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I'm Featured In Bead Magazine!

One morning way back in May I was amazed to see an email from Jean Power, the previous editor of Bead magazine. She'd spotted my jewellery on Etsy and asked if I would like to be featured in the Winter Sparkle edition of the magazine. She also asked if I would do a project with the possibility of regular projects in the future! I was absolutely thrilled as this was one of the things I was hoping to achieve in 2010, although I did think I'd have to do it the hard way and approach the magazine myself!

The Winter Sparkle edition features all things sparkly and I decided to make a pair of Swarovski crystal wirework earrings for the project.

I've never done a project before so making the earrings for the project was interesting! I made the first one then started the second, stopping at each step to take a photo, doing a bit more then stopping again to take the next photo. It was a bit nerve-wracking and I worried that the photos wouldn't be good enough but I managed it! Then I had to write up the step-by-step instructions, plus tips, alternative ideas, etc. A lot of work but well worth it.

The feature asked all sorts of questions about me and how I got into making jewellery. I had to re-photograph some of my jewellery I wanted in the feature and send them to the magazine to be included plus a (hideous) photo of me.

The magazine now has a new editor Chloe Menage and I've just sent off my next project for Issue 28 - a pair of pearl and sterling silver wirework earrings. I wasn't quite so nervous this time!

Issue 26 came out on 20 October and you can find me on page 45! There's even a small photo of my project earrings on the front cover :D



  1. yaaaay! HOW FABULOUS!!!! and how satisfying to be able to check it off the list of achievements!

    Well done gorgeous..... ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  2. wow, that's brilliant! you must be so delighted. They are gorgeous earrings, I'm not surprised they have been picked.

  3. Congratulations, that's fantastic news - and lovely earrings! x

  4. congratulations and very well deserved!! You must be so chuffed :-) nikki x

  5. Congratulations!!! Well deserved! They are fab earrings and should be included in the magazine!

  6. That's fantastic news - well done you! OOOh will go and buy a copy tomorrow! so pleased for you!


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