If you'll take a glance to your right, you'll notice I've added a new button to the site.
I've been thinking about this a lot lately and a recent purchase from an extremely loyal customer really made my mind up.
I'm adding a Customer Gallery to the blog for my tutorial customers.
I'm still amazed by how many of you have put your trust in me and my ability to translate my designs into a teachable format. And after last year when I found out that someone was e-mailing my designs to anybody and everybody that wanted it, I wanted to come up with a way to reward loyal customers who respected the authors of the designs and were willing to honor them by purchasing their materials.
I've also enjoyed seeing the pictures you've sent me with my creations and your color combinations or modifications that have made the piece your own.
You know how much I believe in using tutorials and patterns as a starting off point to help you understand beads and how they're woven together and then branching off from there to create something uniquely yours, so here's how the Gallery will work:
If you've created something using one of my tutorials, simply send me an e-mail with:
- the best picture you can take of your creation, just the picture, no text or anything like that, please.
- your name as you'd like it to appear in the gallery
- some feedback on my tutorial (what you thought about the instructions...something that was confusing or especially easy to follow...I want this to help me improve as a designer as much as to help you improve as an artist.) I may or may not post the feedback with your picture, it depends on space.
What you'll get in return:
- Membership to my Artist's Gallery for 2011.
-A membership card that you can print off and hang in your space and which will entitle you to special offers on future tutorial purchases.
Thanks so much for your support and for those of you who have already sent me pictures, we're starting fresh here, so if you'd like to be included you'll have to resend your picture and the information above.
I hope you guys enjoy your weekend!