Thursday, 25 March 2010

Beads and Beyond Feature

This month Beads and Beyond magazine have covered my work in a two page "Meet and Greet" feature. It's such an honour to be featured in a major magazine article and I'm so pleased with how the photos and work turned out.
My shop has benefited as has my website and it's a wonderful thing to be able to show the family. My mum and hubby have always supported my work, but there were a few folks who thought I was mad to give up a well paid software job & pursue my creative dream.....
Artisan friends of mine assure me I'm not alone in seeing how much more there is to learn (or guilty of forgetting how far I've already travelled).

For those of you on the same journey as myself....a few quotes I've found inspiring.
"Use what talent you possess ~ the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."
Henry Van Dyke
"The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls"
Pablo Picasso

Enjoy your journey...
Nic xx


  1. Well done on such a fabulous feature. I am thrilled it is bringing more business your way! Well deserved of course, as you know I am a huge fan of your work! Love those quotes too xxx

  2. Well done Nic, it is a fab feature xxx

  3. What a fantastic feature, well done to you.

    Glad you have seen some benefits too, it makes your decision to pursue your passions, that bit worthwhile.

    Here's to lots of sales!!

  4. Well done Nic. Great article and I love the quotes too.

    I think we all have a few self doubts at times but things like this just make you feel on top of the world and totally justified on the tough decisions.

    Keep up the good work :-)

  5. So pleased for you! Well done, the photos are fab.
    What's next???

  6. Wow!
    Beautiful jewelry.
    stunning photography and inspirational blog.
    Greetings from Denmark

  7. Thank you all for being so wonderful!
    Terry: it's lovely to see your gorgeous face on the Aviya blog :)
    Mel: You're a gem and those latest frosty beads with the criss-cross are drool worthy...
    Kathryn ~ I adore those LazyDaisy graffiti designs and your daughter is as cute as a poppet (great fish recipe)
    Joy: Thank you you're such an inspiration, loved all the pics of the overseas extravaganza! The factory visit looked amazing.
    Julia: loving all your recent work and enjoyed CheekyLemurs peek into history ;)
    Kristine: Hello & greetings from the UK ~ great blog, googles translator isn't up to giving me ideal translations but if I read right you've just come back from a basket weaving course.
    That looked like fun! How odd that so many were in healthcare jobs. My mum used to be a nurse and says the job is enough to make anyone want to weave baskets,lol
    Nic xx

  8. Congratulations - what a blast. I did my PMC class today and I am hooked. I find your blog, website and shop very inspiring.

  9. Davine ~ Thank you for your lovely comment!
    Glad you enjoyed your first class and your first pieces are wonderful. :)
    Happy making
    Nic xx


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