This month August issue she is the Designer Highlight for Bead Trends. Congratulations to an amazing friend and super talented lady.
I remember the day we got the news. In January we both got a message from Tatia at Bead Trends asking us if we would be interested in a Designer Highlight for the Magazine. Well it is needless to say that right after I nearly stumbled down to the stairs to tell Mike what the email said I immediately sent an email to Amanda. We usually say can you talk????? Now??? We both went through the OMG we have something to say to each other and we blurted out our news. I had been asked to be the July Designer, my big birthday month, and Amanda was the August Designer. We were so excited, scared, not sure if we could pull it off and a few more crazy thoughts. We were sworn to secrecy on what would happen in July and August. We both agree it is cool to let the current Designer Highlight have their month and wait until the magazine released to stands to tell anyone. That way it is like a special debut each month.
A couple days later I received a hug box of amazing boro glass from Amanda's designs along with a whole assortment of other interesting components as a gift to me. I was completely blown away by her thoughtfulness and support. I set aside the glass I wanted to buy for my possible projects and a bunch more for future designs.
I packed them up and drove to Beads on Main to share my stash and news with Dave and we pulled some more interesting parts and pieces for my designs.
|Not the greatest picture but it's what I have.|
There is a little bit more to this story but you will have to wait, it will be a cute surprise later.
Please support her with your comments and praise. She well deserves it. Hugs to Amanda.