|My very first published cover|
Bead Trends November 2011
Fierencia- This design is fairly simple with some interesting components. I altered this beautiful large brass leaf from Vintaj Brass in a faux enamel process. I love the transformation, it really special for this focal. The wire wrapped borosilicate glass bead with amazing swirls of color, a Czech glass bead handcrafted clasp and sari silk bring the colors together in this perfect autumn design.
|Vintaj Brass chain, and leaves.|
|This Czech glass bead is one of my favorites.|
It looks like a fresh slice of blood orange.
|Gorgeous boro glass bead in the focal by Etsy Artist |
Amanda Austin of Seashore Glass
|Handcrafted clasp made from recycled copper by Etsy Artist|
Shannon Levart of Miss Fickle Media
In October Amanda's bracelet "Lemoncholy" graced the Bead Trends cover and this month my friend Kristy Abner is the Designer Highlight. Many of my friends and several I don't know have gorgeous autumn designs in this issue.
Kristi's spread is really pretty, my favorite is "Ancient Treasure" with a clever mismatched earring pair. Amanda's "The Bumble" is very cool with her altered metal and beautiful colored teardrop beads and honey drop dangles. Janice's "Golden Dreams" is stunning. Shannon's "Wise" is gorgeous and that pumpkin they shot it with really makes her piece come alive. Oh my, there are so many more in this issue. If I were you and I did not have a copy of November I would want to run out and find it. The photography is especially beautiful this month. It is a magazine you will want to keep.
I want to thank the Bead Trends staff and especially Tatia, for making it such a delight to get our work published. We all work very hard to send you our best designs. Your magazine is gorgeous and your support is amazing and appreciated.