Sunday, September 2, 2012

Belle Armoire Jewelry September 2012


Well the day finally arrived.  The autumn issue
of Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine hit the newstands...

and yes...I was in it...well exclamation points galore
because who would have  ever thunk something like this would 
happen to me.

I was contacted by the editor herself asking me to submit seven of my pieces.
I thought someone was playing a cruel joke on me...
and beyond flabbergasted... just couldn’t believe it ...How did it happen?

So I got  to work and did my presentation...all the info on how I made the pieces,
what materials I used, took photos and shipped them off to the mag.

The magazine features articles and also has a section called The Boutique.
The Boutique shows a picture of your piece and your name.  I thought
that there was maybe a remote possibility of me getting in there...Remote...
very remote.
An article, is well pretty darn cool and so is being in the boutique section
but an article is,  well,  AN ARTICLE!!  with words and pictures and who
you are and your influences and all that cool know like a movie star.
Well I didn’t expect anything...why me?  nothing like that ever, ever, happens 
to me.  I’m from Sheboygan for cryin out loud!  But low and behold, in about
two months I got an email from the editor saying congratulations you are getting
in and we are using all seven of your pieces and you’re going to have an article
and you have to write it!   Well geez I have to write a magazine article? 

So I set  myself to work and  wrote up my articles, but basically it was the same
stuff I did with my submission, so cool -not that much work left to do after all.

So, now that I am a famous celebrity Super Star will
I still talk to all you guys?  Will you start asking me to
lend you money?

But wait....there’s more...The sweet, adorable wonderful editor is putting the rest of the submissions
in the next that means I’ll be in two magazines this year and since they are on the newstands
for 3 months I’ll be sitting around in Barnes and Noble and all the very fancy magazine stands for a  total of one half year.   I embarassed the crap out of my husband by waving the magazine all around
 the store, telling everyone in line I was in the mag, showing them the article, signing was pandemonium!  

So’s ups and downs eh? 

Thank you Belle Armoire Magazine for making my wildest dreams come true.


Juliette Williams said...

Congratulations, you!!! Wow, can't wait to see it, now (am going to get a copy)!

xoxo juliette

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Well see there I knew you were good - you just have to believe in yourself..... Or so they say. Congratulations!! I have always loved your the world gets to see your beautiful things.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That Is THRILLING, my dear...! CONFRATULATIONS....! You deserve any and all the wonderful feedback you can get! Your Jewelry is so very Beautiful and so very Unique, too! I LOVE that they recognized this and also that YOU wrote the Article, too....!
That looks like a very beautiful magazine....I will have to ask someone to pick one up for me....!
This Is So Very Exciting...BRAVA, my dear, BRAVA!!!!!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

"CONGRATULATIONS" finger hit the "f" by mistake....! I got all excited....!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What FABULOUS news -- congratulations! Enjoy your time in the limelight and I hope the articles bring many new customers your way. YOU ARE UNIQUE!!

Lela said...

As they say, GOOD ON YOU!!!

I am SO happy for you, Cynthia!!! I have my very own copy & it looks AMAZING!! I feel like I "know" half of the people in that issue. :)


Vintajia Adornments said...

Onya Cynthia!!!!!
xxx OOO xxx

oldgreymare said...

Congratulations to you! yay!
It's fun walking on air in new purple shoes isn't it?
Kudos, Cheers and Hurrahs!
Enjoy every delicious moment <3

PipnMolly said...

Well deserved kudos!
nice post

Julie said...

Congrats! Well deserved!

Lucie said...

Very well deserved Cynthia!!!! I wish I could lay hands on this one issue, I can't find any in France... :(
What was that book you talked about "Stitching on metal"? I would be interested to know more about it

Lululiz said...

Thats just wonderful, congratulations! Loved your post, it is so full of excitement and happiness.

Kath said...

I was thinking I ought to get your autograph before you get too famous!

Well done, you deserve it all XX

Kimberly said...

Ahm so proudayou! You gals are costing me money. I useta just browse the magazines and now I gotta buy them! I hope this gives you a lift in your difficult time.
Congratulations, m'dear.

Everybody listen up.... I KNOW her!

loveandlilac said...

Oh thats so great! I'm going to be in NY this month - will I see it on a news stand?

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Helloooo Cynthia...
C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S!!! Now I can say I had Coffee with someone FaMouS!*!*! Can't wait to see what other doors open for YOU!
Hugs... Jeanine Burkhardt

quisnam said...

Awesome - well done to you

Terra said...

Fabulous, and "I'm from Sheboygan for crying out loud" made me smile. We Sheboyganites love to have our moments of fame. Good for you!

kelro said...

AWESOME!!! You're a superstar, yes you are. Congrats!!!

kelro said...

AWESOME!!! You're a superstar, yes you are. Congrats!!!

Shel said...

Oh Cynthia you are so deserving of this! I cannot wait to see this issue. Those earrings featured front and center are some of my fav's - so cool!! All of your designs are always fabulous and you inspire so many - Congratulations to you!!

Pam said...

Well deserved - such great news!!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

My heart is so happy, it just did a little dance for you.
Yes, well done and so well deserved.
As I've said before, I love your new stuff. I don't even know what to say I'm so excited - SO EXCITED!

Curtains in My Tree said...


I love that magazine , I am going out to Barnes & Noble after work today so will look you up

autograph please LOL

maureen said...

And don't you look glam with the mag in hand!
Congrats to you. Your work is truly inspirational- I know, because it inspires me to try new things!

maureen said...

And don't you look glam with the mag in hand!
Congrats to you. Your work is truly inspirational- I know, because it inspires me to try new things!

Sharon said...

So yeah, I need 500 buckaroos...can you float me a loan! haha!

Seriously, I saw your spread in BAJ when my issue arrived and was blown away by your gorgeous creations. I love every project and will have to follow the tutorials. Your antique pen nib necklace is fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Well done X2!

Chris said...

Yayyyyy Cynthia!!! You deserve it and I'm smiling at you right now! Happy for you girl!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow! Can I have your autograph!!!!
I am thrilled for you and will check out our local newsstands until I find the magazines!!! Very, very cool. I hope it generates a huge buzz for you and your next phone is from Neiman Marcus :-)
High five!
xo jj

Mise said...

Goodness, Cynthia, I'm too starstruck to leave a comment. You have just overtaken Princess Letizia of Spain as the most famous person I pretend to know.

La Petite Gallery said...

Congrats Cynthia, couldn't happen to a better person. I am happy for you Dear. Be well and save your money.. Yvonne

PK Studios said...

Wow Cynthia...congrats on your magazine article!! It's sure nice to come back to blogger and see all your fun posts and beautiful work. You have sure been busy! Me on the other hand...busy but not making much. Mostly mom stuff which is good but I'm excited to get back in the studio! Cheers to creating in cooler weather! Hugs, Penny

Cobalt Violet said...

Wow! That is so amazing and well deserved! Congratulazioni! (feeling a little Italian this morning!)
Well deserved!

Melissa said...

Congratulations! That necklace is gorgeous.

<3 Melissa


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