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! :-)  

19 comments:

  1. Congrats!!! how exciting for you!! I love the earrings they have a beachy feel!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

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  2. Oh, I'm so thrilled for you! Congratulations!!!

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  3. Congratulations! Both are beautiful. I especially love the Spirit of the Caribbean! I am still waiting for my copy to arrive-can't wait!

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! Congratulations on your "Coffee" themed necklace in this issue! I love the 3 swirly transparent glass beads that you used.

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  4. Congratulations! I'm so glad the magazine finally came! I will have to see if it's on the shelf here somewhere.The earings are beautiful!
    I am so happy for you. What an honor to be featured and have another one to look forward to now!

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  5. WOW - Way cool! I can only imagine how exciting that must have been. Now I can say that I own a necklace from a famous jewelry designer :)

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  6. How exciting Kathy!! Your jewelry creations are stunning!!

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  7. wow! congratulations! that's really exciting :)

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    1. Thank you, Lora! I'm really enjoying your inspiring blog, glad I found it.

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  8. thanks so much for entering my giveaway! So sorry you didn't win. I would however, like to offer you a special coupon code! Just use the code GIVEAWAY30 to get 30% off your order! :)

    Blessings,
    Lora

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  9. Kathy! That is so awesome! Congratulations. =) I'm so glad you sent them off.
    Both of your designs are beautiful, but I particularly like the round wave-like repetition in the Caribbean spirit piece.

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  10. Beautiful work! You deserve to be featured...now and again. Congrat's!

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  11. Kathy, you really do beautiful artistic work. I am so happy for you that you had your work featured. I looked through all your pieces in your etsy shop again and there are so many pieces that are so wonderful.

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  12. Congratulations! These earrings are gorgeous! I am in awe of your talent. I am happy to be your newest follower,
    Kathy

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