The premiere issue of "Jewelry Affaire" has just hit the newsstands. Beth Livesay, Managing Editor and her staff did an outstanding job. The magazine is beautiful, inspiring and looks so good you can leave it on your coffee table! This issue is packed full of extraordinary designs. The departments include 1) Vintage Jubilee - For lovers of heirlooms and findings, celebrate with classics that make time stand still. 2) Atistic Affaire - Innovative to wear and uncomplicated to share. 3) Minimal Minglings - This collection require minimal method and materials for effortless wear. 4) Black Tie Affaire - Dripping with jewels, pearls and other sumptuous materials, these sophisticated statement pieces can make every day feel like an occasion. 5) Whimsical Wares - Jewelry that is out of the ordinary and extraordinary. 6) Everyday Jewelry - Wear these gems any place, anytime, anywhere. 7) In The Jewelry Box - Their gallery of offerings. There are three feature articles 1) Eninaj Leather Works - Leather necklaces created from laser cutting, etching and computer-aided designs. 2) Magdalinen - Crocheted linen thread and glass necklaces. 3) Marked Metal - Whimsical wires and marked metal necklaces.
I have three articles in this issue. The first is located in "Vintage Jubilee" it is entitled "An Affaire to Remember". The article features seven of my "Wedding/Special Occasion" jewelry. I created each necklaces using vintage brooches which include Eisenberg (my personal favorite), Weiss and Kramer. The photography is to stunning. My second article is also featured in "Vintage Jubillee". It is entitled "My Muse Melissa" (named after my cousin Melissa Yezbak Kovacs). In this design I use vintage Czech glass beads, Vintaj Natural Brass, crystals and coral. The third article is in "Everyday Jewelry". It is entitled Fashionable Folklore. I had a great time writing this article and researching the folklore that surrounds earrings. The two earring designs feature Vintaj Natural Brass. They are easy and fun to make.
I hope everyone picks up a copy of this premiere issue. "Jewelry Affaire" is published twice a year. All Stampington and Companies magazine are amazing and visually inspiring. They are located in Laguna Niguel, Ca. I am excited about meeting Beth in Mid April.