It's a strange thing. I was thinking, just literally a week ago, that it would be nice to find one of the classic subway tokens lying around somewhere to make into a pendant - and made a mental note to check my older jewelry boxes and other places that might have that type of accumulated stuff. Then, me being me, I promptly forgot about it.
Cleanup day in our neighborhood was this past Saturday, and my husband and I were moving our old loveseat, which I'd owned for over a decade and which had seen better days, to the curbside for pickup. When we came back, I found what I thought at first was a coin left over from my husband's days of traveling to China on business in the doorway. In fact, it turned out to be the genuine article - a New York City Transit Authority token. Apparently, it had been stuck in the loveseat's cushions for the past decade. The weird thing is, I bought the piece of furniture after moving to D.C. - but it was at a time I was still traveling to Manhattan fairly frequently. What are the odds?
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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