Well, this is still a bit of a cheat, because I knit this several months ago, but here it is - the Short One's Halloween costume for this year (at least part of it). I bought this yarn intending to make him a little watch cap similar to what Daddy wears, but when it came, the color was so irresistible that I couldn't, well, resist. Anyway, I'm a little more wary these days about fancy costumes that the Short One will wear all of three times and then discard, so I have a cunning plan... In theory, at least, I will simply knit a plain stockinette stitch sweater and maybe a pair of mittens in the same blue color. I think it will go well enough as a costume, as long as he has the hat on. Then, for the rest of the winter it will, theoretically, turn into an everyday sweater. That's the plan, at least.
Well, the results are out for the Stringing Design Challenge, and I sadly did not earn placement in the magazine. Please go here to see the first place winner and Editor's Pick. Thanks again to everyone who voted for me! Erm, I am intending to try again - this quarter's challenge theme is "Double Trouble", so I'm sure you'll hear more from me about this later, hopefully in tones that are not too heckling.
Ooh, calloo, callay - this month's Art Bead Scene challenge is "Gothic Queen". And I swore that the cursed necklace would be my last skull necklace of the season. (Of course, I've already made so many pieces that qualify that I already have five entries for the contest.) I may have to make, well, one more skull-y piece... Go here to view the current entries.
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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