Saturday, December 26, 2009

I'm good at keeping Secrets!

No one can say that I'm not a good secret keeper!
In late July I made my first attempt at submitting to Bead Trends Magazine.
I thought I might just give it a try, the worst that they could say is no, right?
I submitted my favorite bracelet.

And waited...patiently.... for a reply.
Guess what?!?!
I made the January 2010 Bead Trends Issue!

I couldn't wait to tell everyone! But I had to keep it a secret! I wanted to surprise my parents, my biggest fans, with the magazine for Christmas.
This is the hardest secret that I've ever had to keep. And I couldn't wait to share it any longer so I scanned in the cover image from the magazine to post here.

When I found out that it was accepted I had to remove it from all online galleries, and since I had just painstakingly chosen it for my banner and avatar image, I had to change it quickly. But it's back now!

I had met a very dear friend of mine at Barnes and Noble on Wednesday for coffee. We haven't seen each other in 25 years! So when I asked if we could just go check and see if the magazine was out, she was more than willing! I almost squealed with delight when I saw it there on the shelf! Gwynne, it was so awesome to be able to share that with you, one of my oldest friends!

You can find my "Black Bean and Avocado" Bracelet in the Color Trends Section, page 24-25!
Can you tell I'm excited!!
Best Christmas present ever!

You have to look at this magazine! I'm in the company of some wonderful friends and designers in this issue!
Mellisa, Erin and Marie, it's an honor to share this with you as well! And of course Carey, the artist who made the fabulous glass beads that went into my design!
And the even better news... I have a piece in the upcoming May 2010 issue as well!
I know this is routine for some, but for me, it's just the beginning of a whole new realm of things for me! Congrats to everyone in the issue, it really is beautiful!


  1. I am so thrilled for you. You are an awesome designer and person. Congrats!

  2. Wonderful!! thanksfor mentioning me. I am really happy for you :)

    Merry Christmas!!


  3. CONGRATS on your first publication!!!! This is so exciting! And it's such a beautiful issue...I've been pouring over my advance copy and I think the photography is better than ever. Your bracelet is beautiful.

  4. Awesome! Congratulations, that's wonderful!


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