Several people I know of are featured one way or another in the Fall issue of Stringing Magazine. I have been making clay beads for nearly ten years now, but really only stepped out into the big beading world within the last couple of years, most of my growth having come in the last 12 months. Maybe some day I'll look at a beading magazine and think "oh, ho hum, so I know of some of these people in this magazine, big whoop....." But for now it is still truly a BIG thing for me! Here is a quick run down of the names I recognized:
Margot Potter, who you have read about on Sundays with our weekly "As the Bead Turns" post, has her book "Sparkletastic" mentioned on the bead babble page.
Ornmentea, whose many customers read this blog has mention in several places, including metal leaf pendants in Leaves We Love, chains in Long and Luscious, felt rings in Bracelet # 30 and earring posts in Earrings# 34.
The great sibling duo of Cynthia and Andrew Thornton have many mentions including Cynthia's necklaces "Mermaid" and "Captive Heart". Remember, Green Girl Studios is the sponsor of our current monthly challenge.
Galena Beads "Serving Creativity" has items in Jeanne Holland's "Crimson Flame", beads and spacers in Bracelet # 23, and Earrings # 24. ( I just have to highlight beautiful Galena, IL - my husband's home town.)
Fellow Beads of Clay members:
Jangles owner Jennifer Hynen's necklace "Fleur Noire" demonstrates a nice blend of chain and seed beads.
Joan Miller's pumpkin beads are included in Earring Design # 9.
Clay River Designs, a fellow member has leaf pendants as part of the Leaves We Love spread, small cube beads in Earring Design # 6 and chiclets in Bracelet # 3.
Marsha Neal Studio's flower pendant is featured in "Amber Leaves and Flowers" by Susan Price Johnston.
Our own Melanie Brooks Lukacs totally rocked in this issue..... In all I counted "Earthenwood Studio" in print 10 times. Now that is some ambitious work - an inspiration to all of us plugging away at getting our name and "signature look" out there. So here is the count down:
#1 "Contributors" See a picture of Melanie and learn that she has been designing jewelry for more that ten years. No wonder she has so much to teach us all.
#2 "Speaking Bliss"
#3 "Terra Treasures"
#4 Earrings #9 designed by Dustin Wedekind
#5 Earrings #17 featuring this cute Birdie Pair:
#6 Earrings #23 with veined leaves and suede:
#7 Bracelet # 11 Terra Trinket bracelet:
#8 Bracelet # 14 shows off these accent beads in a lovey shade of blue:
# 9 Bracelet # 28 Left Flutter:# 10 Project Resource Guide (Ok, so I know this is sort of a stretch to include this, but I just couldn't resist ten as a nice round number to end on!)
To tell the truth, the other members of Art Bead Scene have been at this business of bead making longer and harder than me and if any of them had done this post, you'd only be about 1/2 done by now!
If you are a contributor in any way to the Fall Issue of Stringing and read this blog, leave a comment! Then next time I read a beading magazine I can add you to my list!
Thanks for the read,