Back in October, I was contacted by Beth Livesay, the managing editor for Stampington & Company, asking if they could feature a few of my necklaces in the premier issue of their new magazine, Jewelry Affaire.
And today, I got my issue in the mail! (Thanks, Beth!) I could have just wet my pants, I was so excited. I've never had anything in print before, so I'm pretty excited about it! :o)
"Jewelry Affaire" is a magazine about....well, jewelry! It's chock full of amazing pieces, and most of them have directions on how to recreate them. My necklaces are nowhere near the prettiest in there, I give such credit to all the designers who's creations are featured! If you're into jewelry (and even if you're not!), I definitely recommend picking up a copy. The magazine will be available in stores on April 1st, I believe, so keep your eyes peeled for it! :o)
And speaking of Stampington & Co, and dearest Ms. Livesay, she is also the generous heart who donated the issues of "Altered Couture" for the "Ruffle Your Stuff" contest! Since I discovered this magazine (which is almost a book, really), I completely fell in love with it. Full of amazing refashions and recycled clothes, by all kinds of indie designers(much like you and I!). And did you know that you can submit your creations to be considered for a feature in it? I have a little shirt coming up in the summer issue, and if I can get in, surely you can, too! :o) Check out the submission guidelines here. Why not give it a shot??
So that was my exciting news for the day!
And it came at just the right time, because I've been feeling a bit melancholy lately, over nothing in particular. Do you ever get that way? I was even considering shutting down my blog after the contest is over. (I know, right?!? Silly, moody, artistic people....) Don't worry, I'm sure I won't. I think I would miss you all too much! And you can't beat a hobby that costs almost nothing, and makes the world prettier :o)
Take care, dear friends!