Wednesday, June 30, 2010

That's Diva with a Capital D

Okay, I really didn't intend for this to be "Kelly is a Legend in Her Own Mind" week, but since it's turning out that way, I'm just gonna go with it.

After receiving a copy of "Stringing" a week ago and seeing my interview on the Beads of Clay blog over the weekend, I didn't think things could get much more exciting around here, but I was wrong.

I found this in my mailbox yesterday:







This year's issue of "Creative Jewelry" has officially hit the newstands and I am published in it!






These are my "Jumping Through Hoops" earrings - featuring beautiful patinated copper dolphin charms and rings from Patricia Healey (sorry, no link - she doesn't sell on-line although I think Artbeads.com sometimes carries some of her stuff). Dangles are Caribbean blue opal Swarovski crystals and amethyst Czech glass beads.



They also published my personal favorite design of all the things I created last year. That gorgeous ceramic focal is from The Classic Bead.

A lot of other great artists (y'know, besides me LOL) are featured in this magazine so be sure to check it out if you get a chance. Last year's issue was by far my favorite magazine of the entire year and I was strongly influenced by a lot of the designs and vendors!

And if all the self-promo'ing is boring the snot out of you, don't worry. I'm sure that I will have to go back to the GS or that Ryan will destroy something else sometime in the near future and things will get back to normal around here ;-)

In the meantime, thanks for sharing in my triumphs!

KJ

6 comments:

Kristen said...

Congrats to you! That's awesome! Love the earrings and the necklace!! I love getting surprises in the mail! :) Good for you!

Lorelei said...

I was happy to see you in this issue!! Again, fitting right in with all the fabulousness. you rock!

EmandaJ said...

Dearest "D"iva,
One of the neatest things for me about bead-blogging and reading so many other blogs by talented ladies like you is that when I go to Barnes & Noble every week for my periodical fix, I see the wonderful works by artist I "know"!

Congratulations my friend! I look forward to catching your work on the pages.

Emanda

TesoriTrovati said...

I LOVE THAT NECKLACE! I don't know if I have seen a copy of this magazine yet...thanks for sharing that. And dolphins? My favorite animal of all time? You had me had helloooooo!

Enjoy the day!
Erin
P.S. My word verif: stunit
As in.... Kelly has 'stunit' again! ;-)

Kristen said...

Oh I am bowing to your 'D'iva greatness! I love the necklace!!! you should be walking on air by now but I hope you still have an eye on your son so he can't bring you back to quickly :D

The Joy of Nesting said...

WOWZERS Kiddo a huge ginormous Congratulations is winging it's way north to you!!! You really have come a loooong way this past year!!! It's so much fun watching you grow as an artist as your confidence in grows!!! You certainly should be very proud of yourself and deserve to do all the crowing you want!!! You have work hard and diligently for all that you have accomplished Bravo Kiddo you rock!!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

PS. Isn't it amazing what just a little bit of believing in yourself can do!?

PSS Yeah I'll be sure to check the stores in Boise for the magazine when I go north at the end of the month!! :)