Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Published!

From this day on, this blog belongs to a published designer. No, no, it is still mine. I am the published designer :-)

Yup, you read that right! Just received my copy of the Fall issue of Stringing magazine.

I had been waiting to get it for a few weeks now...a lot of my designer friends already have theirs.
I came home to this sitting on my doorstep:




I hurried inside, took a picture (well, its an ordinary looking package, but its a very big deal for me!), and opened it to find this:


I quickly took a picture (well, its an ordinary looking package, but its a very big deal for me!), and opened it to find this:




This picture I did not take. My friend Amy of Copper Diem sent the pic to me last week when she got her copy and she and I both are impatient people and didn't want me to wait for me to get my copy to see the page!

Then, I hurried onto page 91, to find this:


Proof that earring number 4 is MINE! Mine, mine, mine!
Yeah, am going a bit nuts about this, but am so super excited :-)

Here's a bigger picture of my earrings:



Wow...such an old picture, am glad am doing better with pics these days!

Ok, am done :-) You may now begin congratulating me ;-)

102 comments:

  1. Congrats on your publication, I know how proud you feel.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I feel incredible :)

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  2. Heartiest congratulations to you KP. Please brag a little more, you deserve it.

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  3. congo kash..may your earrings move places

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    1. baapre, bhookamp nako re, Sona ;)

      Thanks, dear!

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  4. Congratulations, they are beautiful. !!!!
    It is a very nice achievement. Well done :-)

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  5. kashmira,

    your earrings are unique and very very cool! your beautiful design deserves to be published, and will inspire many!

    congratulations,
    rita

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    1. Thank you, Rita! I do hope they inspire readers :)

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  6. You bet I'm ready to congratulate you! Hop on over to my blog and see! :-) (And congrats again, Kashmira!)

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    1. OMG, Sharyl, that is so totally sweet of you! Thank you so much!

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  7. Congrats Kashmira!!! Really happy for you!

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  8. very pretty!

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  9. Congratulations! I know you have been really working hard, entering so much, and making so many things. Your hard work finally paid off!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have never felt so thrilled about something :) SO yes, it paid off :)

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  10. You are so funny and your excitement is contagious.I like that disease.Love and hugs Tanya
    P.S congrats !!!!!!

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    1. Thank you for saying that, Tanya! I was afraid my funny bone is disappearing. Glad to see its still there :) Lol, glad I infected you with my excitement :)

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  11. Congratulations hun...
    What an awesome honor.

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    1. Thank you, dear! It is, it is awesome :)

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  12. Awesome! and such gorgeous earrings, too :)Are framing your copy of the entire mag, or buying and extra and making a collage of the cover, photo and your name ?;)

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    1. Now that's an awesome idea :) They sent me an extra page, and I subscribe to the mag as well, so will get another copy. I have promised my newphew his own copy though, so will have to figure out what I will do with all this. But you are right, I need to make a collage and preserve it!

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  13. You should be excited! Your earrings are beautiful. Congratulations on such a great accomplishment!

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    1. Thanks so much, Alice! Glad you liked them too :)

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  14. AWESOME! One of these days you need to write a blog post about how one goes about applying to these publications, but for now just bask in the glow of your fame :-)

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    1. Thank you, Tammie! And yes, I will do that blog post soon :)

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  15. Congratulations!!! I would be just has happy.. I have not sent anything in to be published.. I am to scared and don't actually know how or where to start.

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    1. Thanks Stepha! Nothing to be scared of really, since you have absolutely nothing to lose. I will write up a blog post soon about how I went about it.

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  16. Congratulations, Kashmira!! I so understand it being a very big deal to you...it is a big deal for me too...I too was recently notified that a pair of my earrings made it for publication ....look for me in the Stringing magazine in the up coming Winter issue. So let's do a virtual happy dance together. ;)

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    1. Oh wow!!! Awesome! Is it going to be a first time for you too? Congratulations!

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  17. Congratulations, Kashmira! It's a great feeling isn't it? They're lovely earrings.

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    1. Thanks Donna! Yes, feels awesome, and I LOVED your earrings too!

