Friday, July 30, 2010

Bead Trends Magazine - August 2010

Bead Trends August 2010

The August issue of Bead Trends Magazine has just hit the newsstands.  I have one project in this issue "Cangie".  This necklace is named after my friend Angie Emerson.  The design features Vintaj Natural Brass, glass and lava beads.

You Can Submit Your Creation Too!

Bead Trends is currently looking for designs with the following themes for our February 2011 issue:
  • Quick and Easy
  • Fashion Favorites - Features designs from a variety of styles and mediums that can be a personal favorite or necessary staple in any wardrobe.
  • Birthstone - Amethyst
  • Anything Goes - The beaded possibilities are endless and not just limited to jewelry.  What about pillows, table runners, picture frames, lamps, clothing, candle collars, wine glass charms and home decor!  This category can contain jewelry and whole lot more!
  • Necklaces
  • It's About Romance - Designs for the season of romance, whether vintage or modern!
  • Semi Precious Gemstones - Wonderful designs created with earthly and organic gemstones.
  • Inspired By....... - Designs that were inspired by something you love including nature, family, memories, art and more.  We want to see your inspirational pieces and hear their stories.
  • Recycled/Upcycled - We love those innovative designs created by recycling old pieces or upcycling the unexpected! 
If you would like to submit your work to this publication, please e-mail a photograph, the name or title of your piece and contact information to:

If submitting multiple pieces, please send a separate e-mail and photograph for each design.  Deadline for the February 2011 issue is 11:59 p.m. MDT, August 25, 2010.  All ideas should be your original work and not previously published.

We will review all submissions and if selected, we will contact you by September 1st with additional information.  All pieces will need to be shipped to us directly for photography and arrive in our office by September 13th.  Your creation will be returned to you insured, after the issue has been printed. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bead Trends Magazine- July 2010

Bead Trends Magazine
July 2010

 Tamara's Tweet

I have one project in the July issue of Bead Trends Magazine.  Tamara's Tweet features a carved wood focal pendant, fresh water pearls, Vintaj brass, wood beads and Swarovski crystals.  This piece is named after my friend Tamara who is very "tweet". 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Art Clay Silver

I bet you did not know that I dabble in Art Clay Silver.  I took a class about 3 years ago.  Then, it just kinda sat there.  Over Spring break I had a renewed interest in the craft.  I have 3 designs coming out in "Belle Armoire Jewelry".  I am not yet certified.   It takes 3 days of classes to receive your certification, I never seem to have the time.  But I think there is a class on Thursday on how to make tube beads.  I just might check it out. 

 I just listed 6 Art Clay Silver bird theme pendants at my Etsy shop.  I thought I would share the photographs with you. 

Friday, July 2, 2010

And The Winnners Are.......................

  "The Best Bead Give-A-Way Ever!"

                           1.  Lynn Stevens
                           2.  Leslie Gidden
                           4.  Winchell Clay Works
                           5.   Lorelei
                           6.  Tins and Treasures
                           7.  Marsha Hedrick 

 There are 7 winners - I decided to add a few beads to the Sari Silk.  The Sari group will be a mystery package.  Maybe the winner can post pictures on their blog.

These winners were picked by randomly generated  numbers supplied by Lori Anderson, the hostess of the "Bead Soup Blog Party" and then matched to mixed up entry numbers.  

This has been fabulous experience for me!  I am so grateful to all my new followers.  I will definitely have another contest.  The big give-a-way will probably take place once a year.   I do plan on having smaller contests so check back.
Winners Please Read!!!!!!

Winner number one gets first pick, winner two gets the second pick, etc.  

If you are a winner, please leave a comment with your pick (remember the pick is by rank - rank your choices 1-7) and your email address so I can contact you.  I am going on vacation today and will be back on Monday.  If you do not hear from me over the 4th of July holiday then I will contact you on Monday, July 5th.  Congratulations to all the winners!

Happy Fourth Of July!
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