Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Toot! Toot!

Bear with me as I once again shamelessly toot my own horn! Two of my designs have been published in this month's issue of "Bead Trends" magazine:







This is "Rain Blossom" from my "Memoire" collection. It features lucite flowers and leaves with Swarovski pearls and crystals wired to gunmetal filigree bases and strung on gunmetal chain. I love the way the light makes the lucite almost seem to "glow"and these are great materials for getting that whole "romantic, girly, vintage" vibe on.









This is probably one of my personal favorites from all the things I've created. Nothing revolutionary about the design - just loads of lampwork, pearls, crystals and silver charms strung and wire-wrapped into a bracelet. I just happen to think the color combination was a big step forward for me and also that it came out particularly well.


But I don't want to just toot MY horn - I know several of my wonderful readers out there were also featured in this issue. My wonderful friend, Erin, has a design on the cover that is just yumminess personified and Marie has some terriffic items in there as well! I know times are tight and this mag is on the expensive side, but I at least recommend you thumb through a copy at the book store - the photography is truly outstanding and well worth a look.


If you'd like to see some of the other items I've had published, you can check out my website. It's still top secret, but I'm hoping I'll be able to announce some more additions to that page soon - fingers crossed for good luck!


KJ

12 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Woot Woot!
I love that bracelet. Those colors are just yummy. I would be proud to wear that on my wrist!
And I am thinking about lucite flowers...I am planning for an actual art gallery exhibit for later this year and I have a floral theme for one piece so far. Hmmmm....thanks for the kind shout out. I was utterly shocked to see this piece landed on the cover. Tatia said she wanted to surprise me. You are the best sort of friend, Kelly. Enjoy the day! Erin

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Congratulations on the feature, it is WELL deserved! Your pieces are gorgeous :)

jodi said...

They are both lovely. Congratulations.

Marie Cramp said...

Thanks for including me :) I wish I had my copy! It takes so long to get it up here. Your pieces are wonderful! You are right about that bracelet, it is outstanding! Have a great day!

Marie

The Joy of Nesting said...

YAAAA HOOOOO, CONGRATULATIONS, WAY TO GOOOO,!!!!!!

I really love the colors in the bracelet and yes I think you should be very proud. They are quite a ways away from the colors that you usually work in. But all the same you have left the impression of cool confidence!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

PS Parrot update. Quite a few of the kids have decided to rent branches and settle in around the aviary. But boy are they all right there when we pull up to feed the aviary bound kids!! They are kinda like teenagers, can I have the keys to the car, some money for food, and I don't need a curfew I am my own person you know!! :)

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

The paper copy of the magazine is on the pricey side but the digital version is a steal and you can keep the download saved to peruse anytime! Congrats on having two projects this issue :)

Ruralrose said...

Not surprised, you have that something special in your work, Congratulations! Slow and steady wins the race you know. Peace

Mrs Inferno said...

Tooting your own horn is fine when you desrve to do it... and obviosly you do.

I love that second one. Great work.

Gardanne said...

That is great, can't wait to see that issue.

Pixybug Designs said...

The rain blossom necklace is so lovely! I love Lucite flowers, what a beautiful design!

Jenny J-V said...

Congrats!! I love the lucite flowers...you really have the glamour and elegance down. :)

Dave Robertson said...

Good job! Good jewelry! Good news! Toot away :)

--Dave
at Rings & Things