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Friday, August 20, 2010

So Excited!!

It's ON, people!

On Thursday evening, a package showed up on my doorstep addressed to me. I almost never get exciting packages in the mail, unless I order something, so this was unexpected. The return address gave it away, though -- Northridge Publishing, the publisher of Bead Trends magazine!

In the box was my necklace, "Gaslights", and two copies of the September 2010 issue of Bead Trends!
On pages 86 and 87, you will find a far more beautiful photograph of my necklace than I could ever take, and the tutorial for making it.

Oh, THIS is the necklace, as photographed by me:

I talked about it last fall, in this post here, having worn it to a local art show and gotten lots of compliments and comments on it. (The post I am referencing is one in my 'personal' blog, mostly about my life and my friends and family)

This was the first necklace I have submitted to bead Trends, and the second piece I submitted to any magazine, following encouragement by my friends Cindy Wimmer and Kerry Bogert.

What's really awesome is that I will have five pieces of my work shown in five different magazine issues between now and probably January. It's an accomplishment for me, and I am hoping that next year I can at least do that many, or maybe more.

I'm certainly going to try!

Anyway, I really wants to say thanks for Cindy and Kerry for all of their support, always, and their encouragement, and for giving me the little push I needed to be confident and send my work out into the world on this level. Thank you, ladies, so very much!

This necklace should be in my Etsy shop later today, if anyone is interested. I'll post the link later on!

Have an inspired day!

11 comments:

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Congrats! That is so awesome. Your necklace is gorgeous!

Kerry said...

YOO HOOOO!! I can't wait to see the issue in person. You should be so so proud! You did and awesome job, CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOO HOOOO!!

Melissa Meman said...

Christine!! Congratulations..Gorgeous necklace!

TesoriTrovati said...

Can I get a WOOT WOOT? WOOT WOOT!
That is terrific news Christine. I remember that feeling very well. My first pieces were published in Bead Trends and they continue to amaze me with their beautiful photography. I can't wait to see an issue so I can savor your beautiful work. Congratulations. So proud of you!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Pretty Things said...

So very, very proud of you!!!!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Congrats! I saw your necklace, it's lovely!...I have a bracelet in this issue as well. Can't wait to see your other pieces being published!

Fundametals.net said...

Congratulations, Christine! I need to go out and get myself a copy!

Cindy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Christine!!! Your first piece...one of many to come! YOU DID IT!!! You talked about it back in March...and now here it is still August and you are PUBLISHED. I can't wait to see this issue...and I'm so very proud of ya!
Cindy

Patti said...

Congratulations!

chocoholic said...

Wow Christine, that is so wonderful!! I will have to pick up that issue. That necklace is really cool!! I am sure now that you are out there it will happen over and over your work is stunning!!

Gwynnie B said...

Christine, how awesome is this!! What a fabulous accomplishment. Of course, I see your talent and am so very proud you followed through with this and shared your artwork with publishers!! I feel grand things happening for you...

Congratulations, dahling!!!!!

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