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Thursday, November 10, 2011

#1 Craft Book of 2011 on Amazon!

I had a different blog post planned for today, but yesterday something really amazing happened.  I received an email from the F&W Media's publicist.  She was talking about something else and midway down the email she says, 

"On a separate note, TFEJ has been named the #1 Craft book of 2011 on Amazon!

What?!!! Holy Cow! I'm still floating on Cloud 9.  Where is Cloud 9 anyway?  Wherever it is, I'm on it!  I'm grateful to all of you for your encouragement over these many months.  I'm glad the book is doing what I intended it to do, which was to encourage you to try this incredible technique.  The "immersion process" of torch firing has taken on a life of its own ... no doubt about it. 

I've written the first page of Book No. 2 ... actually it's the book concept.  It will thoroughly explore enameling decorative techniques and color through the creation of jewelry.  Having taught for the past couple of years and moderating the ning for nearly the same amount of time, I've been in a position to see what inquiring minds want to know.  I'm thinking that writing Book No. 2 may be easier than Book No. 1 ... kind of like having a baby!  

16 comments:

Annie Wilcox Designs said...

Congrats, this art is extremely hot right now, at least I am seeing it all around. Nice to lead the way.

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Congrats, Barbara!! It's clearly a well deserved honor - the book's terrific. Enjoy your cloud. :)

Anonymous said...

Kudos, Barb! It is an amazing book, and your hands on classes are terrific!! -Sandy :)

Alice said...

Congratulations Barbara! What a great feeling it must be.

I'm anxious to hear about book #2.

SummersStudio said...

Awesomeness! Book number 2 is an exciting prospect. I am so happy that all of your hard work is turning out so well.

KayzKreationz said...

Congrats Barbara, that is great. Just ordered my kit, so I can get started enameling and will be looking forward to your 2nd book.

Millie @ ammjewelry said...

Congrats on this honor for book #1! I'm excited there is a #2 in the works...great news!

Kristen said...

Whoo Hoo!!!!

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Very exciting news, Congratulations! Enjoy your success-you earned it!

Cinnamon Jewellery said...

Congratulations Barbara and well deserved! I've at last got round to getting a copy of your book and it really is fabulous. You should be very proud :D
And I will definitely be buying book no. 2!
Tracy

TesoriTrovati said...

Yea for #1!
Yea for Cloud 9!
Yea for book #2!
You deserve it all.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

The Crazier Sister said...

EEEEE! YAY! How exCIting! I'm so glad that it's gone beyond "doing well" to "best seller" in the craft market! (I can understand why, you really do have a way with the written word that draws us in and makes us "listen" to what's being said)

Thoughtfulhands said...

That is fantastic Barbara!!!

I totally now why because it is one SPECTACULAR book.

Love mine :>

Theresa

Barbara Lewis said...

Gosh, I'm blushing! Thank you all!

romantic decay said...

Congrats Barbara!! I'm looking forward to book #2.

Shirley said...

So thrilled for you Barbara. From all the great stuff I learned from the book tour, it is easy to see your heart and passion in this, and such an exciting accolade to your hard work!