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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/


  1. Hey, I've had my camera for over a year and I'm STILL trying to figure it out! Great pieces in the magazine - thanks for sharing!!

  2. Hey Kelly! ...Or perhaps it's just a Kelly thing!

  3. Your "Memories of Tucson" piece is just gorgeous!

  4. Hi Girl!!
    These pieces turned out so great. I love all of the intricate details in your Wisdom necklace, the pendant is my favorite!! Does your friend Denise sell her beads some place specific online?

  5. Thanks, Kristy and Lorelei! Denise doesn't have online store at the moment but I know she does custom orders. I think she's working on getting pieces up on her blog. I will try and persuade her!

  6. Hi Kelly!
    Really lovely pieces that just sing autumn to me. I love the shibuichi. Yes. I'm with Lorelei...tell your friend to start sellingo online! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! Enjoy the day! Erin

  7. Kelly,
    I really love the color combinations you used. Love the use of the ribbon and on your second necklace, I love how you swag the dangles around your pendant. Congratulations on having so many items published!

  8. Happy Autumn...you've totally captured the feelings. Congrats on the published projects!!

  9. Kelly,
    I really like how you named the pieces especially wisdom and how the clasp works with the whole concept. I love how you used the focal bead in the other one to tie the colors together

  10. Love your color combinations. I have a hard time branching out from my same sets of colors. You've done a great job with these. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. "Memories of Tucson" is so colorful and fun!! Love the chain.

  12. Hi Kelly,
    This is a great idea!!! You know how I feel about your art. And Denise's beads are just amazing. A good combo.
    See ya soon

  13. Love Memories of Tucson! Awesome colors, favorite colors of mine!

  14. That's a great tip--using a lampwork focal to inspire an entire necklace. I often do that because those bead designers are so fearless in their color combinations. I love the name "Memories of Tucson." Makes me want to do a whole series of necklaces inspired by places I've been. :)

    Thanks for joining the Stringing blog carnival!

  15. Very pretty pieces -- I especially like the colours in Memories of Tucson.

  16. Your pieces are so eclectic and thought-provoking! Very nice!

  17. Thanks for your comments everyone!

  18. I love the southwest colors of the first piece! I loved visiting that area of the country & your piece reminds me of the rich colors of the area.

  19. both of these pieces are beautiful. Love the colors in memories of tuscon, and the asymmetrical design of wisdom.
    Erin S

  20. Both necklaces are just wonderful!!! I love Boro Lampwork beads!

  21. Absolutely gorgeous!! I especially love Memories of Tucson. OMG the color and texture is just amazing:)

  22. I love your memories of Tuscon. Being from the SW and transplanted to OR, the colors remind me of home. I love your blog and will visit more in the future.


  23. I love your copper and turquoise necklace!

  24. Great combo of warm and cool colors in the first piece.

  25. I just love your desert inspired necklace! I am desert rat stuck in the wetness of Tacoma WA & just looking at your necklace made me feel as though I had come home

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  27. Your blog for metal bead jewelry looks interesting. Its very nice and the combination of color is very lovely. I'm inspired to have one with me that is also inspired by my experiences and place I've been.! Great!