My new title? Award Winning Designer! Can you see me grinning from there?
Yes, that’s right…my sterling wire and Swarovski crystal necklace was chosen as a “Top Pick” by the Rings N’ Things staff in their annual contest! It is one of my first and favorite (so far!) pieces made with wire. Very abstract and delicate, but makes a statement. To read the story behind “Sparkle and Swirl”, you’ll need to visit rings-things.com, click to the Design Gallery and then on to the 2005 Contest Winners. Under the “Additional Top Picks”, check out the “Mostly Metal” category…and there I am!
Sparkle and Swirl
While I’ve been beading for some time, I only started working with wire this year, so I’m really thrilled to have had this piece chosen. Wire is fabulous to work with…I love the freedom to make abstract or conventional shapes, add beads, just go crazy and be original. I’ve already got a piece in mind for next year’s contest…but I want to perfect it a little first.
I’m still on Cloud 9 and want to thank the Rings ‘N’ Things staff for the honor of being chosen. They were the first vendor I worked with, so it’s fitting that theirs was the first contest I’ve entered with my work!!!