Two of the pieces are repeats from last year - Tzarina and Princess Maya - along with two of my newer items - Kenilworth Castle and Jeanne d'Arc,
Kenilworth Catle is directly inspired by a necklace that I saw in the series "The Tudors" - and made with a vintage German glass piece that is a beautiful ruby red with glass pearls. I love it. Also, below, is "Chain of Office" - inspired by the same series. I would have submitted this piece to Bead & Button also, but I finished is about 2 weeks after the due date! I will be teaching this at Stony Creek Beads in Ypsilanti in about 3 weeks.
This same week, I found out that Bead & Button magazine has a picture of my tiara on page 17 of the "Your Work" section (page 17). I've known for sometime that this was going to be published, but I don't know for certain which issue.
I spent last weekend in Northern Michigan working at a conference (this was the view out the window), 50 hours in 4 days! Yikes. But with what I have earned, I am able to hange out with my girlfriends in California for a week without feeling guilty about the money. My goodness, I love these ladies - they help me stay grounded.
Yes, I am having a good month.