Happy Free Comic Book Day, everyone. This was the first year we took the Short One over to a local comic shop to celebrate and pick up the DC Kids sampler - highly satisfying for the SO, especially since he managed to score a few (pre-school appropriate) superhero action figures (Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel) during the visit, too. As part of his continuing obsession with all things superheroes, the SO has just started "reading" (ie., we read them to him) the DC Super Friends and the Tiny Titans which last involves stories of the Teen Titans as kindergarteners. I have to say, so far we've been pretty happy with these titles that are, well, aimed at kids the SO's age - the language is clean and reasonably well-written, the story often has an uplifting message (with good friends you can do anything, etc.), they're not really violent and the characters all look very friendly, even the villains. I hope you're enjoying your Free Comic Book Day, too - er, whether you read comics or not.
Anyway, here are your bead & jewelry links for the week. Happy weekend, everyone.
Beading Arts Here's a quick little tutorial on how to create a barnacle texture with seed beads!
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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