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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fall Stringing Blog Carnival

I'm really excited to be a part of the first ever Stringing Blog Carnival! Today many of the contributors to the fall issue of Stringing Magazine are blogging about their creations. This idea came from the talented Michelle Mach of Interweave Press. Here's a link to her blog :http://www.michellemach.com/blog/

I'm fortunate enough to have several pieces in this fall issue. I have two necklace projects and two pairs of earrings. The first project is called Memories of Tucson. This necklace features a wonderful borosilicate lampwork glass bead made by my friend and neighbor, Denise Saunders of Dema Designs http://demadesigns.blogspot.com/. The rich, earthy colors in the bead reminded me so much of being in the desert. I choose to highlight the bead with turquoise, carnelian and fire agate, as well as some wonderful glass beads. I mixed silk ribbon and copper chain with the strung materials and this is what I came up with:

My second necklace project, which to me just feels like fall,  Wisdom, features a design using a reversible pendant! On the one side, there is an enamel pendant by C-Koop http://www.ckoopbeads.com/ and on the flip side is a fabulous owl pendant by Green Girl Studios http://www.greengirlstudios.com/.  The piece also contains another bead by GGS, which is a great shibuichi owl bead. Also, featured is a shibuichi beetle bead by Bob Burkett http://www.etsy.com/shop/BobBurkettStudios. And while we are discussing shibuichi... the toggle is also shibuichi and is by Saki Silver. I blended the above mentioned metals with seed pods, wood beads which are hand carved and from the Steens Mountains here in Oregon, a Kazuri bead for good measure, vintage glass beads, and some wonderful little magatama drops which I sell in my Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadologistkelly?section_id=6491312
Here's a photo:

 I must apologize for the quality of my photos but I just got a new camera and apparently, I haven't quite figured it out yet! But for high-quality photos, as well as photos of my earrings, pick up your copy of Stringing magazine which hits the newsstands today!
Please leave comments, as Stringing Magazine is generously donating prizes for this Blog Carnival!
Here is a list of the other talented designers participating in this carnival so, visit their blogs and see what they are up to:
Kristy Abner http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/138-Kristy-Abners-Fleur-de-Lise.html

Kelly Angeley (you are here!)

Marianne Baxter http://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com/

Ruby Bayan http://www.rubybayan.com/rubybeads/

Carrie Beckwith http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/136-Carrie-Beckwiths-Sunburst-Necklace.html

Melanie Brooks http://www.earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com/

Gaea Cannaday http://gaeabeads.blogspot.com/

Lorelei Eurto http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com/

Amy Haftkowycz http://www.artfulbeadstudio.blogspot.com/

Beth Hemmila http://hintjewelry.blogspot.com/

Tari Kahrs

Stephanie LaRosa http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/140-Stephanie-LaRosas-Cornucopia-and-Afternoon-Social-Necklaces.html

Michelle Mach http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/133-The-Story-Behind-Autumn-After-Dark-Necklace.html

Denise Yezbak Moore http://deniseyezbakmoore.blogspot.com/

Kelly Morgan http://www.silverparrotdesigns.blogspot.com/

Sharon Palac http://www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com/

Anne Perry http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/139-Anne-Perrys-Woodsy-Owl-and-California-Bungalow.html

Lisa Petrillo http://lucidmoonstudio.blogspot.com/

Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/

Molly Schaller http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/141-Molly-Schallers-The-Bamboo-Cutters-Wife-Dandelion-Harvest.html

Erin Strother http://www.michellemach.com/blog/index.php?/archives/137-Erin-Strothers-Smoke-Cognac-and-Mixed-Metaphor-Necklaces.html

Heather Trudeau http://peacockfairy.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Judd Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Zeiger http://www.zbeadz.com/