Monday, June 14, 2010

Our Book Hit #2!

...number 2 on the Amazon bestselling jewelry book list! And the book hasn't even been released! This is all pre-orders! The list is updated every hour, so this might change. (Dare I even hope for--gulp--#1?)

Thanks a million to all of you who ordered a copy, spread the word, and helped with publicity. Chris and I both appreciate it very, very much.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bead and Button and Book Signing

It was interesting. Not exactly exciting: a bit of an anticlimax I guess. I didn't even take any pictures.

I got to meet and chat with a bunch of people, and that was cool. I gave away some charms and found objects, in keeping with the theme of the book,
Making Mixed Media Art Charms and Jewelry. And of course I got to look at and drool over millions of beads. It was a major effort but I managed not to spend a ton of money. A good thing, too, finances being what they are in this household right now.

Maybe the best thing was seeing my (our) book in print, bound, with a cover, for the very first time. No, that was the second best thing. The best thing was stopping at my Mom's house and showing her a copy. She said, "I'm proud of you, Peggy." It was worth all the effort of writing the book to hear that. I wish my dad had been there.