Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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I'm Published!!

I'm so excited that I just had to tell someone.....anyone....that I received the May 2010 issue of Bead Trends yesterday, and I'm in it!! WOOT!! WOOT!! :))


Nope, that's not my necklace on the cover.....I could only wish! It's a very fun & colorful piece! I'm on page 106, and my bracelet, "Gwyneth," is the introduction to the "Fashion Favorites" section. So exciting!!!


I love the way they photographed my bracelet. They really brought out the warm and rich colors of the design, and the way it fades into the background is classic. Now....if only they could photograph ALL my jewelry pieces! LOL! I want to give a shout out to my friend, Deronda. She made the beautiful & stunning focal lampwork bead! Check out her amazing work on Etsy and on Artfire.


This photo is directly across the page from my bracelet. As you can see, it's the closure with a lil signature dangle.

When you are published in Bead Trends, you ship your jewelry piece to them, along with instructions on how to design it. Then, about a week before the book hits the shelves, they return your jewelry piece and 2 copies of the book, plus a lil something extra. The first time I was published, (January 2009), I had no idea I would be getting 2 free issues, so I gave one of them to my Mother-in-law...well more like my Mom. Her name was Flo, and I called her Mom. Anyway, I decided to surprise her, so I added the book in a Christmas gift that had 2 pairs of earrings in it. The look on her face when she saw my necklace in the book was priceless! She was so proud and excited! We both got really giddy and a lil teary eyed too. Now that Mom is in heaven and with God, I don't know what to do with the 2nd copy. But I do know that Mom is smiling at me with a giddy grin, and that she is just as proud of me as she was the first time. 

It's such a rewarding feeling to have my jewelry acknowledged this way, and I feel extremely blessed for the opportunity. Oh, just to let you know, "Gwyneth" will be listed in my etsy shop very soon. And look for my 3rd publication ( a gorgeous pink crystal necklace) coming up in June's issue.
"Thanks for sharing my WOOT moment & reading my mini novel! Happy creating!"

13 comments :

Leslie Danner said...

That my friend is just beyond amazing..congrats...Im so happy for you...I bet you are so happy you cant contain yourself, I know i wouldnt be able to...

Regina said...

Congratulations. I have never checked out Bead Trends, I do not think I have seen it in book stores. I must check it out. Beautiful post, I am sure Mom is smiling down at you, very proud. Enjoy.

Pricilla said...

Congratulations!!!!! It's a beautiful bracelet.

Orion Designs said...

That is so exciting Brenda! Congratulations on being published - again. It is well deserved.

LemonadeFromMyLemons said...

Congratulations. You deserve to be excited. What a beautiful bracelet

LemonadeFromMyLemons said...

Congratulations, what a wonderful honor. Your piece is BEAUTIFUL.

Brandi said...

Oh, Brenda, that is SO EXCITING! GO YOU!

The Jewelry Box said...

I will confess, I'm still walking around on cloud 9 today...and it's sinking in a bit more. I've definitely got a smile on my mug. :D Thank you all so much for your sweet & supportive comments! That means A LOT to me! :)

Salzanos said...

Oh, how awesome!! So can anyone offer a "how to" and send a piece in? Where can I fine the guidelines?
Your bracelet is tops!! Congrats again!!!!

Deronda said...

Congrats, congrats!

Small Footprints said...

WhooHoo ~ Congratulations!! And what a beautiful piece! How exciting! Well ... you deserve it! Your work is lovely and it's obvious that it's created with such care.

CONGRATULATIONS! What a wonderful way to head into the weekend!

Katherine said...

Congratulations!

The Jewelry Box said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments! :))

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