My page. Page 40. These are my gemstone earrings made of garnet and peridot rondells, and Keishi pearls.
Like my friend Arlyn says, I don't know why people say "Toot, Toot" when they are published, but since it seems to be the thing to say so...
I got my jewelry back from the publisher today with my issue of Bead Trends that I am in . My Mistletoe & Holly Berry earrings made the Dec. issue and I am on page 40. Actually, I am also on page 4 inside the front with the table of contents.
I can't decide if I want to keep them or list them in my shop. Need to think on it a bit.
I am also in the Feb. '09 issue and that will be the last one. I've decided not to submit every month like I used to. If I do it will be leisurely and sporadic at best.
Being published is fun but it isn't everything. I don't need the publications to feel validated. I simply make what I like and leave it at that. I have the bragging rights to many, many publications. I can say I've been there, and I've done that. It served its purpose, but now it is time for other chapters of my life. :)