In May of 2009 I participated in the Bead Unique Magazine Bead Swap. When I received the box of goodies from other beaders, I went to work and created 7 items to send to them. I was elated that October when I opened the Winter 2010 edition to find a little picture of one of my bracelets with my name beside it on the page describing the Bead Swap. In February of 2010, as I was opening the first storefront location of my bead store, I was contacted by Joanna Feller, Managing Editor of Bead Unique Magazine requesting the instructions for my Medallion Bracelet, stating that they had it in mind for their Winter 2011 issue (hitting newsstands in October 2010). I was both humbled and honored to even be asked. I quickly sent along the instructions for the bracelet, and waited.
A few months went by. I was asked for a few more sets of instructions, 2 of which I have sent along, and one which I have yet to get to (I'll get there I swear). I was beginning to give up hope on the winter issue when I received the fall issue, and near the back was a large teaser picture of my bracelet saying 'Coming in next issue'. Woohoo! Now I knew for sure that I would be in that issue! Yesssss!
So, without further adieu, I give you the Winter 2011 issue of Bead Unique Magazine, complete with my Medallion Bracelet article. The picture of my bracelet was taken by Pamela Hawkins, Editor in Chief of BU (you can visit her blog here). Thanks Pam for making my item look its very best. I appreciate it more than you could know :) . Here's to the first in a long line of fabulous articles!