A few days ago, Freebird asked me how my Fire Mountain Gems entry was going. I had forgotten all about that, so I decided to look into it. I went to FMG’s Gallery of Designs and searched for my piece. There it was! They called it a ‘Seed Beaded Car’! I think that’s funny, because it’s actually a 1978 Datsun pickup truck! Then, I noticed that they printed my real name in the gallery! So, I sent them a note and finally a day later (the same day FedEx arrived with my piece), they were kind enough to change it for me. It’s hard work trying to maintain my anonymity!
I have two other pieces in FMG’s Gallery of Designs as well – Flamingo Moon & The Messenger. Despite that fact, I have not yet seen any of my bead embroidery on a backcover Fire Mountain Gems advertisement. And, after my past experience, I’m not sure I’ll be entering this beading contest in the future. I don’t know if it’s worth it to me anymore. Plus, I don’t buy beads from them often enough (which is a requirement), and honestly, I think I have outgrown it! But, the good thing is, after entering the contest so many times, and not shopping there for 3 years, I accumulated a $110 credit to my account! So, today, I finally placed an order! Hmmm… maybe now I would qualify to enter next year’s contest… we will see! 😉