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) and on line at here. 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.