August 17, 2010
Fall Stringing Carnival
I don't know about you, but the Fall season is my favorite time of year! There is something so calming about jewelry designs that incorporate Fall elements, and this years Fall issue of Stringing showcases 24 jewelry designers that successfully did just that!
Have you picked up a copy yet? It should be in your local bookstores and crafting stores all across the country as of today, August 17th!
To celebrate the season and the artists, Michelle Mach coordinated this fun blog hop so that you can get a taste of what is in this new issue of Stringing!
For example, here are my 2 necklace projects that are featured in the issue. Love Letter is a neutral, wearable necklace that incorporates a very Autumn color palette with faceted ovals of Spice Jasper, and a handcrafted resin filled Letter pendant from Jade Scott. The brass hook clasp attaches at the front of the necklace for a comfortable fit at the back.
The second necklace was inspired by the earthy ceramic beads from my friend Keith O'Connor. The colors of Fall leaves in gold, and red paired with patterned silk cording from Ornamentea, creates a perfectly inspired piece of jewelry that will be perfect with your favorite sweater! Wire wrapped beads on large gauge wire at the front, and comfy silk around the back, with a hook clasp located at the side for a fun asymmetrical look.
I also have a simple pair of ceramic charm earrings in the earring section on page... Wire wrapped Lucite beads with ceramic charms from Marsha Neal Studio- a perfect coordinated pair, to either of my necklace projects.
Have a great time hopping from blog to blog, to see what the other 23 designers included in the Fall issue, and be sure to leave comments, as Michelle Mach is hosting some great giveaways on her blog!