Second, I was picked by the Beadwork magazine team to design something for the Reader's Challenge! This happened back in July. I couldn't let anyone know what I made, and that was the hard part of the whole challenge. Here is my design as published in the Oct/Nov issue of Beadwork magazine.
Third: The Jean Power Secret Bead-Along Challenge for National Beading Week in November. This was something I haven't done before. Bead something from instructions and not know what I am going to end up with. This was so much fun. I managed to complete the design after a few days of resting after my surgery. I have never beading something so detailed and after many days of pulling my hair and thinking I would never get it all finished, but I did!
Feeling like a rock star!