1. I'm thrilled to see people signing up as followers of the blog and even GASP! leaving comments! Awesome! Thank you so much for choosing to spend your daily allotment of "wasted computer time" meandering through the drivel that flows from my brain and out through my keyboard. And okay, yeah, everyone's really only here for the eye candy, I know, but a girl can dream...
2. As I've mentioned in previous posts, but will continue to mention again and again because I'm too excited to ever get really tired of writing about this, I will have six designs published in the March, 2009, issue of "Bead Trends" magazine. I've already gotten the advance copies so the mag should hit the newstands soon. The pictures are truly stunning (thanks to their photographer and stylist no doubt) and I'm so thrilled to have been selected by the magazine as a designer. More items will follow in the April and May issues, as well.
**Note - if you click on that link for the magazine, they're still showing the February issue, but I expect the March issue will get posted within a week or so.
Okay, eye candy time!
These stunning lampwork tulip beads came from one of my favorite eBay vendors. This is the photo from the eBay listing, but the real beads came in the mail a few days ago and the colors are actually prettier in person. They're much brighter and not as olive-y on the leaves.
These pretty pansies are made by the same artist who created the tulips and I just love them. They haven't arrived yet, but I'm watching the mailbox like a hawk...a pansy hawk!
Which explains why I had to buy even more from him. Can you EVEN BELIEVE these peacock beads??? And the water swirl ones aren't too shabby, either.
And no, I didn't rob a bank...remember, I went AWOL for almost 3 whole months including the holidays so I have a HUGE backlog of posts and pictures to get through.
Have a great day!