Saturday, April 28, 2012

Winning Streak!

NOTE: If you are looking for my April Art Bead Scene Challenge entry, please click here.

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In the past week, I have been visited by good-fortune twice!

First, do you recall this lovely bracelet I was eager to show you earlier this month?

...with the exquisite beadwork by Nancy
from NEDBeads...

...and this silver clasp I adore?

I read about it on the NEDBeads blog 
(with better photos than I can take)! 

I wrote and shared about it on this blog
to further our conversation about seed-beadwork.

Then, I got the lucky message telling me

I was the winner!

Now as I've mentioned here more than once, I'm not able to do this type of intricate bead work (even if I DID have the patience...which I don't), but I admire it and the artists who create these pieces tremendously!  So I am surprised and honored and thrilled to have won Nancy's beautiful cuff bracelet!  It's like a treasure to me!

And speaking of treasures and gifts... if that wasn't enough 
good fortune for me
(after a bit of a dry spell...)
I received the news last week that a photograph of mine
would be included in 
Lori Anderson's new e-book:

...and more good news,
I was given a free copy 
as a gift for contributing!

So let's just call that my "lucky week!"   If you haven't been lucky enough to get a free copy or win one Lori has given away, you can still purchase one from her blog, Pretty Things!

Thanks for listening to my story of a double-dose of good luck!  I'll resume my normal "whining schedule" next time!  :-)

Oh yes, and my Spring jewelry sale ends April 30th.  Just added these a bit ago!  Everything in studio is 15% off!  Still have more to add!   Visit Sharyl's Jewelry to see the full collection.  Thanks!

Image Credits:

  • All photos by Sharyl.
  • Book banner used by permission of Lori Anderson.


Christine Altmiller said...

Congrats to you on both good fortunes! That bracelet is absolutely gorgeous! It will be a constant on your wrist for a good long while, I am sure :-)

Therese's Treasures said...

Congratulations Sharyl,on both of your wins. The cuff is gorgeous, Nancy does beautiful bead work.

Lori Anderson said...

You LUCKY lady! That bracelet is amazing! And I'm so happy to have your photo in the eBook!

Shirley said...

So thrilled for you, on both counts!!!

Krista said...

Very cool! I can't wait to see your photo in the book!

Sharyl said...

Thanks again all! And a special thanks to you, Lori, for including the photo! Great book too, by the way!

Carole M. said...

hey Sharyl! How special to read this post and learn what you have won. Hearty congratulations! What a buzz! Keep on that high as long as you can; well done!