July Bead Trends the digital copy.
This is the final issue of Bead Trends July 2013........
This necklace and earrings were submitted to August issue and at the time I was unaware there would not be and August issue. It featured my watercolor embossed and patina metals.
A wire wrapped bead left in my stash by my Bead Soup Partner, Tania Spivey, a cultured sea glass bead by Znet Shows, and a glass lampwork head pin by Havana Beads.
"The River" was inspired by the beautiful lamp work glass leaf focal by my friend
Raida Disbrow of Havana Beads.
I added a beautiful Borosilicate glass bead by my friend Amanda of Sea Shore Glass, Patina link by my friend Shannon of Miss Fickle Media,
some amazing hand dyed ribbon by Silk Life Studio to give this a flowing feeling.
3 cultured sea glass buttons by Znet Shows, I have just posted two recent projects with Znet, if you missed i, please read in my June and July posts and see what other pieces I designed this summer.
This set was accepted for September
I love this set as it is a bit different for me.
I have been really loved working with art beads, mixed metals, fibers and glass this past couple months.
I turned a stained glass art wood bead horizontally by my friend Janice of J Lynn Jewels
I used patina chain and rectangle by Shannon of Miss Fickle Media
The polymer leaf in the focal is by my friend Heather of Humblebeads
Irish waxed linen hand tied, Czech glass flower and petal beads, hand washed silk ribbon and
Vintaj brass chain complete the design.
I designed the coordinating earrings with ceramic links by my friend Karen of Starry Road Studios, a couple of the patina links and Czech glass from the necklace and made hand made ear wires.
This Napa Valley bracelet was accepted for October.
It features a beautiful boro glass bead by Sea Shore Glass, A ceramic bead by Gaea, Unicorn drops, Czech Glass, and Vintaj Brass wine leaf charm, hook and chain. The colors are black, brown and umber. I normally love the vivid oranges for autumn and so this was also a different submission for me.
So many of my friends are in this last July issue. I don't want to miss anyone and if you are lucky enough to see a digital copy I hope you can enjoy everyone. This magazine has opened so many doors for all of us and brought some amazing friends into my circle of jewelry artists. Some of us were featured often and some of my newer friends were brand new to the experience.
Once again I want to thank
Tatia Meyer our publisher and her staff along with the owners at Northridge Publishing.
As always I love your comments. Most of these designs are available to purchase. I have not listed everything in my shop yet. If you see something and would like more info please leave me a message.
Also our new Designs in the Light website with designs by Michael my husband and myself is up and in the stages of design. Items in this website are available now.
Please check it out. Let us know what you think. Designs in the Light