Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I did it!!!!!!!!

I got my application in IN TIME for Bead and Button 2012. I sent them SIXTEEN, that's right SIXTEEN class submissions and they received several recommendation letters as well. I put myself out there and now it's up to their jury.

I sent 4 lampworking classes, even though I would hope that if they choose a lampworking class, they ALSO choose beadwork. Mermaids and Fairies were the focus of the classes.

For beadwork, I sent them older stuff like Splish Splash and Halo Necklace and newer stuff like Flora Flora Bloom Boom, Sweetheart Bracelet and Springalicious, but I ALSO created new things this summer so that I could propose shorter classes (half day and more one-days) because that's what they need... choices and variety.

For those who aren't on Facebook, here are the new things...
Cirque du Sprout Earrings
Flora Florette Bracelet

Enchanted Blossom Earrings

SO, hopefully in this field of over 2,100 class applications (that was the count when I submitted...they assigned a number when you sent in your online app for each project) my 12 beadwork classes will catch their eye and if not maybe ONE of the lampworking classes will.

Cross your fingers and toes for me!! We won't find out until late October (which means that my samples are held hostage until then and I have to make new ones for all my teaching gigs!) but I will let you know once I know something!!!!!!!

For those of you who emailed Bead and Button... thank you. It really meant a lot to me to hear from you that you sent things in unsolicited asking them to have me as an instructor. :)

Time to design new stuff!!!!

tiny blah blah blah...

iced Cinnamon Dolce Latte was the drink du jour.
music - the new 80s/90s station in Atlanta... "Journey 97.9" LOVE IT!


rosebud101 said...

Fingers and toes crossed, Sylvie!

Sylvie said...

thank you Mallory!

Debra said...

Yeah, Hooray, Sylvie!!!!!!!!!

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, too. Glad things went well in KY, I just got back from my OutWest vacation, and am ready to start beading again. Sounds like you have some great ideas percolating in that head of yours. Keep it up.

Sylvie said...


I will definitely keep you posted. Can't remember if I told you this already, but the Enchanted Blossom earrings are the class for Pam's in the fall (day before Bead Bonanza) I can't remember if that's a day that you can't ever do or not. I MIGHT talk to Pam about adding a Friday class... different project since there are people that can't come on Saturdays before the bonanza ever. ALSO, I'm keeping you in mind for Bead and Button. You mentioned it and I'm definitely thinking on it!