday - it was the SO's very first movie experience. I never realized what a penetrating voice he had until he announced at a pivotal point in the film that he had to go potty. Clear as a bell, that voice.
On the beading front, I've been working on sketches for a major new piece. I may even break out the silver clay for the first time in weeks (sigh). Either way, I'll have some new jewelry designs later this week. In the meantime, here are your intriguing bead & jewelry links:
Jewelry & Beading Cyndi has decided that this summer is "The Season of Metal Clay"! Check out these inspiring metal clay sites.
Art Bead Scene In this economy, everyone is asking the advice of economists - ABS has brought in The Bead Economist with advice on how to get art beads on the cheap.
Carmi's Art/Life World A little wood, paint and stickers helps Carmi to recreate a native art inspired pendant.
About.com Jewelry Making Tammy's got the scoop and a link to a free issue of The Crafts Report. They've gone digital! What do you think? Is this a good thing or a bad thing when craft magazines go totally electronic?
Strands of Beads Melissa shows off new jewelry designs using Soft Flex Trios wire
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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