Saturday, February 8, 2014

Lichen Links

Hello Creative Friends!

Today I'm excited to share my latest published design in Stringing magazine.  The Spring 2014 issue is just out! They have a section called "Spring Greens" and the necklace I created with silver links and lemon chrysoprase beads was featured in it.  I scanned the page because they did such a lovely job of presenting it.

There's lots of other wonderful designs to try with other sections on mixed beads (Bead Soup), using one color (Monochromatic Muse) and incorporating fiber (Strike a Cord) in your designs.  There's also a nice tutorial page on making tassels, which are so popular now. 

The latest guidelines for submitting designs to the magazine are out now.  They are looking for fall designs.  So, if you'd like to try your hand at their design call, check out their guidelines here.  I find that trying to create for a design call is a good way to stretch creatively and push myself to meet a deadline.  It both keeps me on track and it makes me think outside my creative box!  So, if you're up for a challenge, you should try it!

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Happy Creating in this wintry weather!