This year Beads 2012 was rolled into the Fall issue of Jewelry Stringing Magazine and presented as the Ultimate Shopping Guide with over 100 of the newest and best products for beaders. The Beads of Clay Professional Artists Team is well represented in this current issue which is already on the news stands. I will be giving you some up close info to check out on these very creative clay bead artist. Here goes:
In the Beads Section of the Ultimate Shopping Guide the following handmade ceramic beads are featured. (Each photo has the name of the artist or studio and a link to their Etsy shop or website. The pictures represent the piece that was featured or a very similar one.)
Mary Harding Bracelet Bar
Marsha Neil Studio Bat Pendants
MartiC Bracelet Bar
Lisa Boucher Leaf Pendant
Suburban Girl Heart Pendant
Yolandas Clay Flaming Heart Pendant
Lisa Peters ART Butterfly Relic
Fish Bonz Pendant by FireFly Design Studio
In the Clasps Section
Toggle Clasp Starry Road Studios
White Clover Kiln Toggle Clasp
Not only is the team represented in the Shopping Guide, we have artists who are also make jewelry and have their own creative designs published in this issue.
In the Earring Gallery there are designs by Lisa Boucher, Mary Harding, and Diana Ptaszynski (Suburban Girl) all featuring their handmade ceramic beads.
Earrings designed by Lisa Boucher
Earrings designed by Mary Harding
And our beads are plentiful in the work of designers as well.
Designer Erin Prais-Hintz has made a knock out necklace with Lisa Peters ART raku flower components on page 28.
Elements Pottery is featured in a wonderful tribal style necklace by Erin Siegel on page 47
Elements Pottery Raku Tube Bead
A vintage rose by Suburban Girl is the focal of another necklace by Erin Siegel on page 62
NKP Designs has an elephant bead in a design by Jean Wells on page 45
Elephant Bead by NKP Designs
And there's more....in the bracelet section on page 40
Stephanie LaRosa used beads in her design by Golem Studio
Jean Wells made a bracelet with components from Starry Road Studios
Sandra Marie Miller featured work by Suburban Girl in her creation
Congratulations to all!! Great work and wonderful creativity.
posted by Mary Harding