About a year ago I received a phone call and then a letter from a fashion stylist at Country Living Magazine.
I don't know exactly how they found me, but I about fell over....as I had never worked with them before!
I don't seek out publicity....thankfully, gratefully, luckily it seems to find me:-).
They had seen my work on the Romantic Dress Forms that I do and asked if I could submit some "Statement Necklaces" for consideration in a future issue.
They made it very specific....no bling, no actual jewels or embellishments other than fabric roses and millinery~ like my Shabbyfufu Dressforms.
To be honest I had never made any of them before....but I had seen them in Anthropologie and at the time a scant few on Etsy. In my day I definitely HAVE made jewelry though....and in the years that I used to do Art Shows I sold quite a bit of it.
To the drawing board I went and made some samples for their perusal. As it turned out they did not use my pieces......opting instead for lower priced statement necklaces in the February issue, sourced from Etsy and some of the "made in China" big box store pieces. Oh well..........not a bad thing, as I decided to add samples to my website inventory and they have become a Best Seller.
Serendipity...I'll have more designs to come in the near future...