Friday, April 23, 2010

April issue Bead Trends

I was fortunate to have had two of my pieces published in this months Bead Trend magazine. Now that the issue has been out on the stands for a while, I thought I would share my 'spread' with you :)

Sand Dancer - made from large resin beads * I got as a blog partner with Art Beads and beautiful scalloped copper bead caps I purchased from Rings & Things

They used two pages for this piece. The left page for the directions, and a close

And the facing page for the full piece.

Here I have used the purple and orange beads capped with copper as the focal of the necklace. Copper jump rings attached to copper links make the chain, and are accented with green spider cubes, topaz glass druk beads, rainbow carnelian squares, Czech glass and Swarovski crystals.

Random Elegance

Marbled ovals, faceted moonstone heishi beads, lampwork beads, and pearls are all from Sedona Stones. The vintage glass beads, seed beads and sterling are from my inventory.

On the facing page were two detail shots and the directions for making the necklace.

There is still time to submit for October 2010's issue of Bead Trends!! The are accepting submissions til April 30th.

Here is what they are looking for this month -

  • Quick & Easy
  • Fashion Favorites - Features designs from a variety of styles and mediums that can be a personal favorite or necessary staple in any wardrobe.
  • Birthstones (Opal/Pink Tourmaline)
  • Anything Goes - The beaded possibilities are endless and not just limited to jewelry. What about pillows, table runners, picture frames, lamps, clothing, candle collars, wine glass charms, and home decor. This category can contain jewelry and a whole lot more!
  • Handmade Beads - Whether polymer clay, PMC, or lampwork, artists make the most beautiful designs with handmade beads
  • Wire Artistry - Designs that include wire wrapping
  • Sentimental Favorites - Designs that contain sentimental elements from recycled pieces of family treasures, gift beads, or symbolic new found treasures. We want to see your designs and hear your stories.
  • Earrings

Get your creative caps on kids and get your submissions in!!!

*FTC compliance disclosure: the '*' items mentioned in this post credited to Art Beads were provided as a promotional gift as part of the Blogging for Beaders Program. These items are for review or design purposes.


  1. Congratulations! Such lovely work deserves a two page spread! You must be beaming - if not, we're beaming for you! :-)


  2. Congrats Tish, so exciting to see your work in print and in such a fabulous magazine. Now have a celebratory glass of wine then go and make more gorgeous jewelery.

  3. Congratulations, beautiful work as usual! So glad you are sharing your talent with the world!