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  18. That is so awesome!!! Congratulations!!

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  19. Congratulations KP!! May there be more to come.

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    1. Thanks Heidi! Love how your profile pic shows up next to the yayy! Totally fits :)

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  21. Congratulations Kashmira! The earrings are beautiful! So happy for you!

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    1. Thanks Penny! And glad you like them :)

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  22. Doing the happy dance for you! Congrats, you SO deserve it.

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  23. Wow! Congrats! Those earrings look just lovely.

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  24. How awesome !!! congratulations :) You are one step closer to doing your own book now !!!!

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    1. Thank you, Val! And thank you again for having that kind of confidence in me :)

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  25. Congratulations!! They are great earrings, a great addition to this issue!

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    1. Thank you, Keirsten! Glad to be joining in finally :)

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  26. I just got back from out of town and read your exciting post on the Blogger dashboard! I love Tammie's idea about having you fill in more details on your process. Congrats, Kashmira, and may this be the first of many. And happy India Independence Day... just read Reshma's blog where she quoted the beautiful Tagore prayer that begins,"Where the world is without fear..." What a wonderful world that would be!

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    1. Thank you, dear Mon! I will definitely do that post soon.

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  27. Congratulations doll! You deserve it! I agree with Tammie! You definitely need to write a blog post about how to apply to these publications.

    I have a friend who was published in one as well. It's no small thing. You ladies are such an inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, KImberley! Your comments make me feel even more excited...hope I do inspire others to submit their designs for publishing. I will do my blog post soon, so stay tuned!

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  28. Kashmira I knew you were talented. Congratulations! They are lovely.

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  29. Congratulations!! That is so exciting!

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    1. Thank you Janeen! Its super exciting :)

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  30. That. Is. So. AWESOME!!!!!!! Oh man, I don't blame you for taking pictures of the packaging; I'd go picture CRAZY too ^.^

    A huge congratulations to you and those gorgeous earrings! It really is quite a big deal :)

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    1. Thank you, Kayla! lol, I do go crazy, the good kind, some times :) And will do that blog post soon!

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  31. congrats....that's really awesome work...all ur hard work paid off....many more to go...

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  32. Your excitement leaps off the page!! Neat earrings!!

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    1. lol, yeah, am still jumping around with excitement :) Thank you for your compliments :)

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  33. Hi Kashmira,
    Congratulations! I know you are on cloud nine right now, so enjoy the high for as long as you like you deserve it!
    Therese

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    1. Thank you, Therese, yep, still flying up there somewhere ;)

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  34. that is awesome! Congratulations!

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  35. I was about to touch on the same topic as Tammie. I am curious how you and so many others submit to be published. For now my most heartfelt congratulations. I can tell you are over the moon. Thank you for sharing you joy with us. It's lifted my spirits today.

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    1. Thanks Ginger! And am very glad it helped you too :) And yes, I will do that blog post very soon! Hope to see you published soon too!

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  36. HeeHee!! WhooHooo - Congratulations!! :)

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  37. congrats on the first published earring :) - sandhya

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  38. Congratulations, that is exciting...you should be happy and it is ok for you to be excited! Maybe one day I might get up the nerve to send something in...have to get over the fear!
    Sonya

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    1. Thank you, Sonya! I just wrote another post about submitting. Nothing to fear! Honestly!

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  39. How wonderful for you! It's always fun to get recognition for our work. Congrats. Your jewelry is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, April! Yes, its an awesome feeling :)

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  40. So very exciting!! Many congratulations!!

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  41. Congratulations, you published designer you!!!

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  42. hi, wonderful so happy for you and guess what you are the 2nd published designer that I know after Sabhyasachi :)

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  43. Wow, congratulations to you, now I know 2 published designers, 2 is Kashmira Patel and 1 was Sabhyasachi !

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  44. Wow, Congrats Girl! This is such a big deal! Keep it up :)

    -Gurk

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  45. wooohooo!!! sorry i woke up to this GRRRREAT News so late... But WOOOHOOOO!!! soo proud of u, missy!! :) and guess what, i saw the page with earrings and recognised #4 imm... YEAH!

    Hugs

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