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.