Friday, March 25, 2011

Belle Armoire Magazine- Spring 2011

I am delighted to say that I have a couple of pieces in Belle Armoire Magazine for Spring 2011!  I have loved this magazine for years. So inspiring.........and this issue is no exception! 
 To be a small part of it makes me smile! 

One of my necklaces in the gallery is all wire wrap & Swarovski Elements crystals.  Love!  The other is a resin piece that I thought was going to look one way, took a detour and turned out to be something completely different than the original direction but isn't that just how the creative process goes sometimes?  It is for me, I try not to get frustrated by the detours but embrace them and see where they lead.  Many times it is a better path than where I thought it was going.........

Enjoy the Creative Process!
Have a sparkling day!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Spring 2011 Jewelry Affaire Magazine

So excited to say that I have several pieces of jewelry in the new Jewelry Affaire Magazine that is hitting newstands now!  I love this magazine as well as its editor and staff!  Delightful! 
Here is a sneek peek at the new cover, love the earrings!

 One of my featured projects in the magazine, Vintage Rose necklace below is created from some wonderful vintage vintage beads and pendant from my huge vintage stash of goodies in the studio and some sparkling Swarovski Elements crystals of course! 

 One of the things that I found with this necklace was that a clean & simple design was actually better compared to a busy, more complicated design.  Sometimes, we can "over-design" so keep that in mind as will I when working on future jewelry projects.

I get so excited when the newest issue of a magazine that I love comes out and some of my jewelry is make for an extra-special sparkling day when it arrives and I can finally share with everyone!  Can't wait to see all of the other projects in this issue of Jewelry Affaire!