Monday, August 23, 2010

Thank You, Kelly, Cindy, and Marie


It's been a very rewarding summer for me. Three very talented jewelry designers had pieces featured in four different magazines with my little beads in them.  Let me show you what they designed just in case you missed them.

First up, Kelly of Silver Parrot.


Kelly designed this necklace using one of my barnacle pendants that was featured in the summer Stringing. Isn't it lovely? Kelly and I shared a first here. It was her first publication in Stringing and mine too.

But that's not all.


Kelly designed yet another beautiful piece that uses one of my bronze pieces. This was just published in the fall issue of Stringing.  Kelly recently told me that she sometimes has difficulty keeping designs with art beads simple enough to highlight the art beads. Well I think she's done a fine job of creating beautiful cohesive designs in these two necklaces. Thanks, Kelly!

Next up Marie of Skye Jewels


Marie used my big puffy porcelain lentil as a focal in this beautiful bracelet published in the July Bead Trends. This one even made it to the photographers pick on their blog. I am so pleased that Marie chose to use one of my beads in her design. You see, Marie has had a goal to be featured designer in Bead Trends and this was the issue where she acheived that goal. Congratulations! I feel very honoured that you thought one of my beads was special enough to be included with the designs in this very special issue.

And last but certainly not least, Cindy at Sweet Bead.


This little birdie flew all the way to England in Cindy's Fly Free necklace. This was a very special occasion. Cindy is the first American designer to be published in Beads and Beyond. And she even made the cover! I am always in awe of Cindy's use of metals and wire and this is necklace is no exception. Thank you Cindy for giving that little birdie such a beautiful home.

You know, I am really very grateful that these designers used my beads in their designs. Sure the publication and exposure is nice for me and I am thankful for that. But the thing I take most to heart is that these designers felt inspired enough by my little humble offerings to design beautiful jewelry with them  Thank you!

all jewelry photos were taken by the designers. thank you for sharing them.

13 comments:

mairedodd said...

beautiful job on all counts - the components certainly make for great designs and your art beads are always inspiring! congrats on the publications...

Erin said...

You are one lucky little bead maker! ;0 But, of course all is well deserved!;) Well, I sure hope you have a surplus of those beads that have been featured. You will be getting requests for those beads if you haven't already, but I'm sure you have!

That's my little leaf with your birdie bead on Cindy's necklace! *squeak* so exciting! I'm glad we are both part of this fabulous work of art together! hehe. :)

peacockfairy said...

All of them are gorgeous! I will have to look for that Beads & Beyond magazine - I don't think I've ever seen it.

Janet said...

Wow that is awesome! You have worked to where you are at..your things are lovely!!

Marie Cramp said...

I am touched! Your beads are inspiring! I love them and look forward to getting more in the future. Thanks so much for mentioning me, and yes I did use your bead on purpose!! They let me pick the designs I could send and I just knew what I needed to make!!

Hugs

bellajoya said...

Congratulations to all of you! Such wonderful work!

Judy said...

Beautiful work....LeeAnn your beads are so inspiring and so easy to work with. How fun to see them all in print. Congrats to all these lovely ladies!

Beverly Herman said...

LeAnn I am so grateful your beautiful art beads that inspire me to create my bead art. Tomorrow my day will be owl inspired just for you! Thanks!

Barbara Lewis said...

Your work is so great! Find a home in a beautiful design is not a problem! Love all of the pieces, but especially Cindy's piece ... she is so talented!

Cindy said...

LeAnn...thank you so much for the feature here. I know I speak for all of us when I say it is really a joy to create using your beads....they truly steal the show, they're so incredible! You have a way with texture and color...and the designs themselves make it so easy as a starting point. I'm so happy to see your huge presence this summer in so many publications. Thank YOU! :-)
Cindy

vintagebluestudio said...

Congrats! Each designer did a wonderful job on their jewelry!

Sea Shore Glass Girl said...

Congrats! What awesome achievements :) All of your designs are amazing! I am sharing your excitement too as one of my beads was used by Marie-Noelle for her piece featured in the September issue of Bead Trends magazine, it's the first time my beads have been published, it certainly is an honor :) Keep up the good work! :)

Pretty Things said...

Can I tell you how happy it make me that I own Cindy's necklace? It's a favorite piece of mine now.