Two weeks ago I spent several hours getting together a 'presentation' to enter Martha Stewart's 'American Made' Contest. I got in under the deadline, and was thrilled to see my story, my photo, and my wearable art on display on the website. I anxiously waited until the day voting opened. I knew that the Martha machine would choose the finalists, but there was a 'wild card' slot called the 'Audience Choice Award'. I (mis)understood that all entries would be in the running for that slot. I set my alarm to get up extra early on Sept 7 just so I could know the process and explain it to my friends when I asked for their vote ..... and there I was!!
Right there on Martha's contest site with a big red 'VOTE' box by my name!!
First, I voted for myself. Second, I sent emails to EVERYone I know asking for their vote. Third, I posted on FB! I felt I was covered and had the best possible chances in the contest. About noon I received the sad email telling me I was not chosen as a finalist. Well - no worries, I thought - I have supportive friends out there casting their votes and sharing the news. I have a shot at the wild card slot and I'll be so happy for them to see my entry/presentation. Very soon I started getting emails from friends saying they cant find me. The URL to my page was re-directed to the main page and my entry had been pulled from the site.
JEWELED JEANS .. Jeweled Jeans light up my world. They add a little 'bling' to ordinary jeans, they sparkle and shine, and they lift my spirits whenever I wear them -- or whenever I create them for someone else. The combination of colors and patterns is endless - I'll never run out of ways to add glitter in my life!
As my business grows, I dream of seeing Jeweled Jeans on singers and celebrities. They would look so great on stage. I envision ‘home party’ events, and neighborhood craft classes, as well as expanding Jeweled Jeans designs to denim in many forms – skirts, jackets, tote bags, clutches and bookmarks.