Monday, August 13, 2012

First Published Pieces!

Ever since I started making jewelry, I have subscribed to beading magazines.  I have studied the pictures of designs, admired the skill of the designers who created them, and dreamed of having a piece of my jewelry in one of the magazines someday.  

This spring, I summoned up the courage to submit several designs to various magazines.  Then I received great news in May...I received an email from Stringing magazine informing me that 2 of my earring designs had been selected for publication!  I was so excited (like, squealing-and-jumping-up-and-down excited)!!  

After patiently waiting, this finally came in my mail today...

Stringing Fall 2012 issue

On page 56 of the Fall issue of Stringing, you will find these earrings featured.  

Green Goddess

Spirit of the Caribbean

It's ironic that the day I receive this magazine, I am sending off a signed contract for another publication to be announced at a later date! :-)  

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Travels to the Northwest, Part 1

My dear friend Anneliese (and our host while in British Columbia) did a wonderful job of summarizing our trip up to Whistler this summer.  Head over to her blog for some spectacular pictures!

Anneliese' blog post on Whistler