Wednesday, August 26, 2009

(Kind of) a Celebrity

The title of this blog post was provided by my dad in response to an email I sent some friends & family about my news.

I was contacted by Fire Mountain Gems several months ago about being one of the featured artist "success stories" on their website. Jessica King with the company was a pleasure to work with. She was always upbeat, prompt and fun. She sent me some questions based on my work, blog and other info and we went from there. Thank you so much to Jessica and FMG for this opportunity. I'm flattered beyond belief!

A direct link to the article is here. You can also get there by following the right navigation bar on any page of the Fire Mountain Gems site to the Jewelry Artists link. They even took the time to cross-feature me in the Featured Artists and Beading Contests sections. They linked to all of my Gallery pieces, including the Bead-It-Forward beaded squares that I did with the fabulous Etsy Beadweavers.

Many thanks to the awesomeness of Libby with the Bluegrass Etsy Street Team, as well, for plugging this on our team blog so quickly after I tweeted this earlier in the week.

I'm still waiting to hear back from Bead&Button about the project that I submitted. I had an email from Lora stating that they had a meeting on the 21st, but I don't know when I'll hear back regarding that. Eep.


Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Congratulations Jama. I's say success in the beady business makes you a celebrity for sure!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Very cool - I'm so excited for you!

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Theresa said...

Firstly, congratulations and good luck on your project for B&B.

Second, this is kinda weird since I got the email yesterday from FMG with your photo and I thought to myself "I bet she sells on Etsy". Now today I happened to stop by your blog through EC and lo and behold you are discussing the feature. Ok maybe you don't think it's weird but I do. Beautiful work by the way.