Friday, August 10, 2012

Many Thank you's to my Family, Friends, Blog Members & Fellow Artists. I Won

A very sore and down couple weeks for me recently have turned wonderful. In many ways throught the love of creating and my creations not only has it brought me joy to create for others but also being acknowledged for those creations is such an amazing thank you. I dont have to win to be happy. Just being notices is an amazing thing. The first great acknowledgment is with one of the challenges I created for. Artbeadscenes monthly challenge for 7000 Bracelets for Hope. That challenge if you remember was Two inspirations 7000 Bracelts for Hope & Pablo Picassos painting "Two Acrobats and A Dog" . As a reminder here are my pieces I created for the challenge and donated to the amazing charity.

My 1st challenge Entry for Artbeadscene - July Abs Challenge

My second Entry for Artbeadscene -July Abs Challenge

I donated 4 bracelets to the charity In July

Pablo Picasso "Two Acrobats & A Dog"
Inspiration Photo

On August 2nd The winner of this challenge is picked by it is a random winner challenge. The real winners are those that are mentioned by the blog writer after the challenge. Im extremely excited to say that I am one of those winners. Right on the front page of the blog. Is my challenge piece and some very kind words from ArtBeadScene. I love this challenge every month and I really enjoyed it even more this month because it was for charity.

Here is my third Bracelet I donated to :

4th bracelet I donated to 7000 Bracelets for Hope

The Blog Link to read all about the winners of the Challenge:

To view the July Month Blog tour about all the Artbeads scenes Mentioned Artsians (The Winners):

Thank you so much ArtBeadScene for this honor. I love creating in your challenge every month. It makes me work outside my creative bos and I love that.

A few days after I finished my pieces I mailed them off to 7000 Bracelets for hope :)...

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My Second Great News for the Month

I reveived an Email today : This is just a small part of it.

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"Hi Kimberly!
We received your beautiful, blue inspired bracelets today, we love them all. I especially love the charms you attached. I think your designs would be wonderful for an upcoming event we are hosting and I'd love to share a few with those attending . Would you be interested in making a few bracelets, for our upcoming Tribute Gala? "  The rest Im saving for the reveal of the bracelets I create :)

This is only part of the exciting email I received. There is more but I want so save the best parts for later :). The email was from the 7000 Bracelets of Hope Director Lisa James. They loved my donations (the four bracelets I sent this month) and they want me to create for a special Gala Event in September. I dont know all the details but they are choosing a few artists for this even to create for the 50 Patient Advocates that are being honored at this event. They want special items created for them and they like my designs. I was so thrilled. What an honor. I was sent an inviation to the event which is held in California . Sadly it is not possible for me to go, but just the thought that they loved my work and wanted me there is such an honor. Even more of an honor they picked my designs with some other artisians handcrafted designs to create for these Honored Advocates. Wow what an honor. So I emailed back happily asking for more details and what they need me to do. Of course I will happily help and create for them. :)  They sent me these new links that go with the Gala Event to add to my site.

Here is just a few Highlights from the Gala Invitaion. It is too large of a file to add and Im not sure I am supposed to share all of it.

Please Join Us
For a Night of Celebration

as we honor those in the global community
who have answered the call of duty
in the battle against rare disease

Tribute to Champions of Hope
September 27, 2012
The Balboa Bay Club & Resort
Newport Beach, California
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Im so excited and Honored that they chose me to create for these special Honored Guests. I will update all of you when I have them finished. Or maybe I will do a step by step tutorial for free. Hmm Fun ideas swirling through my head.   When I went to post this on facebook I was so surprised to see something else. Woo Hoo I won another challenge.

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Thank you to all my Family, Friends, Fellow Artists & PCAGOE Members that Voted

 Our August Monthly challenge as you know was for 7000 Bracelets for Hope also. Here is my entry:

With this entry I was chosen for 1st Place Winners Voted on by the Public
3rd Place for the Winners Voted on by PCAGOE Members

To view all the winners and Congratulations to all of them see the blog link below:

Again thank you to everyone who voted. Hugs and much love to all. I cant wait to start this months challenge :)

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Everyday I check the mailbox ~ Excitedly awating my magazine FromPolymerToArt - This is Not Pink

I Am in this magazine issue ~ August issue. If you have not reserved your copy go to

I have a published article/tutorial that they asked me to make for them months ago. I have been so excited about this and Im so honored they chose me. Thank you ladys your amazing.

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Well I guess I have bragged enough. Im truly blessed to have had so many wonderful things happen to me. Art has brought so much to my life and Im so happy God guided me in this direction. I know this is where I belong. Even when sales are slow. I know this is what I should be doing and I just put one foot forward and create. Polymer Clay is wonderful and of course who doesnt love Jewelry and bling of some sort. I will continue to create for my health and my heart because it truly is the only thing that makes me feel better some days. I put alot of love into everything I create and I have some fun new creations coming up that I have never seen anyone do before. Some little designs that I worked up and Im so thrilled about sharing. I plan to share after my magazine is published. So keep coming back for more. I have lots to share. I am finishing up three tutorials to post also, all will be free and fun for anyone beginner or expert. Watch for those too.
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Im off to create a jewelry order. Will be working with a new color. Will post more in a few days.

Hugs and Love to all and I cant thank you all enough for the support it has made me feel amazing and loved. Blessings, Thank you for supporting Handcrafted Jewelry & Art and Me.

ܓƸ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Kimberly Idalski ܓƸӜƷ

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