I got to spend the afternoon with my talented bead making friends Denise and Maurice Saunders, who also had several pieces in the show. Plus, many of my friends showed up which meant so much to me, especially since it's an hour and a half drive from Florence.
I even got to meet one of my Facebook friends that I have been friends with for two years now! It was a pleasure to spend some time hanging out with the beautiful and talented Kerin Gale of http://www.remnantsofolde.com/ Kerin's got a book coming out in December so keep your eyes peeled for it.
I forgot to bring my camera to the event but luckily Kerin managed to take a few shots of me receiving my award. Thanks Kerin!
To the left of the photo is Anne, Sage gallery owner. Talent jewelery designer and judge Veneta handing me my award.
I did manage to take a few shots with my camera phone which I will post later. Stay tuned...