November 11, 2009

Enchanted Adornments

I had a delightful weekend for my birthday celebration, and it has taken me a few days to get back into the swing of things. I am keeping busy with orders and getting ready for holiday sales, but I wanted to take a quick break to write about a new book that is on bookshelves. Cynthia Thornton's Enchanted Adornments has finally come out! I have been eagerly awaiting this book release, and not just because I was fortunate enough to have my Queen Mab necklace below added to the gallery section of the book. That was quite an honor. I knew this book would be great, knowing Cynthia and her magical work. And it certainly is great... it is absolutely gorgeous! There are all sorts of enchanted sketches and drawings throughout it, and the projects are wonderful! I was definitely inspired to want to try new techniques after just a quick flip-through. Just like Cynthia's delightful Green Girl beads, the book is full of fantasy and steeped in traditions of fairies, stories, and magic. It is a breathtaking journey through her creative process, and I think that readers of this book will be in for a fantastical treat!

You can enter to win a copy of Enchanted Adornments and a selection of my new beads! They are some of the prizes offered in the Art Bead Scene challenge this month. Create your own enchanted fairy themed jewelry using some art beads, and enter to win! Details over on the Art Bead Scene.


  1. Hey Melanie! I am so happy that you got to participate and added such a unique and beautiful piece to the gallery section. Really, I just can't get enough of how different and wonderful each of the different submissions are and really how they push the boundaries of what magical mixed media jewelry is.

    Thanks again and keep up the good work!!!

    P.S. Happy Birthday again!

  2. I have Cynthia's book and I can't put it down. The pictures just draw you in and evoke emotion. When I saw your necklace it made me think of a warm autumn day.

  3. Be still my heart--I know what I want for Christmas! I love the necklace on display! It makes me feel like I live in an enchanted forest!

  4. Thank you all! I just wanted to let you know that I have offered the Queen Mab necklace for sale in my Etsy Galleria: