What a wonderful surprise it was to receive my May/June 09 edition of Step By Step Beads Magazine this month. I was happily paging through the magazine and when I got to page 48 my mouth fell open! There was my necklace, made for my 95 year old mother (last year) for Mother's Day.
I had sent the picture and a brief explanation to Step By Step Beads in December 08 as a response to a request for pictures of jewelry we had made for our mothers. Mom had told me she loved this necklace, so I decided to send it in. I got a very brief, "Thank you for your submission," from the magazine, and so I thought they probably didn't like it enough to use it.
So you can imagine my surprise when I saw my necklace, published, in print, in beautiful color!
It was such a joy to call my mom and tell her about it. It made her day too! Mom's name is Thelma and she turned 96 this past January. She's an amazing woman!