Remember that huge pile of resin beads I picked up last month? Here's something simple that I made with a strand. I love the subdued cola-color of these beads, and they are nice and chunky. It's a little hard to see in this photo, but it picks up a similar shade in the beautiful rhodonite lentil bead. The shape of the focal was inspired by Japanese wind chimes, called furin. The little "chime" at the bottom is one of my small Dragon Heart pendants.
On other fronts, for some reason, the Short One has gone made for "Blue's Clues" again. I'm going equally mad trying to pick up licensed goods from the show - it's been off the air for long enough now that the manufacturers have discontinued all of the products, except a handful of books and DVDs. It seems you can only find handy dandy notebooks for exorbitant amounts on the secondary market (ie, eBay) these days. Since I know that the SO has probably only about a year - year and a half left before he outgrows the show, I don't want to invest a huge amount in it. I think I may have to resort to making my own... Oh, if only the show had lasted for one more year. Sigh.
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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