Well, I’ve got my tickets and hotel booked to go to Bead Fest Portland. I can’t wait! I get to spend 4 days beading with a bunch of other happy, eager beaders. I don’t know about you, but that’s simply heaven to me. The fact that Portland is such a beautiful city is just icing on the cake.
I was so pleased when my classes for Bead Fest were accepted because I’ve discovered—especially in the last year or so—how much I really love to teach. So in an effort to get out there even more, I’ve been submitting quite a few class applications lately to shows, shops, and societies. When I sent in one application recently, the store owner suggested I share the way I package my pieces with Beading Daily readers . . . so here it is.
I learned this packaging method from Diane Fitzgerald. It works well for sending your pieces for any reason, such as entering a show or submitting to a magazine. It not only gives you a more professional look, it protects the piece, reduces the “we lost your necklace” factor, and lets you display your work the way it should be seen.
If you have other sure-fire ways to protect your work for submission, please share them on the website. And if you see me in Portland at Bead Fest, tap me on the shoulder and say hello—I’d love to meet you!