A super surprise!

CreativeBeading_Volume9Yesterday a box from Kalmbach Publishing arrived in my mailbox. My first thought was, “What could this be?” Inside was “Creative Beading – Volume 9”, the latest in the series of “Creative Beading – the Best Projects of the Year from Bead&Button Magazine” books. I have several editions in the series that I’ve collected over the years, but I didn’t remember ordering this book. And then it dawned on me that perhaps they had sent the book to me because one of my projects was included…and yes, right there on pages 237 through 239 was my mixed media “Op Art” Cuff!

OpArtCuff_TitlePageThank you, Bead&Button! Although I’ve retired the beading kit, the detailed “Op Art” Cuff tutorial, which includes more photos is still listed in my Etsy shop!


~ by BarbaraBriggsDesigns on August 9, 2014.

4 Responses to “A super surprise!”

  1. Congratulations Barbara!


  2. Thank you, Vee!


  3. Congratulations – Kalmbach publishers’ books are my favorite for photos, projects, artists, QUALITY, and value. As a beader and bead book blogger, I love every one of my Kalmbach books. Someday, maybe I’ll try to publish one of my designs. Your experience is an inspiration.


    • Thank you! A huge thrill for me was having my mixed-media “Prairie Blossom” bracelet chosen for the cover of “Metal Clay and Color”, which was published last year by Kalmbach. It’s a beaded bracelet that incorporates a beaded bead along with metal and polymer clay focal beads!

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