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.