I don't have anything new to share today, so I thought I'd post an older piece. I made this necklace to commemorate the Short One's 1st birthday. The sterling tag, which was made by Shannon Westmeyer (this pre-dates my working with PMC), has the Short One's name and birth date on it. I had mentioned to Lezlie Belanger that I had been looking for a special set for a birthday necklace. Within a week she created a special bead set with a baby bear in party hat, a slice of cake, a "1", several other party hats and presents for me. Needless to say, I was thrilled. I added some of her cupcakes and ice cream beads to finish the piece. I love Lezlie's work. This necklace was a real splurge for me, given the sheer number of sculptural lampworked beads I used in it. However, I still think it captures the feel of a young child's birthday. (Why, you ask, do I get a nice commemorative necklace when it's the Short One's birthday? Well, that's another issue!)
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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