I'm just scribbling a quick note to say that I am still around and still occasionally thinking of you and beading and the blog - I just don't have much time to devote to these pleasant thoughts at the moment. We are still undergoing a bit of a paradigm shift at our house. In my optimistic moments, I like to envision the whole process as one of re-organization into a higher level - one that's stronger, clearer-eyed and with better teeth (figuratively, that is - there's really nothing wrong with anyone's teeth in the house, at least not at the moment). In my less optimistic moments, I just feel exhausted and in need of a nap.
And if all of this is just too arcane for you, don't worry about it. I and the blog should be back to business as usual in a few weeks. Also, I still do intend to hold the Short One's (Belated) Birthday Giveaway. If I have a few moments to actually finish the prize, that might even happen at the end of this week. But I definitely will hold it sooner or later - because I love to celebrate my child's special day - even if I am a little late - because he is such a good, sweet boy. Seriously. Even if he does tell me stuff like this:
Me: Do you like your new blue-striped big boy underpants? SO: Yeah! I showed them to Samantha today! (sadly) But Claire didn't want to see them.
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
As indicated in the copyright notice, the contents of this blog are copyright by me. To the extent that instructions to make jewelry, beads, knit items or other instructions are included in this blog, they are free for you to use to make the projects for personal use. They should not be used for commercial purposes, ie, to make items for resale.