The kindergarteners at my son's school made dream catchers earlier this year as a school project. Ever since he found out that they are supposed to catch bad dreams and let good dreams come through, the Short One has been dying to make one.
I'd been dithering over how to find a flexible stick for the frame and never got around to gathering supplies for it. Fortunately, I mentioned this to my mother-in-law, who raised three boys and remembered this project from Cub Scouts. She and Grandpa, who are visiting, took the SO to Michaels a few days ago, and Grandma and the SO spent an afternoon making this. Pretty cool, I'd say. (It is, of course, now hanging on the window near the SO's bed.)
Plus, we had to buy a huge tub of pony beads to get the few needed for the project, so the SO has spent the past couple days stringing necklaces for all of his stuffed animals with the leftovers. Even more jewelry in the house - cool!
Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done! Jean is fascinated by the beautiful necklace which Jennifer Dangerfield created and reposts her analysis of what makes it so appealing! All jewelry afficionados really must see this lovely piece!
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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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