Saturday, February 21, 2015

Another Creative Spark Magazine hits the net!

I am quite excited about this magazine.  Not because I have some of my creations in it, but because it is packed with so much, such creativity from many designers. Each time the magazine comes out, I see some really amazing pieces.  Its funny that we all have such different views of what to create when we get our beads in the mail.

This time there were a small handful of us who received the NEW porcelain beads from ZNETSHOWS.  I knew which ones I was getting from the email I was sent.  I actually have been wanting to play with these beads since they came out!  I was all geared up for my package to arrive and when it was the first thing I opened.  I know I know...they are just beads right?  Well..yes, they are, but to a bead junkie, every bead is exciting to get! I love the feel of them, so smooth, so light and the designs are so pretty.  I am not one for blue, but it seems like every month, blue is getting easier and easier for me to work with.  Its mental I know!  I do like the color, but some colors are just easier to work with!!

So, I got to crackin! I knew kind of what I wanted for a couple of the pendents.  The beads are very vintage to me, so I took out my stash of vintage beads and played a little with them.  I then decided I was going to do wire wrapping for the necklaces.  I don't think I have made an entire necklace with just wrapping beads with wire.  It was quite fun actually.  I think one of my inspirational artists when it come to the vintage designs is Cindy Cima Edwards. If you have not seen her work, take a peek at her facebook page. She has some amazing pieces and I just love her work.


So why stop at one necklace right, I ended up making 2.  Also 3 sets of earrings and 1 fun bracelet out of memory wire..yes, I love that memory wire!

Check out the magazine... Creative Spark Fall 2014  you can find my creations on page 96.

Finally, we were all asked about what we liked about Winter the most.  I wrote a blurp in the magazine, but I also made a little poem on a photo I took... Hubby and I were heading back home from the West Coast on a little outing for my birthday in December.  This photo is enhanced, but only to show the amazing view of it.  It really did look this way to the eye.  We had a storm during those 3 days we were on the coast and driving back home, everything was wet, green, foggy, cloudy and just some beautiful scenery.

I hope you enjoy the magazine and all the beautiful creations.  I do have a few more designs made, but i'm considering submitting them into a magazine.  I need to do more of that.  But if they do not get accepted, I will share them here later on.


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