Expect Miracles :)

Yay! More good news!!! I am honored to have one of my necklaces published in the new Fall issue of Jewelry Affaire from Stampington! It officially hits stands on October 1st but my local bead store Garden of Beaden has received their shipment and so has Barnes & Noble :) This is a gorgeous issue and I am truly grateful to be included in its pages with so many amazing artists! I am on page 100 - the piece is called "Expect Miracles", so go out support your local bead store and grab a copy! You will no doubt be inspired by the stunning work everyone has shared. You can read the story on what initially inspired this piece in the issue. I had written the article for Stampington late Spring of this year, but this necklace had already started spinning it's magic the minute it was made.
       I had been wearing this piece a lot when I first made it. Little did I know it had become a kind of good luck charm while Tara and I were unknowingly formulating Serendipity Salvage. We had worked side by side getting ready for last Glitterfest. What started out as us getting together to solder or work on projects turned into me practically camping at her house for a couple months! We were constantly swapping supplies- she had just what I needed and I had just what she needed. We decided we should combine our hoards and join vintage treasure hunting forces. After about 100 more fortunate accidents from amazing treasure scores to unbelievable "right place right time" moments, we settled on the name Serendipity Salvage in April 2011. Every time something fabulously weird happens we still both look at each and say "Serendipity strikes again!" This story probably belongs on Serendipity's blog too, but call me crazy-I am convinced this necklace had a hand in what has happened. It served as a reminder to expect good things, stay positive and if you are on the right path things will just fall into place. In fact, it was Tara that encouraged me to take it off my neck and throw it in the box to send to Jewelry Affaire. Serendipity strikes again :) 
       The last few weeks I have been stressing trying to juggle all of the trunk shows and business that needs to be handled while trying to find time to work on my projects for Glitterfest Fall. By seeing my necklace again I am reminded to "Expect Miracles" and everything will just fall into place :) 

Here are some silly icky photos I took of my piece when I made it. I have so much trouble photographing long necklaces!... 

Jewelry Affaire's photo is WAY better!

Thank you so much to all of my friends and family for all of the support! Now back to my soldering iron!

Stay turned for some sneak peaks on what you might see at Glitterfest Fall...(OCT 15th Don't miss it!) 
It's gonna be good!!!