Thursday, June 17, 2010

That Noise You Hear...

...is me blowing my own horn.

Um...again.

Because I finally got my hands on the new summer issue of "Stringing" via a friend at work (who got hers already while I still don't have mine!) I'm actually holding it in my hot little hands! I'm so excited to have FIVE pieces (three necklaces, a bracelet and a pair of earrings) in it.

Actually, I've passed excited.

I've entered giddy.

Next? I may need oxygen.

I still remember the day I took my camera to the beach last summer hoping to take some "inspiration-worthy" pictures. Mostly I got some ugly looking mussel-covered rocks with bloated starfish on them, but amongst all the shots was this one:






I wondered if it was possible to mix the gold and ivory sand shades with the gray-green, lavender and purple of the anemone tentacles and actually come up with a coherent design.



The answer turned out to be a resounding YES! And, fortunately for me, the editors of "Stringing" agreed and my "Anemone Pool" necklace - with its guardian mermaid pendant - is one of the pieces featured in this most recent issue.

What a great pre-birthday present for me.

I'll take that oxygen now ;-)

KJ

16 comments:

Lorelei said...

I told you before but I'll say it again. Your jewelry fits right in!! I love your projects, you did a great job!! Congratulations!!!

lunedreams said...

oh, p.s., we'll have to do a horn duet sometime. i am a devoted, long-time horn self-tooter.

lunedreams said...

congrats! you're a mag-hog! hoggin that magazine with all those pieces! sweet!! glad to see you getting some recognition for your great work! (i like your mussel picture, very avant garde). i would be giddy too. i'd prolly put it under my pillow at night.

but you're going to really come unglued when i tell you that i have given you a "Kreativ Blogger" award. now how bout that? stop by and check it out!

mairedodd said...

congratulations - and what a wonderful, lightheaded, pinch me feeling it is... i love the combination of those colors...

steufel said...

Great! Congrats on being in the magazine. And the necklace is really beautiful, Stefanie

Mermaid Glass said...

Congrats!!! And you know I'd have to love that necklace. :)

Karen said...

Congrats! Your necklace is absolutely beautiful. Colors are wonderful...so beachy.
Karen
Florida

SummersStudio said...

That is drop dead gorgeous. I love your mix of materials and colours.

Marie Cramp said...

I got my issue in the mail this morning!! I was so excited to see your pieces in it! And I did notice how many you had :) Congrats!! I love that you and Lorelei shared a page too! Winter issue here I come!!
Happy Birthday for tomorrow, just in case I don`t get to my PC tomorrow :)

Hugs
Marie

Gardanne said...

Breath and congratulations.

Michelle said...

I think I like your photograph better than the one in Stringing! Congrats again! If we don't blow our own horn, who will?
Bead Happy!
Michelle

Courtney said...

I got mine too! Congratulations - beautiful pieces (love the mermaid necklace!)

Lucid Moon Studio said...

The magazine did a nice job, but I agree I like you photo just as well! Congrats!! I love the mermaid pendant too.

EmandaJ said...

Happy Birthday, Girl! LOVE the beautiful Mermaid necklace.

Emanda
(Another birthday girl!)

Kristen said...

That is sooo cool! I love beachy colored things. What a beautiful piece! Now I need to ask are you breathing yet?

TesoriTrovati said...

Absolutely, hands down, my favorite issue of Stringing. It is like holding my friends in my hands, this one. And I don't even, really, have a piece in it. Well, actually, that is my piece in the SoftFlex ad across from your smiling face, so I guess it is like I am in it! But I don't get a free copy. Or a check. CONGRATS! What a sweet birthday present (And really, why is it that I have my copy before the designer does? That just ain't right.)

Love you!
Enjoy the day.
Erin