Tuesday, May 26, 2009

My 15 Minutes of Fame

I've been doing the happy dance for a couple of weeks now. (Only in the privacy of my own home, though, because my dancing scares people.)

One of my peyote bracelet designs was published in the June/July 2009 issue of Beadwork magazine!!! I submitted several different animal prints to one of the other magazines published by Interweave, and although they were initially considering all of them they ultimately just chose the lime green, dark red, and cream version of my leopard design. It's so cool to see it in print. My very first publication. I've been asked to submit a couple more designs, but I have no idea when I'll get them finished or when they'll be published.

The bracelet that was featured in the magazine is now listed in my Etsy shop. The editors of the magazine gave it such a cool name I decided to keep it -- Limelight Leopard.

The pattern published in the magazine article is the one shown in this version of the bracelet, but they've also published the other two versions I submitted to them (one in "natural" leopard colors and one in plum, red, and cream) are available as free patterns for anyone to download from the website.

While I'm writing about my 15 minutes of fame, I also have to send a big thank you to Lori Ward. She used my Crossword Puzzle beadwoven cuff in the May 21 Get Crafty Crossword Puzzle post!! Lori's from North Carolina (coincidentally, where I'll be living sometime in the near future), and she has a shop called Risky Beads on Artfire as well as a shop on Etsy with a similar name, riskybeads. I love her sense of humor... the fact that her banner touts "Accessories with Issues" just cracks me up. When you get to her Etsy shop, be sure to read her shop announcement for another chuckle.

Lori's creations are extremely varied, and I had as much fun reading her descriptions as I did ogling all her pictures.

Don't you just love creative people?!?

And don't you just love this bracelet, aptly named Three Bean Salad? What a hoot.

Okay, it's time to go do something productive. There is laundry to be done, boxes to be packed, and beadweaving to be beadwoven. Probably not in that order. hee hee.


storybeader said...

a BIG congrats. to you!! I'll have to get the zine! And now I can see how to make a clasp, w/o feeling like a complete idiot!

Anonymous said...

Wow, congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment- go you!

tstreasures said...

That is brilliant, congratulations! You definitely deserve it as your designs are gorgeous...going to buy a copy as soon as I can.

Meghann said...

Congratulations - I saw it in my email from BeadStyle! They are all beautiful - here's to many more great art pieces :)

Triz Designs said...

Congrats! I got so exited when I saw it in my copy!!!!