Monday, July 13, 2009

Beadwork Magazine Page 14

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Almost two years ago I asked to be added to the wait list of bead makers featured in Beadwork magazine's "The Challenge". My time has finally come!! Check out the latest issue (Aug/Sept) on news stands to see SEVEN designs created by FOUR different designers using the beads above.

I made these beads back in February. In fact, I mailed them out on my birthday. I went with what I thought would be a different kind of summery beach combination of colors. I used ink blue, lavender, denim blue, turquoise, and swirled it all up with stormy gray. I was very into stripes and dots. I think the stripes are very "navy-ish" and the dots are very "under the sea". It works!

And the projects! They turned out so cool!! They all use seed beads, something I very very rarely see my beads paired with. They really are all too cool to pick a favorite.

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7 comments:

Marcia DeCoster said...

The projects they came up with looked great, and I love your beads!

TesoriTrovati said...

Your beads are so lovely Kerry! I am sure that they had so much fun working with them! Enjoy the day! Erin

Lori said...

I'm going to have to go buy that issue. Love the colors of the beads

Jenny J. said...

I can't wait to see! The beads are fantastic!!

Eileen said...

hope i get to see the creations...worth the wait for sure kerry...

Cindy said...

Hi Kerry
I remember this. So it's been TWO years since we talked about you getting in to this bead challenge. Wow, how time flies then. Your beads for the project are GORGEOUS. I love them all...and especially in the close up picture.

Anonymous said...

beautiful beads; nice combination of colors and shapes. the jewelry was so fun to look at in the magazine too. lisa d., portland, oregon