After a several month sojourn in one of the Short One's toy boxes (a strange and murky journey, for sure) the Rings & Things Russ Troll Bead was recently seen conferring with a few colleagues in our house. (Personally, I like the idea that Russ Nobbs may have a secret identity as a beading superhero - Beadman? The Green Bead? Nah...)
The SO and I have just come back from our trip to Oklahoma, which will probably explain our recent brush with tornadoes. It was very pleasant and included a jaunt to the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, which the SO always enjoys. The museum is a really nice size for the SO's age and the children's science book selection in the gift store is first rate.
I found a very nice, and relatively new, bead store there, near the University of Oklahoma campus - I should have pics of some of my finds there later this week. I also had a chance to check out Susan Lenart Kazmer's great new line, Industrial Chic, at a local Michael's (which I find hard to do at home, as the closest Michael's is a decent drive and the SO tends to run around like a little Tasmanian devil in the store, making it difficult to look at anything), which ditto.
In the meantime, please don't forget to vote in the Bead Star contest! Here are your bead and jewelry links for the week.
A Bead A Day Lisa explains her thoughts behind part 1 of a new bracelet project.
About.com Jewelry Making Tammy recently took a trip to the Bahamas and discovered some souvenir pennies in her purse. They were so bright and shiny they had to be turned into jewelry.
Art Bead Scene It's the fifth month anniversary of the ABS Carnival Blog! Come see how we've grown!
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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