January Bead Trends 2012.......What a beautiful cover. This is a necklace you want a closer look at. Jennifer Hickok Allison designed a gorgeous necklace.
This issue is loaded with gorgeous designs to kick off the new year. This issue called for sparkle and bling in the middle of winter. I am normally not a real bling girl, except I always try to find the light.
First of all a big congratulations to my friend Janice Everett. She kept her Designer Highlight a secret and I am so proud of her. You can see her designs on p. 46-57. I love her earrings that go with her "Lady in Love" p.53 The bracelet and earrings feature her Art tiles and match the necklace on p. 41. "Naturally Yours" is a stunning necklace with twists and turns. Love the focal treatment on this one.
My necklace Winter Morning.
|Focal art bead Meadowlark by Heather of Humble Beads|
|Winter Morning Bead Trends January 2011|
I added raku lamp work bead by Havana beads, chain and toggle by Miss Fickle Media and a birch wood bead by Birch Bark Beads. Blue lace agate, Czech glass beads and African copper glass and of course my all time important components, Vintaj Brass.
Most of my designs feature artist beads and components, Czech glass, stone and unique little touches. I nearly always include Vintaj Brass. This necklace is true to that recipe. I wanted it to have a nature feel.
A beautiful bird on a snowy morning.
|My "Winter Morning" necklace on page 100-101|