I have been making things, just not a lot of things.
I'm currently working on these little Crazy Lace Agate cabs. I think I'm gonna make two rings and a tiny pendant.
I have three sisters (one of them won't wear rings) and it's high time they had some new bling.
I'm using silver and I haven't been keeping up with it lately, but rumor is that the price has dropped pretty dramatically.
(I've tried to educate myself on the politics of precious metals and I have a sneaky feeling that the current price is not exactly market, but I'm definitely out of my realm of expertise on that one.)
In case you were wondering, yes, I do cover the steel block attached to my bench pin with blue painter's tape, it cuts down on accidental marring caused by the steel and it kind of makes a grip so that I can rest things and they won't move around so easily. (VERY handy when sizing bezel wire around a cabochon.)
In other news, I'm thinking about submitting to Step by Step Wire Jewelry.
Has anyone done that?
If so, was it difficult?
I was kind of intimidated by the whole "you must take photos of your process" talk in the writer's guidelines.
I did recently have a bracelet in Stringing Magazine.
It's on page 35. Bonus points if you can spot my design without having to flip to the back!
(I don't really know what you'll do with the points, but ya' know...they're yours, so...)
I'm also wanting to submit to Belle Armoire Jewelry again. I do so love that magazine. I got the latest issue recently. (I know I'm a little late, but whatever)
I'm always just enamored with the photography and the level of difficulty of some of the projects. It's one of the few magazines that I feel really shows off a technique more so than just a specific piece of jewelry. (Not that there's anything wrong with specifics! I mean, what is beadwork but specifics?)
Anybody else working on magazine submissions?
I missed the deadline for Stringing, and I just saw that 101 Bracelets, Necklaces and Earrings is coming out, I did so want to have a piece in that publication, but was sick as a dog with first trimester sickness back when the guidelines came out.
I'll leave y'all with a picture of the little peanut.
She's gettin' so chubby!
Have a great weekend and a Happy 4th of July for my bead buddies on this side of the pond!