|Bead Trends April 2012|
I have been lucky to have been in each issue since March of 2011. That is a thrill and a goal I set for myself as I attempt to design something new and of the standard for a magazine of this quality each month.
First I have to talk about these earrings. I love these earrings by Erin Strother. The details are beautiful with a cool bohemian elegance.
Congratulations to this months Designer Highlight Diana Shiraishi, I especially love the Amber Sky.
This month I had three designs chosen for this spring issue.
I designed these earrings with amazing lamp work glass drops are handcrafted by Raida of Havana Beads. One is a mat peach and swirls of greens, umber, and peach in the other one. A peach Picasso bead and Vintaj Brass filigree butterfly, sparrow and hand crafted brass ear wires complete this pair.
This is one of my favorite necklace designs ever.
The romance of the focal with the stoneware bird by Etsy artist Libra Sun and the amazing birds nest clasp by Etsy artist Erin of Tesori Trovati.
The softness of the hand dyed silk ribbon and the fringe ribbon weaving through the design. The brass filigree butterfly and peach freshwater pearls with the aquamarine and boro glass with the same colors swirling through in beautiful light by Amanda of Sea Shore Glass.
|This Sea Shore Glass boro has all the colors of the necklace.|
Springtime Garden p. 118.
The coordinating earrings in spring colors and lamp work glass by Havana Beads.
This month I also must mention Amanda's Bracelet on p. 60-61, love those beads and colors, Raidas, necklace, on p. 42-43, very elegant, Kristi's earrings on p. 80, love her patina on the brass, and Suzette Bently's necklace on p. 112-113, love the colors and textures and Molly Alexanders necklace on p.90-91. It is elegant and wonderful beadwork and wire wrap. Would love a closer look at this one.
Thanks again to Bead Trends for publishing this amazing magazine.
You can find my designs in my shop under published designs just in time for mothers day.