Sunday, 4 October 2009

Bead Soup

The beads

Bracelet 1 - Charm bracelet

Bracelet 2 - Peyote Freeform

Bracelet 3 - Simply strung

I was supposed to appear in this month's Bead Magazine, in their Bead Soup feature. For those of you who don't know, they send a mixture of beads to a few people and they have to make something interesting. For some reason, my work did not get published, although I do think (but I may be biased!) that my bracelets were as good as the work published. I am really disappointed :( Oh well, keep plodding on!

One person who DID get published is Crafter...oo's very own Kerry from PennyDog. Her project is on page 16 onwards and it is great. Mind you, all her things are fabulous and original.
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Edit 07/10 to say:
I just got a lovely email from the editor of the magazine. It was a photographer error, and her emails were not getting through to me either for some reason. I am so relieved! I think I need to believe in myself a little more instead of thinking I have always done something wrong!
Thanks for the lovely supportive posts xxx


x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

i think the pieces you made are really lovely chick but maybe it's just a matter of space on the feature page? Try not to be to disheartened x

pennydog said...

Aww thanks for the mention, sorry you're so disappointed :(

Izabela said...

your pieces are definitely worth publishing, I love them and hopefully next time they open their eyes and feature your design

and don't feel bad

juanitatortilla said...

Oh my! I would DEFINITELY wear these! Totally my choice of colours, right there :) I think they're all stunning (of course I'm also biased), but surely your work will get the recognition it so deserves!

Bigbluebed said...

As VV says - probably just a matter of space at the time.
Your pieces are beautiful.

gtlady said...

They are all great, but I really love the freeform one, I can't see why you weren't in, as the others say, it surely must be purely a matter of space x

Craft Matters said...

Oh that's a shame - they must be dimwits (or perhaps lacking the space). You have done lovely work there - I especially like the freeform one. Keep your chin up. xxx

Suzanne Vaughan said...

No, not dimwits, but thank you all for the support. It did kock my confidence a little :( The editor of the mag seems to be lovely, so I am sure there was no horrible reason. Hopefully an oversight :)

Suzanne Vaughan said...

Just to let you all know that it WAS an error, so PHEW! Have amended blog post.

Thanks to Jean at the magazine for the lovely email.

Pips said...

Beautiful work - love the charm bracelet especially. Glad they got in contact and let you know what had happened.