Not so, dear reader, totally not so!
I had forgotten that I entered the FireMountain Gems Jewelry Design Contest in the Art Clay Silver category. About the middle of the month, I was looking for the necklace that I'd sent in and suddenly remembered, hey, I sent it to these guys and I haven't heard back from them, so I gave them a little call.
I swear, you could hear my squeal all the way across own! Dogs cowered, my cats streaked away, and pigeons from 4 blocks away took flight in sheer panic! When they told me I'd won the silver medal, I totally came unglued. My hubby had to come peel me off the ceiling, then get me to quit babbling long enough to figure out what I was saying.
When he did finally understand, he smiled a huge smile and said, and I quote, :Finally, someone else knows what I've been saying for years. You really are that talented." Yep ladies, he's a keeper and he's all mine. Talk about validation!
There were over 5,000 submissions to this contest. Can you say flabbergasted? I won the silver medal for a necklace that I'd made over 4 years ago, when I was barely getting started! Woohooooo! I'm still all a twitter about it!
They sent me a copy of the ad they'll use and it's freakin' gorgeous! It's amazing what a pro photographer can do to make things look so fantastic, and the team at FMG is just awesome. I have a call in to them to see if I can show the add on my website a