Saturday, November 21, 2009

Charmed Wings

Deryn Mentock is another of those folks I admire, her designs strike some sort of a chord with me. They have an elegant but worn look that I like and seek to get into the beads and components I make.

She recently made this necklace,
for a show in Houston, where I once lived before the gypsy caravan of my life brought me to the midwest. Maybe the road will curve one day and I'll find myself back in the south again...

See the little wing, there in the dangle? And I have the milagros that Pattie sent me, hmmmm....

Someday I hope to meet Deryn in person, if our paths cross somewhere in common.

In the meantime, I'm always thrilled when I see one of my pewter pieces in one of her designs.


Big news, that some of you may know already. Deryn and I collaborated on an article for Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine, it's the Winter issue that's coming out soon.

This will be the fifth article for me in BAJ, and I have another one coming in the spring issue, with pewter and resin. Writing for the magazine is what got me started on this whole adventure.

Deryn has had numerous articles published in BAJ and other places, she's a versatile and creative person who works in many media.

For this project I made pewter components and sent them to her and she created the jewelry designs with them. The article is beautiful, based on the preview version I looked at early last month, and it should be reaching you soon if you want to take a look. (I don't have my preview copy yet, although I have been haunting the post office)

Deryn's designs have always intrigued me, her use of vintage and found objects inspires me. It occurred to me that she might find usefulness in some of my faux-tique components, too.

I greatly appreciate her work, and the collaboration. At one time I interviewed Deryn for the Art Bead Scene blog, and we have now had the chance to work together on this collaboration project, I'm very proud of it.

Thanks, DERYN, for the idea of the article and for the beautiful use of the pewter. Looking ahead, I'd love to work together again... soon!


mairedodd said...

very beautiful and congratulations on the article in ba! will be looking forward to seeing it...

SummersStudio said...

I love Deryn's work as well and again your pieces seem so sympathetic with her design. Seamless really. Looking forwd to seeing the new BAJ article. Congrats!

Riki Schumacher said...

Yeah Lynn, again, congratulations on the article. Your pieces are just wonderful, and Deryn did a fine job in designing.

The Joy of Nesting said...


Congratulations on another excellent (it can't be anything but) article. I can't wait till my copy gets here. Wow a collaboration from two of my most favorite and exceedingly gifted artists!!! Both of yours styles are so complementry of eachother. Therefore the addition of one to the other can only enhance the collaborated piece!! Like I said I can't wait to see, read and absorb what can only be pure magic :)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

TesoriTrovati said...

Yowza! I am over the moon about this collaboration by two of my very favorite people and most talented artisans in one of my most treasured publications! I CAN'T WAIT! Congratulations...and when you get that chance to meet Deryn, can you take me with too, because I would LOVE to meet you both! Thank you so much for sharing. I am so excited for you both! Enjoy the day! Erin

Anonymous said...

That's awesome, I can't wait to read it. I am a fan of both your work!