Monthly Archives: May 2012

Last week was full of great news!

First, I was asked to be the designer highlight for Bead Trends Magazine Jan issue!!!!! This means I will have an 8 to 10 page spread including my photo, bio, and several of my designs. I am so excited!

A few months ago I was looking through a Bead Trends issue and told my husband that I will know that I have made it if Bead Trends ever asks me to be their designer highlight!

So, to prepare for the photo I got my hair cut last week and did a little clothes shopping. Now all that is needed is to loose about 20 lbs and get rid of some wrinkles.
So here is the to do list:

  • Diet
  • Start Exercising
  • Win lottery
  • Get facelift

So much to do and so little time!


I also discovered last week that my necklace is on the cover of the Summer issue of Stringing Magazine!!!!! Wow!!!

Guess I am on my way to being like my favorite artist – Van Gogh – a famous starving artist.
Except I am not dead yet and have no short term plans to cut off an ear.

All kidding aside – I am so very happy that my work brings me so much joy and that others like it too!

May 2012 Echo Creative Club

I received some beautiful peeled paint beads for this month’s Echo Creative Club.

Azure Butterfly

Supplies used in this bracelet:

  • Peeled Paint beads
  • Vintaj brass wide blank connector, filigree connectors, chain, beads,  findings, and glaze
  • A beautiful butterfly that I received in a bead swap from Lori Anderson
  • Swarovski crystal flat backs
  • Turquoise fingernail polish
  • E-6000 adhesive

Please check out designs by the other artists participating this month:

Jeannie K Dukic

You can find these beads and more from Jewelry by Jeannie!

Check out the Echo Creative Club Flickr page where we will upload our designs each month.


May Allegory Gallery Design Team Reveal

This month I made a pair of earrings with some of the beads I received from the Allegory Gallery.

These earrings incorporate some really cool white vintage glass beads and Czech fire-polished  beads.  I added Swarovski crystal bicones, black and gun metal chains,  Vintaj Arte Metal jump rings, head pins, and ear wires from my own stash.

black and white sparkles

Check out the Allegory Gallery facebook page and hit the “like button”!

Please check out the other members of the Allegory Gallery Design Team’s blogs and show them some love!

Charlene Sevier
Jessica Prill

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