March 3, 2010

Big News

Things I'm working on:

*New beads: cast resin, resin bezel pendants, new disk beads and Van Gogh Almond Blossom beads. (resin keys pictured above.)

*Bead Cruise: some of our instructors for next year include Dallas Lovett, Marcia DeCoster, Tracy Stanley and Beverly Herman.  We set sail March 27, 2011!

*Working on getting some themed sets for my etsy shop that are featured on the cover and within Stringing magazine.

*Getting ready for my mom and Cricket to arrive on the 10th - can't wait.  We have so many beady plans.

*Oh yeah, and I am officially writing a book for Kalmbach!  Yep, me and a book contract, happily living together.  It is a jewelry design book featuring art beads and inspiration.  I've been working on the designs and content for over year, so I'm jumping in now with both feet and a deadline. 

19 comments:

Lorelei said...

lemme know if you need any designs for your book :)
i'd love to be a part of it.

Rosanne said...

Wow! That's alot to wrap your head around. Isn't life grand? I can't believe I'm already thinking of next years cruise too. Have fun with Mom and Cricket. One of these years I'm just gonna have to vacation a week at your house? Why haven't we thought of that before? Just saying maybe we should. Love you!

Michelle said...

WOW! Lots of stuff in the works. Can't wait to see the book!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

mairedodd said...

lots of great news heather - you are certainly deserving... an adventurous artist with such wonderful vision should have a book deal!

A Day in The Life said...

These keys are cool, Heather! Any plans for another Resin Blog Hop/Crawl/Jaunt that you know of? ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather!

Good things are coming your way with this long awaited book!

Congrats!

Your resin project looks summer filled. Can't wait to see how you use them.

Juliet

peacockfairy said...

Wow, that is a lot of big news! Hoorah!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Hoorah for Heather and Humblebeads! This book is a long time coming, my friend. I am so proud of you for jumping in. And I am with Lorelei...anything you need, let me know, even if it is just to bounce an idea or a need for chocolate to get you through. *wink*
Great directions all...
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Katie said...

Woo-hoo! You've got lots of awesome going on! I was inspired by your resin mold making post to get some of the mold maker stuff - now I need to use it and make some fabulosity of my own :o)

The Bead Cruise sounds super - I hope you guys have a blast!

I can't wait to see your book - let me know if you need me to help with anything!! You know I love to edit (heehee...)

Janet said...

A book that is just Wonderful!!! I cant make enuf exclamations! You are quite deserving Heather! The resin keys are to die for. Spring has put a jump in your world Congrats!!

No Easy Beads said...

Heather I am so proud of you! I will be here for moral support.

Gail said...

Heather,congradulations!A BOOK!That is wonderfull.And all the new things you've been trying and designing.The timing is so great,but I think that time is on your side.I'm very happy for you.

Jenny J-V said...

Whoo hoo!!! I'm so thrilled for you!!!! I'm another volunteer for editing or project testing...I am sooooo happy that your talent and leadership in our little creative world is being recognized so heartily!!! :)
Jen

SummersStudio said...

Your design is always a source of inspriration for me. I am so happy that you will be writing this book. The colour in your cast resin rocks!

maryharding said...

Congrats on the book news Heather. I love your drawings and your finished work. Those resin keys are a wonderful tropical shade of blue. Must have caught some of those waters on the Bead Cruise.

JenniferJangles said...

Wahoo! Congratulations Heather!
Jennifer
Jangles

sandi m said...

Congratulations Heather on all your new directions. What fun!
Let me jump in and say that, I too would love to help if you need someone to bounce ideas or do a little editing before heading off to the publisher's eyes.

sandi m

Michelle said...

Congratulations on your book! I'm sure it's going to be amazing! :)

Genevieve said...

Hey - remember you talking about this a while back! Congrats!