Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Surprise!

*** Reminder: the Auction for Charm Swap 2012 (all proceeds go to Beads of Courage organization) is still on: there are 56 adorable charms!
 

Back in September I submitted some of my work to Denise Peck, Editor of Step by Step Wire Magazine. I chose this magazine because it seems the most suitable for my current work: lots of wire, and slowly introducing metal.

Submitting your work is in itself a wrecking process: you self-doubt yourself a lot and while you (im)patiently wait for an answer you need to develop some thick skin, just in case. I was fortunate enough to have Denise liking my chainmaille capture, the 'Caught You!' necklace. A few more back-and-forth and she decided to publish it, maybe in the December issue of the magazine.

Having the crazy life I chose for myself and my family I promptly forgot about it (I function on a mental checklist: if I check something off my list, I discard it automatically!)...

Until Saturday evening when lovely Patti sent me a note on Facebook - saying she just received the magazine and congratulating me for the necklace being published! I was speechless - I have just been to the bookstore and no December issue of the magazine is on stands yet here! [I checked again Sunday & Monday - nothing yet].

It is such a nice and surreal feeling: to know something you made with love is being loved enough by someone else too! Enough to be put on paper in a specialty magazine. The moment is still surreal (and it will stay that way until I can hold the magazine in my hand :)), but at the same time it gave me a push and a boost.... which means I will have some new items to show you soon. I must take pictures before the weekend, so look for them early next week, it's a lot, and I love most of them :)

Since I have no copy of the magazine - I will leave you with the picture I sent:


'Caught you!' - chainmaille capture in silver & jade (necklace) :: All Pretty Things
'Caught you!' - chainmaille capture in silver & jade


5 comments:

  1. Congrats Alicia~how exciting!!! I bet you cannot wait to hold the magazine in your hands :-D "Caught You" is such a unique beauty.

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  2. That pendant is one of my favourite of your designs, Alicia. Elegant in simplicity! Congrats on being featured. How frustrating to not have your copy in your hands yet!

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  3. Hi Alicia,
    Congratulations on being published. I have always loved your "Caught You" pendant. I will be on the look out for this mag at the stores so I can purchase one just because you are in it,
    Therese

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  4. Congratulations Alicia! How wonderful!

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  5. My o my! Alicia I am so excited for you. I could feel your emotions from your writing. It must be surreal. The piece is beautiful and very stylish. I am going to look for this issue and shout out that this is a piece by my friend. Keep up the good work. YOU ARE PUBLISHED1 Love Dita.

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