Welcome to the Blog Carnival to celebrate the fall issue of Stringing Magazine! I have written projects for Stringing for a number of years and am very excited about this new issue because it shows off their new look! The projects are even more beautifully photographed and larger and the layout really compliments all the unique jewelry. Nice job!
I designed and wrote the project above called Clockwork Scarab. I was inspired by the beetle component from Vintaj brass and wanted to blend them with my own Clockwork Scarab cabochon. I wanted to create something that had an Egyptian and Art Deco feel mixed with a little steampunk, so I used a deep brown green glaze and brass to make a subtle collar effect. I used some of the Vintaj brass in interesting ways, so this was a really challenging design to create, and I was pleased to share it with Stringing.
And now about the Blog Carnival Giveaway...The full rules for the drawing are on Michelle Mach's blog: www.michellemach.com/blog/. We've got 3 great prizes: a copy of the fall issue of Stringing magazine, a handmade porcelain pendant and coordinating beads by Gaea, and a small goodie pack of filigree, gemstones & other findings from Rings & Things. Leave one comment on one or more of the blogs below and you will be entered into the random drawing. Each comment on a different designer's page is another chance to win. (Multiple comments on a single designer's page counts only as one chance to win.) Giveaway closes on the 23rd and winners will be announced the 24th. Good Luck!
Denise Yezbak Moore
Jennifer Judd Velasquez
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.