Friday, February 21, 2014

Spring Surprises Challenge from Znet Shows!

Some of you may remember I have participated in design challenges from ZnetShows. They have put out a call to the design team once again, and I was lucky enough to be selected! (It truly was luck this time, as they pulled names out of a hat!)

I figured I would receive a few beads and make some pretties. My jaw dropped when I received the package from Znet; the amount of beads they sent was incredible!

A selection of their cultured sea glass!

And a mountain of different crystal shapes, sizes and colors!
I have already created some pieces for our reveal, which will be in the ZnetShows spring Glossi. When the issue is available for viewing, I will surely let you know!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Me, published? Why, YES!

I've been a writer for Bead Design Studio Magazine for a few years. Writing was always my first passion, with beads being a close second. So it makes sense that my writing career got started in a bead magazine!

But even though I have numerous articles published, I never had a "piece" of mine published. You know, something I created out of *beads,* not just words. That is, until now!

I made this!!

Check out the latest issue of Bead-It Today to find the tutorial how to create this pretty necklace using one of my torch-enameled focal beads. I really do love this magazine. It's priced very fair (only $3.99) and is full of tons of inspiring projects and ideas. I am so happy to be included in it's pages!

I have the enameled focal in my Etsy shop if you would like to make yourself a similar necklace (or goo in a completely different direction!). Click HERE to be taken directly to the listing!