Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Beadwork Challenge

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 
original post date

Beadwork Magazine Challenge 

 I am a huge fan of Beading magazines and books, and among them Beadwork magazine. My favorite, and first section I turn to is always the beadwork challenge! I find it inspiring, and so interesting to see what each individual artists creates with the same products.

So last fall after participating in Lori's bead swap. I decided to take a leap of faith and try out for it. I wasn't super hopeful as I had never entered anything before, and had heard it can take years of submitting to get in.

So, when I received an email from Beadwork just 3 days later, I was absolutely shocked! So shocked in fact that I didn't believe it. I thought it had to be a mistake. I thought, perhaps a computer glitch? And everyone had gotten that congratulation email. Funny how our minds work, huh?

Well, it wasn't a mistake. I was one super lucky bead artist! I had been selected to receive one of their monthly challenge kits.  Thank you Lori for running the Bead Swap! that partnered me up with Marcy who gifted me the most adorable glass beads, that inspired my beaded garden, which I sent to beadwork as a example of my work, which won me a spot in the beadwork challenge!

SO here is my big reveal! I've had to hold onto this news for 7 months...

check it out! my very first publication...

My cousin Julie wearing my challenge piece

Magazine that my challenge piece was in.

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