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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

For your Goddess within.........

I have been having so much fun in the studio lately revisiting a bead style that I haven't made in years........goddesses! When I first started making beads about 8 years ago, goddesses were among the first beads I made. I love sculpture and the human form is one of the most lovely things to sculpt! Looking back at my earlier goddesses, there is a dramatic difference to the ones I am creating now. I am finding that my recent goddess beads are more curvy, sensual and realistic than before. Whereas my earlier goddesses were more of a tribute to "Barbie" - with sculpted abs and long and lean figures, these goddesses are more classic in form and have a softer, more mature beauty - rounder, fuller and reflect the natural beauty that evolves with time and a life well lived. I will be posting more in the next while and would love to hear what you think!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Vintaj jewelry design contest!

I can't believe that January is almost half over! Where does the time go? I have to say, that I had a great start to the New Year! On Jan 1st I heard that 4 of my jewelry designs were accepted for publication in the new bead magazine, Bead Trends! It's a beautiful little magazine that looks like a book and I'm proud to have my work featured in it. Also, I entered a blog contest with the brass jewelry finding company, Vintaj, and won one of their necklace kits! Not a bad start to the year! lol! I really like the Vintaj company and have started to order some of their brass findings to go with my beads. They are lovely and have such a rich patina which I adore! I also just entered another of their design contests for which I created a dragonfly necklace using large quartz crystals and a few of my favorite pieces from their collection. I call it "Winter Flight" and it's # 17 on the blog page. While this necklace does not feature any of my beads, it was still incredibly fun to make! The contest voting runs only for one week so if you want to check it out, you can visit their blog here (or click the title of this blog for a direct link to their site) and vote for your favorite design!

I have also been working on new beads and will be posting them over the next few days! Stay tuned!!