Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Preview of Publication

For some time now I've been talking about an article I submitted to Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine on working with resin. When folks email me with resin questions, I've been mentioning this upcoming article.

It was originally to publish this spring, but instead will be in the upcoming summer issue.

I just got an email with a preview of the article, and it looks great!

I created these faux amber resin jewelry pieces last fall, over a long Labor Day week. I created the cabochons, made the pewter settings and chain, and assembled the jewelry. It was a fun project. Then I sent them off to the publisher for their formal photographs.

Almost all the pieces were photographed for the article, and the photography is really lovely. I wish I could get my photos to look nearly so good! Believe me, these are my photos, not theirs! I took these before I sent the jewelry off to the photographer.

In one of the pieces you can see one of Heather Powers' beads, and it shows in the photo in the magazine too, so I have to give her credit for all her creativity and inspiration. See it there, on the right side of the chain in the picture.

Some were made as pins, to be worn as a broach.

I can't wait to see the magazine, it should publish soon.

If the article doesn't use the step-out photos I took, I may post them here so you can see them.


I got the originals back last week and I'm thinking of going ahead and listing some of them in the Etsy shop, do you think it's too early?


Gardanne said...

I love that necklace. You really have a unique look.

Katie said...

Cool - as one of the people who have asked, I can't wait for the issue to come out :o) Love your work and love that your work is getting out there for the world to see (at least the beading world and the significant others who have to deal with "oooh....look at that" moments)...

SummersStudio said...

Well I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. These are beautiful pieces, very timeless.

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful Lynn! Good for you getting the piece published. List away. I need more birdies, I'm going to your store to see if there are some! Take care, Riki

SueBeads said...

I can't wait to see the magazine either!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I should have mentioned that the spring issue is gorgeous, I got myself a copy and I've been reading and re-reading it. Did you know that Riki has an article in it? There's a feature on Stephanie Lee, who wrote the book "Semi-Precious Salvage" in it, and lots of the articles refer to Stephanie's techniques.

So go check out a copy of the spring issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry also, if you get a chance, you will love it.