As I mentioned earlier, it's been sort of a tough start to the year for the Short One. So, over Spring Break, we took him on a well-needed vacation to Disney World. It was his first trip there, and Mom's and Dad's first trip to the Magic Kingdom in about 30 years.
The SO had a great time. After receiving a thousand kisses from Minnie Mouse, he insisted on meeting all of Mickey's friends, rode his first (kiddie) roller coaster and loved "It's a Small World" and "Peter Pan" - but NOT "Pirates of the Caribbean." Mom and Dad hadn't realized just how much the ride had been re-vamped post-movies - it's definitely not as child-friendly as it used to be.
Naturally, the SO made out like a bandit souvenir-wise (and we even found some sugar-free gummy candy in the shape of Mickey and Minnie for him, which was a nice surprise), but I also managed to come home with a little remembrance of the trip. Of course, this small bracelet is meant for a little girl (although it actually fits my skinny wrist). If you look closely at the photo, you'll see that the colorful plastic beads are actually in the shape of mouse ears. I thought they were cute, as well as an interesting example of Disney's dominant branding. And do I ever miss an opportunity for bead shopping, wherever I may be? Well, duh.
The SO and I will probably cut this apart and use the beads for other projects, but being a nice find for the intrepid bead-hunter (in my opinion, anyway), I thought I'd show it to you now.
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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