Yep, I have not posted for a long time and I apologize for that, but I had a good excuse ;-) You will discover why soon.
To make the story short, less than two weeks before last submission date, I send in mid April 08 the Aztec Collar to FMG 2008 beading contest. It entered the second round and participated together with 380 finalists (out of 1300 entries). Watch the beading contest winners works here.
So I didn't win, but I have kindly received a nice finalist certificate from FMG :-)
The piece came back safely with Fedex (as oppose to several other packages I never received recently :-[ ) and now it is time to move on.