Sunday, September 19, 2010

Screaming in Barnes & Noble

I thought this October issue of Bead Trends would be out soon, so yesterday morning I strolled into B&N to check and there it was!!!  Big as ever...with my earring design on the COVER!!!  haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa  I screamed and laughed and then ran to the counter to thumb through it while waiting for my pumpkin spice latte (with skim milk, no whip, for my weight-watcher supporting friends...haaaaaaaa).  I was so wound up that I practically threw the money at the lovely girl ringing me up and then buzzed away from the counter.  Yes, without my coffee.  I was over at the DVD section paying for the season of CHiPs that I had to have (because my friend Brandee--also known as "Kelly"--and I--also known as "Susie"--used to actually live out our own episodes of the show with our boyfriends, Ponch and John; until we caught them cheating on us!) and I realized as I was telling this poor checkout guy about my magazine cover that I didn't have my coffee.  Another screaming laugh and I ran back to the other side of the store and there it was patiently waiting for me.

There were only two copies, so I got one and then my bead-store-owning bud, Joanne, went over and got the other.  We were giddy all day...including through a totally awesome class I taught all afternoon!  (More on that later...memory wire is all that.)

I have to give a little a little shout out to Forest Flower Jewelry--that's where those lovely leaves came from.  I picked them up a couple of years ago at the Occoquan, Virginia, Arts & Crafts Show.  You can find all sorts of pressed flower & leave pieces at their website.

I'm off to have some home-brewed pumpkin spiced coffee, work on my first nap of the day, and get some beading on.  Happy Autumn!!!!!

18 comments:

  1. Jen, No wonder it appeared on the cover! These are great ... and utterly perfect for this time of year. Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulation, Jen!!! I can picture you at B&N screaming. You are one crazy woman! I miss you so very much!!! We're at the beach this week. REALLY wish you were here!

    D. Palmer

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  3. Congratulations! I would've screamed and bought both copies. : )

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  4. That is just SO COOL!!! And the earrings are exquisite; thanks for the inspiration and especially for the link to the website -- I've been wanting to do a leaf necklace lately and now I know where to get the goodies. Congratulations!

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  5. Whoa! Congratulations! your joy is infectious. Happy Sunday!

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  6. Congrats!! No wonder the screaming!...Fabulous earrings! Lucky you...my B&N doesn't carry Bead Trends anymore:(

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  7. Congratulations!!!!! Great earrings, you are amazing!

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  8. I am just jumping up and down with excitement for you! It is like the best gift ever to be featured on their cover. I love Bead Trends and I can't wait to see this issue! Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  9. Gorgeous! How exciting to see your work on the cover! I can't wait to get my copy...I think I am in there somewhere.

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  10. Congratulations! I think you could have sprung for the whipped cream in celebration.
    Cenya

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  11. What a shock not knowing you were on the cover and then seeing it. How exciting!! Congrats!
    Jeanette

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS on the cover, Jen!!! That is BIG news! I will be on the lookout for this issue...unfortunately for some reason I've been having a hard time finding Bead Trends lately. The earrings are just gorgeous. I love your blow by blow account of your B&N experience! I love pumpkin spice latte too, btw!

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  13. Gorgeous!!! and on the cover! You are so amazing!! I can just imagine the scene at B&N. HAHAH!

    Love you,

    From your uninspired, non-creative, black & grey loving, boring sister!!!

    April

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  14. Congrats! That is so cool! And beautiful earrings!

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  15. Jenn, you crack me up! I'm doing a happy dance for you right this very moment... How wonderful that your gorgeous creations grace the cover. FRAME IT girl!

    I too love autumn... mainly for the pumpkin spice lattes! :) Ahhhhh, bliss!

    Keep doing what you're doing dear! You inspire us all!

    {Hugs!}
    Dawn

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  16. Yay you! I love those leaves -- I just worked up all the ones I bought in the spring into earrings, too! Aren't they awesome!

    Screaming some more for you!

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  17. I am so totally behind in reading my favs. Yes you! Jen you sound so much like me. That is how I would react. I have got to go to B&N now to get my copy. I absolutely love those earrings.
    @Designs by Dawn Marie, Frame it is a great idea.

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  18. That is so awesome...your jewelry is amazing! We just went to the Occoquan, VA Arts & Crafts Festival last weekend! :) Let us know if you're ever through Woodbridge--would love to see you!

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