First, the good news...
I'm gonna be in a book!
(Well, not me really, the beads)
Three of my pieces were chosen for the Lark series Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry.
This was a photo only submission and I'm so excited to be a part!
I remember back in April of last year when I submitted, it was not the easiest submission process. They didn't accept online submissions which have become so easy to do, so I had to actually take the photos, save them on CD, fill out a form for each photo and the whole time I'm working on this I'm thinking...wow, this is a long shot.
Well, it was worth it! I'm so excited and can't wait till the book comes out in August.
My three pieces are The Queen's Crown Bracelet which is
made with lots of faceted czech glass and bugle beads.
Tumbling Tiles which has really been a pretty popular bangle and a good way to get your feet wet if you've never worked with Tila beads.
Also, La Catedral which has been extremely popular and also happens to be my favorite design of all my bracelet designs.
I hope you'll keep an eye out for the book come August, it promises to be a great collection of some of the world's best beadweavers!
Okay, for the bad news...
I'm sure you've already guessed but I've decided not to try to continue with the fashion blog hop this year. Getting sick really sucked the energy out of me and I realized that I don't want to take on any kind of deadlines whether I set them for myself or not.
I'm trying to limit my limits on my creative time (did that make sense?).
Thanks to everyone who expressed interest and who knows, maybe, maybe down the road we might do a special something.
So, enjoy your weekend, I hope it's relaxing and creative and also fun!