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Creative Jewelry 2010

Stringing Spring 2007
See Ruby's creations on pages 36, 47, and 56.

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See Ruby's creations on pages 17, 32, 60, and 62.

Stringing Spring 2006
See Ruby's creations on pages 17, 26, 42, and 61.

Stringing Fall 2005
See Ruby's creations on pages 19, 24, 60, and 87.

~ Compliments ~
"Congratulations on having such gorgeous work published in Bead Stringing! I really like the cornucopia necklace. The jasper is beautiful! ... great job!" -- Tracy M., Alabama
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"Just wanted to say how much I love your "smoke on the water" design. Very elegant and simple." -- Nancy L., Morristown, NJ

~ Random Thoughts ~
My brother calls this one "Gothic." I just designed a necklace around a silver heart pendant that I've had for the longest time.
Gothic Necklace
I added black seed beads, silver daisies, and deep red freshwater pearls. I was surprised at how a simple design could look very attractive.

The first day I wore it, I had to stop by a couple of stores for errands. The sales clerk at Barnes and Noble asked if I make my jewelry, adding that it looked "professional." The cashier at Michael's asked the same question and said it looks "very nice." With a broad smile, I nodded, handed out a business card, and said, "There's more at my website." Even if they don't come around at all, I sure had a blast receiving the compliments. Simple joys make my day.

Fertile Ground

I am so thrilled! Stringing Fall 2010 is out! And my Fertile Ground necklace is on page 34! I had submitted this set to Stringing back in November. The magazine included the bracelet and earrings in the Summer issue and featured the necklace for Fall.

Designing this necklace was kind of a no-brainer to me. With the flower ceramic barrels as the focal beads, it just made sense to use pressed glass leaves in amber-gold. Rich brown fire-polished glass and mookaite cubes added to the earthy feel. And to make it more natural, I used waxed linen cord for stringing. Unrefined. Autumn.

Fertile Ground Set

Fertile Ground Set

NEWSFLASH!  To coincide with the release of Stringing Fall, our fellow designer, Michelle Mach, organized a blog carnival. And she’s giving away prizes!

The rules for the drawing are on Michelle’s blog: www.michellemach.com/blog/.  She has three great prizes: a copy of the Fall issue of Stringing magazine, a handmade porcelain pendant and coordinating beads by Gaea, and a small goodie pack of filigree, gemstones & other findings from Rings & Things.

Basically, leave one comment on one or more of the blogs and you will be entered into the random drawing. Each comment on a different designer’s page is another chance to win.  (Multiple comments on a single designer’s page counts only as one chance to win.) Giveaway closes on the 23rd and winners will be announced the 24th.

So, don’t waste time… visit the blogs of these Stringing contributors now! And don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a prize!

Stringing Fall 2010

Stringing Fall 2010

Kristy Abner    Kelly Angeley   Marianne Baxter

 Carrie Beckwith              Melanie Brooks  

  Gaea Cannaday      Lorelei Eurto

Amy Haftkowycz     Beth Hemmila                   

     Tari Kahrs    Stephanie LaRosa 

Michelle Mach     Denise Yezbak Moore

     Kelly Morgan      Sharon Palac   Anne Perry     

Lisa Petrillo     Erin Prais-Hintz       Molly Schaller

            Erin Strother          Heather Trudeau 

 Jennifer Judd Velasquez   Jennifer Zeiger 


Stringing Fall 2010 Table of Contents

Stringing Fall 2010 Table of Contents

Fertile Ground on Stringing Fall 2010

Fertile Ground on Stringing Fall 2010


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