The new year started with lots of traveling and great news...undoubthely the biggest surprise of this beginning was to be featured on "Bead Design Studio Magazine (former Bead Unique) for the first time through the hands and eyes of the incredibly talented and crystallized from head to toe fellow designer and Create Your Style ambassador Laura Timmons. Laura writes a monthly fashion column for the magazine and she picked me to be the "Designer shout out" of the month. Special thanks to Laura Timmons and the editor Pamela Hawkins for such honour.
I was flattered by Laura words and having an entire page dedicated to my creations was fantastic.
Laura choose 3 designs to illustrate my work and it was very well represented...check them out below.
This is the cover of the February 2012 issue.
On the top right, a multi-strand necklace commissioned by John Bead® for a special sell event at
Jewel School™/JTV spotlighting Czech glass beads. Lots of antique silver and gun metal chain, faux-pearls and those incredibly fabulous peacock Labrador beads.
In the middle, a design created for the Create Your Style™ Show in Tucson - 2011 - workshop given by this design. The foundation the bracelet is a laser-cut suede with velcro bracelet. I created a section using 49 Strands by Beadalon silver-plated stringing wire and embellished with an assortment of crystal components by Swarovski Elements™.
On the bottom of the page, an organic shaped necklace featuring copper Artistic Wire® mesh by Beadalon™ and Swarovski Elements™.
2012 promises a lot!