Happy Saturday! I hope everyone will have a good weekend despite this heat wave some of us are experiencing. I think we are just going to stay inside and try to get some things on our "to do" list accomplished. For myself, that includes spending time in my jewelry workroom.
At the beginning of every new year, I always set a goal for myself. Something that I've been wanting to do, dreaming about, trying to accomplish ~ my own little personal goal. I usually do not share this goal with anyone and keep it to myself. This year, my goal was to have a piece of my handmade jewelry published. A few friends gave me some tips and the encouragement I needed to send something in to a magazine for possible submission. I submitted one piece to Interweave for their 101 Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings publication and found out a few weeks later that it was accepted! I remember receiving the email in the middle of the day while in between classes. I shared the good news with my next class, geometry. They were just as excited as I was!
Here is the cover of the magazine...
You can purchase either the magazine version or the digital version here.
Here is a sneak peek of my necklace ... featured in the "Lipstick Red" category!
I feel very blessed to have accomplished my personal goal. Actually I feel doubly blessed because another one of my creations was also accepted for another jewelry magazine due out in the fall. Stay tuned!