Sunday, March 21, 2010

Week in Review

What a crazy and amazing week this has been.  Honestly, my head is still spinning from all that has gone on.  First, mid-week, I see that Awakened Aesthetic has written a review for a two finger ring I had sent her.  Mind you, I knew the review was coming as I had asked for an "honest" review in exchange for a custom 2 finger ring.  However, I had no idea the review would be so wonderful.

You can read the full review; Acquired Aesthetics: MerCurios here.  While you're there, check out the entire blog. Jenn will open your eyes to a new aesthetic. If you’re looking to join the ranks of the eco-friendly, trying to shop more consciously, or otherwise love fashion and ethics in equal measure, you’ll find more inspiration – and temptation – than you can stand on Awakened Aesthetic.

The very next day I was at our local library with Gabriel.  As always, while he is in his mom-free preschool story time class, I bolt to the adult section to see what's new & exciting in the world of fashion and jewelry.  As I'm browsing the shelves, I see the title "1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse".  I immediately pull it off the shelf and begin flipping through it to see if I know any of the artists that made it into the book.  You see, I submitted some of my own work back in January '09, however, when I never heard anything I assumed my work was passed over.  Boy was I wrong!  Much to my surprise, not one, but TWO pieces of MerCurios jewelry were included amidst the ranks of those amazing artists.  WOW!  A few days later, and I'm still wrapping my head around the entire experience.



 

Both of these amazing events couldn't have come at a better time as I'm pitching to Bendels on Friday & the press can only help!  Speaking of my presentation, I ordered new jewelry trays, black velvet liners and a carry bag on Tuesday and received everything on Thursday.  I've already begun laying out the collection to see where I need to fill gaps.  New business cards from MOO, complete with pictures are on their way!  I'm looking forward to their arrival on Monday.

There is still a lot to do and the ball is rolling in the right direction, so I'm stoked to say the least.

5 comments:

BarkerBell Herbs and Heirlooms said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. You deserve the recognition and I'm sure it couldn't come at a better time. I'd submitted an idea to 1000 ideas for creative reuse and also never heard anything. Now, I'll have to check. : )

Have a wonderful week!

Tam

lostnotstranded said...

Congrats! How awesome to find yourself in a book at random!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Brilliant! Congratulations for getting in print :D
Thats my next goal....

Pretty Fun said...

How awesome to find your work in a book! Congratulations!

MerCurios said...

Thank you for the kind words everyone.