Monday, September 28, 2009

We're in Stringing!

My Little Bumblebeads are out in the world!

Interweave Press' “The Best of Stringing-- Special Collector's Edition: Celebrating 5 Years of Making Jewelry” is out on newsstands and one of the new projects that is included is The Rusty Convertible, designed by Lorelei Eurto and featuring my Little Bumblebeads!








This is very exciting, to say the least, as I only started doing polymer clay seriously about this time last year. But this little tale of modest success is not about me but more about the generous folks in the beading and polymer clay communities.


I am very lucky that I made connections with artists that appreciated my style and were generous about promoting my work on their blogs and in their designs-- thank you Deryn Mentock and Lorelei Eurto. When I asked these folks for advice, they gave it-- thank you Heather Powers, Jennifer Stumpf and Deryn. These designers invited me to collaborate with them, they let me put their work on my blog-- thank you Heather, Lorelei, Erin Prais-Hintz, Erin Siegel , Cindy Wimmer and Sharon Borsavage. Thank you, Art Bead Scene for the wonderful challenges you promote every month and to Cynthia Tinapple at Polymer Clay Daily for your posts about Stories They Tell. Special thanks to my Vermont clay buddy, Cindy Walcott, for all her advice, creative critique and support! And to Barbara Lewis, another potter and super-creative woman who I wish was my neighbor so we could do enameling together! Not at all least, thanks to my Etsy customers, for helping me to keep those supplies coming in so I can keep doing what I love!


And big warm thanks to all of you readers who leave such supportive and perceptive comments on this blog! They make me believe that what I do has some positive impact in the world and that is the most important success I can have. I am grateful and humbled by the friendship of all of you.


14 comments:

  1. Yippee Yea! I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished, Christine! It has been a distinct pleasure to work with you. Opening the Best of Stringing was truly a gift...it was so exciting to see all the names of my friends...and to find myself listed among them made me all a-squee inside! You really shouldn't be surprised at your success...your beads are so beautiful and your colors are so gorgeous. Expect more success...it is coming to you! Enjoy the day, friend!
    Erin

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  2. Congrat's to you Christine....your beads are surely beautiful, and you make designing with them such a wonderful experience! This is a terrific honor!

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  3. Congratulations Christine upon being published! It must be a thrill to see your work in print!

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  4. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Congrats, Christine. Your beads are beautiful! ... and I am humbled by your kind comments. We are blessed to have this association of like-minded artists!

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  5. Congrats Christine!! Your work truly is beautiful!

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  6. Congrats! I recognized them as yours right away, even before I looked for your name! How cool is it that you have followers out there who can pick your work out based just on the style? haaaaaaa You're a great inspiration to me to find my own signature whether it's clay or whatever! Take care!!!

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  7. whoo hoo! Congratulations, friend!!

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  8. Congratulations! They are beautiful! I've just started making beads and having such fun. I'm a polymer clay sculptor, and learning to make beads and things is great to do in between other projects.

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  9. Congrats, Christine!!!! I'm so happy that this issue is finally out. Seems like so long ago that you were anticipating its release. Your beads are beautiful, and Lorelei sure made a wonderful bracelet with them (no wonder they made it to the "Best Of"!). I am proud of you and it has been a real treasure meeting you this year and collaborating. Thank YOU! :-)

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  10. Congratulations, Christine. I'm glad I found you, your art and your blog.

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  11. Awesome, Christine!! Your beads are truly one of a kind wonders! I wish you every success with your lovely work and am happy you are in The Best of Stringing! I'm sure the publications will continue to pile up! xo jennifer

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  12. Hi Christine! I wanted to let you know I received my package with some of your pretties!! I feel like I know someone famous now!!! Thanks so much! Jen

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  13. Congratulations! Here's to many more. Love your work!

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