Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Finding Confidence Again...

I recently found out that six of my designs are up for voting in the Bead Star competition. Voting is supposed to start tomorrow and run until June 9th. If you like my designs, please vote for them! It really would mean the world to me!

As some of you may know, I had an issue earlier this year with someone stealing my designs off of my blog for publication. This unfortunately caused irreparable damages. I won't even go into all of the problems that this caused. I will say that I felt violated and as if someone had burglarized my home. After that incident, I rarely posted full images of my finished work. It was hard for me to trust again. This is the first time I've shared so much of my work in a long time. It feels awkward and exposing. It does feel good to share again though. By voting for my pieces, you'll be helping me gather my confidence again. By voting for my pieces, you'll be voting for me.

Please help show your support by casting votes in my direction. I thank you in advance for your help!

Crystal

Metal

Pearls

Plastic

Under $25

Designs with Hearts

29 comments:

Michelle Mach said...

Best of luck in the competition!

Barb said...

Thank you for being willing to share your designs with the world again. And, of course, all of the jewelry is stunning. I consider you a total star.

moonlitfantaseas said...

thank you for sharing with us.......your work is beautiful

Sheila said...

These look great, Andrew! I'll be sure to vote for you tomorrow.

SharonP said...

They are all stunning designs, I will vote tomorrow!

Erin said...

Nice work Andrew. I love your pieces! I haven't heard if any of my pieces were selected yet--I have my fingers crossed.

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Andrew, They are all delightful as always! I really like the one for the "hearts' category. I will defintely be voting for you.

Thanks for sharing with us again.

Katsui Jewelry said...

Best of luck, Andrew. I am new to the blog world but my daughter and I have been doing jewelry together for fifteen years. I am sorry your designs got stolen. That would be a violation.

Stop at our site if you would like. Like I said, we are new but really enjoying this part of jewelry-making.

I will go vote for you. I have been robbed and know how that feels...it is a horrible sinking feeling that just doesn't go away. I am glad you are getting enough courage to post.

Susan (Suz) Reaney
http://katsuijewelry.blogspot.com

Gaea said...

All so lovely! You got my vote!

Janet said...

I'll go right now and vote for you and since I love them all they will all get my vote! Imposters are just shadows...you are the real thing..Always remember that!

Rebecca said...

Good luck Andrew! I love them all but Crystal and Metal are my favourites. It's a horrible feeling to have your integrity stolen but I am sure I'm not the only one who is glad you are sharing your work again.

Jeannie said...

All wonderful works. I'll vote. One of my mine was selected to.

TesoriTrovati said...

All great! And I am so glad that you have found a way to shine your light to the world.
I have hope that some of my designs will make it into the contest. But I haven't seen yet. Best of luck to you.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Courtney said...

Beautiful, beautiful pieces. Good luck.

Nena's Art & Designs said...

I'm new to your blog and have enjoyed what I have seen thus far. It is sad when ideas are taken, it has happened to everyone I'm sure.
I always tell my art students, there are no original ideas, just original interpretations. I remind myself of this whenever I see work similar to mine. Good luck with your beads.

Nicki said...

Beautiful, Andrew, I will vote first thing tomorrow. They are all wonderful, but the crystal one is the winner. And the number 1, not number 3 or honorable mention ;-).
good luck.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Congratulations (and good luck!). It's nice to see the full projects of the bits you revealed earlier. They are (as expected) completely stunning.

Joan Tucker said...

A, I love them all but crystal is stunning. Joan T

The Art Buffet said...

Beautiful work Andrew I'll be sure to vote. As far as having your work stolen I think most of us have experienced that. That said it still feels like a violation. Thank you for sharing again.

allykat said...

I'm coming out of lurkdom to tell you how beautiful your work is. And to thank you for having the courage and the faith (in your readers) to post pics of your work again despite all that's happened. I'll be sure to vote for your pieces (if they allow non-US visitors to do so, that is). Best of luck!

Triz Designs said...

All beautiful pieces! It is really hard to start sharing again after having our work stolen... I have 6 pieces I've procastinated posting for the very same reason! It does make one feel violated! Your work is beautiful, wishing you best of luck in the competition!

jenna @sweet fine day said...

Glad you're feeling confident to share again. Ugh...I just saw a shop recently that ripped off so much of our stuff. And we've been dealing with credit card fraud and site hacking so yeah...I know what you mean by feeling vulnerable and violated and all that.

Jean Hutter said...

all wonderful but I especially love the pearls. I will be voting for you for sure! Best of luck in the competition.

Gina said...

wonderful work! I'm not sure how to vote for the necklaces, Andrew. I went to the link for beadstar but could you tell me where it is that we can vote for the designs? Thanks for your blog!

Morwyn said...

Good luck, Andrew! I'm especially drawn to your pearls design. Lovely.

Alice said...

Love them all! Thanks so much for sharing your entry pieces with us. That took a lot of courage after what happened earlier.

I'm going to vote now. Best of luck!

waterwaif said...

Best of luck in the competition and thank you for sharing. They are all beautiful!

I found your blog through Katie and I'm your newest follower.

Stop by when you get a chance.
http://waterwaif.blogspot.com

idea said...

Очень красиво!!!

Shaiha said...

Your work is so special. I am so glad to see more of your designs. I am heading over to vote right now.