I made this piece a few years ago, when I was pretty young in my jewelry making. I found this strand of adorable glass beads - for $1/strand. I wanted to make a bubble style necklace, but being that I didn't have or really know where to find, the prefab pieces - I set out to make my version of the necklace. THIS is what came out.
Now, I have to be honest....this piece was just ok, in my eyes. I didn't really wear it but kept it around because it was cute and something I thought was a good learning experience. It was a pretty deary day and a galpal and I stopped at the Post Office to mail some packages out. While there, a woman who worked there saw my necklace and just raved about it. My friend immediately said 'She has other stuff in her purse'...which I did. SO, I finished my business with the PO and walked back to her to give her a biz card, when she walked us over to another coworker who loved jewelry, too. This necklace started a beautiful friendship with these women - it also got me thinking that maybe this was a better piece than I thought.
On a whim, I decided the week before Thanksgiving to send a photo of this piece in to BeadStyle to see if they may be interested. Within a week, I had an answer and it was YES! I FREAKED! =)
I don't know what will come of this, but what I DO know is to NEVER discount your own work. Had I not pulled this little piece out on a rainy day - it might not have given me exposure on a world wide scale and even more importantly - put me on the radar in jewelry world. SO excited to see where this goes!