Well, I'm gonna show you anyway!
First of all, before you get jealous of my super spectacular mail day, you should know that my mail is mostly the kind that makes you feel as if you have failed at adulthood.
Overdue bills, creditors, doctors bills, insurance forms, insurance denials, attorney correspondence and even letters from the IRS (that's the last year Mike ever does our taxes). In short, our mail sucks.
But today, oh, today was magnificent! Not one bill!
It has been so long since I could afford a nice package, but this was a splurge I could not resist; a package of vintage brass elements from Paris, France! She even wrote "Merci!"
Then I got a check! Not a bill but actual money! It's a good one too!
In addition to the check I received a notice from one of my consignment stores that my product was featured in one of their local magazines, how cool is that!?!
Okay, as if that was enough to make me cry tears of joy, I received a copy of Belle Armoire and discovered to my delight, that there is not just one of my submissions but two! I didn't know, I thought perhaps they had been cut from this issue because I never received the articles to proof read. But they are there, both of them!
My mama was so proud.
The first article they changed a bit, which is fine, I totally trust Belle Armoire. I had originally titled the article Color Me Spring, because I used a metal coloring technique that looks wonderful on embossed brass.
I'm not really a "romping" kind of girl and the jewelry isn't really about resin. But whatever.
This article not only explains how to add a bit of color to raw brass but how to create monograms on polymer clay cabochons. They elected not to go with the stepped out photos but I feel you can still get a good enough idea from the text instructions.
Aren't their photos phenomenal!?! They made me look gorgeous!
The second article is stepped out with photos and explains how to combine crystal points with sari silk and seed beads.
Again, loving the photos! I really should start utilizing props in my own photos for my work, it really adds something, don't you think?
Okay, you must get the magazine to see more. There is so much packed into this issue, you are sure to find inspiration. I think my favorite was Nancy Schindler' s A Winter Wedding, but I loved the cuff bracelet by Diane Frey.
Thank you for letting me share my AWESOME mail day with you.