DIY Geometric Necklace Pendant Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful time celebrating. I actually made it until midnight...I was pretty proud of myself :) 2012 is going to be amazing...I just know it! What you will need:3 different colors of polymer claySome kind of roller (a large marker will also do the trick)Razor bladeCotton cordKrazy glueToothpick or object to poke a hole in clay Soften and condition the clay with your hands before starting. Carefully slice out 3 triangles. Poke a hole in the smallest of the 3 triangles. Krazy glue the triangles on top of each other, staggering them a little bit. Attach the necklace cord and have fun wearing!
China Financial Markets A publishing how-to: Tips from Stacey Pierson, Ph.D. (Part 1) « Post Academic Stacey Pierson is Lecturer (which translates to Assistant Professor here in the States) at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, specializing in Chinese Ceramics and Museum Studies. She is also the one-time curator of the prestigious Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, and I imagine she could also probably work as a junior archeologist, ace appraiser, and Chinese translator, if she wanted to! "Chinese Ceramics book cover" (Courtesy of Stacey Pierson) But, for our purposes here at Post Academic, it’s her experiences as a published author of two books–Chinese Ceramics: A Design History (V&A, 2009) and Collectors, Collections and Museums: the Field of Chinese Ceramics in Britain, 1560-1960 (Peter Lang, 2007)–and her current post as the Editor of the journal Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society that we’re most interested in. The interview continues below the fold… "Collectors, Collections and Museums book cover" (Courtesy of Stacey Pierson)
Michael Pettis Michael Pettis is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program based in Beijing. An expert on China’s economy, Pettis is professor of finance at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, where he specializes in Chinese financial markets. From 2002 to 2004, he also taught at Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management and, from 1992 to 2001, at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. He is a member of the Institute of Latin American Studies Advisory Board at Columbia University as well as the Dean’s Advisory Board at the School of Public and International Affairs. Pettis worked on Wall Street in trading, capital markets, and corporate finance since 1987, when he joined the sovereign debt trading team at Manufacturers Hanover (now JPMorgan). Most recently, from 1996 to 2001, Pettis worked at Bear Stearns, where he was managing director principal heading the Latin American capital markets and the liability management groups.
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Patrick Chovanec :: clevergirl.org ::: 216. Happy New Year! Norma Envelope Clutch - free pattern Happy New Year!!! New Year's Day is my favorite holiday! But how would you know or remember that, given my propensity toward semiannual blog updates? I plan to blog more frequently in 2012. I've missed sharing my sewing exploits, and I have talked myself out of posting some patterns and tutorials for silly reasons. First up in the new year is a free pattern and pseudo-tutorial (you'll see what I mean in a moment) for an envelope clutch. I drafted a pattern and sewed the first prototype for this envelope clutch in October, and when I took it out one evening, my friend Norma gushed. Download the Norma Envelope Clutch Pattern here. You'll need: 3/4 yard (27 inches) fabric for bag3/4 yard (27 inches) fabric for liningmagnetic closuresapprox. 40 inches piping (optional)Norma Envelope Clutch Pattern, printed and assembled, which will look like this if you can decipher the little matching code system I tried hard to remember from Burdastyle patterns of yore: Use 3/8" seam allowance all around.
China Matters 14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed CASS The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) is the highest academic research organization in the fields of philosophy and social sciences as well as a national center for comprehensive studies in the People""s Republic of China. 1. Short History CASS was established in May 1977 growing out of the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 1977 to 1981,a batch of new research institutes and some other institutions were established one after another in CASS. Since 1981,the Institute of Quantitative and Technical Economics, Center for Documentation and Information, Research Center for Chinese Borderland History and Geography, Institute of Political Sciences, Institute of Taiwan Studies as well as Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies have been established in succession. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Play Nicely With Others: Games to Play With Your Camera A recent major university double-blind study has concluded that games are fun. In addition, 63 percent of licensed phlebotomists agree that fun is nice. These ground-shaking, revolutionary results have caused us to revise our staunchly anti-fun philosophy. In an effort to explore these new (and somewhat suspicious) avenues of “fun” and “games” we respectfully present our findings on the subject: five games you can play with your camera and photos. We are informed by reliable sources that they qualify as “fun.” Photography Games p.s. These particular games use Flickr as a homebase since lots of users means more players for the game. Photogamer What Is It? What are the Rules? How Do I Play? Why Would I Bother? But it’s also a really good way to kickstart your creativity if you’ve been in a rut. Mission 24 What Is It? What are the Rules? Only photos taken after the mission starts are allowed- no recycling from your archives. How Do I Play? Why Would I Bother? Guess Where? What Is It? Guess What?