And the Winner is …. Moi! Brag Post!

Back in December I submitted two of my pieces from my Winged Things series to the Fire Mountain Gems ‘Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wire Work and Chain’ jewelry making contest.  The results are in.  I am thrilled to announce that I placed first in my category, Fashion Accessories, with my Madame Flutterbye Brooch!  I was very happy just to have made it to the finals round and really did not expect much more than that.  Even as a finalist I would have had the added bonus of having my work displayed in full color full page ads in jewelry making magazines nationwide, which alone carried quite a thrill for me.  I am just over the moon to with excitement to have won the gold medal.  True that I didn’t win the Grand Prize Gold Medal … but then there’s always next year. 😉

Feel free to take a peek at all of the wonderful designs that were submitted by so many talented artist to get your creative juices flowing. I am the seventh person listed in the winners at the top of the page.  Thanks to all of you for the kind words of encouragement over the years that gave me the courage to submit my work.

http://www.firemountaingems.com/galleryofdesigns/jewelry_design_gallery.asp?docid=BC2011METALWINNERS

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UWF Introduction to Wire Wrapped Jewelry scheduled to begin in September

It’s official.   My Introduction to Wire Wrapped Jewelry at the University of West Florida is scheduled to begin September 6th.  Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  I am presently developing a website to work as a virtual companion for students to aid in the distribution of information and serve as a guide when students are away from the classroom.  More details will be posted as soon as I have time to spend more than 10 minutes in front of the computer.  Stay Tuned!