I have a story to tell you that more than touched my heart and makes what I do, art, all worth it.
About 5 years ago one of my designer necklaces was published in Bead Unique Magazine. The necklace was done in Pinks, haaa colors I am not fond of. I am not a frilly pink kind of girl. However, I used my Curls n Swirls, and scalloped brick stitch techniques so the pink was ok. The necklace made the cover of the magazine and I was thrilled! A week or so after the publication hit the streets I received an email from a very nice lady ( I will call her Suzie, not her real name.) wanting to know how much I would charge for the necklace. I replied quoting a price. I didn't hear back and figured she wanted to make the necklace to sell for herself and wanted pricing. hmmmm not ethical but hey you can't watch everyone. Fast forward to last week. I receive an email from a lady, I don't know, saying she is writing for Suzie and wants to know if she could have my phone number or mailing address so Suzie could get a hold of me. Now I remember this Suzie name so I thought it was an old customer. I sent the information. That evening I received a call from Suzie. She was a delightful woman who said she has been waiting 5 years to buy my Curls n Swirls necklace and asked if I was still making them. I told her I had the original that was actually published. I also told her if I had an extra copy of the magazine I would send it along as well. She told me "Noooo she has the magazine right by her bed." So I quoted a price and she said the check is being mailed the next day. We had a fun chat on the phone and said good bye. Sure enough a few days later there was her check. How cool is this!! Not so much the sale, but the fact that this woman remembered me and my jewelry. So I sent off the necklace. Today I received a lovely hand written card that in part reads,
"Received in excellent condition. More beautiful than I imagined."
Now I ask you, just how blessed am I?
Art, it brings people together from far off places.
I have another story for you tomorrow about a far off place so come back.
The cover Curls n Swirls
Bead with Honor and Integrity