The one bit of good news I have to share: the koi bracelet I made for my friend as a Christmas present has shown up in today's post on Art Bead Scene. Yay! Thank you, Art Bead Scene! Please go here to see it.
Once again, I'm sorry for my absence on Friday (this is turning into a sad refrain, isn't it?). I do have a good excuse this time - I ended up in the ER early Friday morning after a copious amount of vomiting and other unpleasant things. I started feeling quite sick while working on my jewelry and, in my paranoid way, was afraid that I had inadvertently managed to poison myself with one of the chemicals I was using. Fortunately, it turned out to be completely unrelated - just a bad bout of stomach 'flu. This is the first time I've really been incapacitated by sickness since the Short One was born, so it's been another learning experience for the Husband and me. H. ended taking Friday off to chase after the SO, while I lay around feeling not so good. The Short One has been tolerating this whole experience pretty well, although he has had an endearing tendency to want to snuggle during my short appearances downstairs to reassure him that I'm still around. (Trying to balance the snuggling with not making the SO sick has been an interesting excercise, though.)
On top of that, the sewer line has started backing up through the drain in our basement floor. At first, our plumber told us he simply needed to clear the drains of tree roots. When that didn't work, he said he needed to install a t-junction further down one of the pipes, where the clog probably was. When that proved not to be the problem, he told us he needed to bring a specialist in with a camera, because we probably had a partial line collapse somewhere on the property. In the meantime, we were to use the water in the house "lightly". He called yesterday and told us, due to scheduling conflicts on the part of the people with the camera, they would not be able to come out until Tuesday. Oh, joy.
Hey, are you still awake? Sorry to bore you with all of this domesticity, but I'm afraid it's really occupied Friday and the weekend. With April around the corner, and my contest deadlines coming up, I should be able to get back to business as usual this month and actually blog about, you know, making jewelry or even possibly a little knitting. You may scoff, but I have a plan. It's not even very cunning.
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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