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I'm thrilled to announce that I have two pieces of jewelry featured in Tammy Powley's new book titled The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making. This book is loaded with LOTS of great projects with detailed photos and instructions. It's a great reference for anyone who is interested in learning new jewelry-making techniques or advancing the skills they already have. The book has 40 projects with more than 700 large-format, color photos.
The picture directly above shows a closeup of the first piece that I submitted for Tammy's consideration. It's a mixed-media piece with material, ribbon, seed beads, and chain. I actually painted the heart designs on tea-stained muslin and then embellished each charm with some Miyuki Delicas.
This necklace is titled Awakening and features a stoneware pendant from artist Bebe Poor of Pleasant Springs Pottery in Perkasie, PA. I discovered this wonderful artist at the Haddonfield Art Show in Haddonfield, New Jersey several years ago and purchased a lot of similar pieces from her. Her work is beautiful and goes so well with my jewelry-making style.
Since I just received my copy of the book today, I quickly skimmed through it. I was pleasantly surprised to find some designs by Andrew Thornton in the gallery section as well. I can't wait to sit down tonight and really go through this book.
A big thanks to Tammy Powley for selecting my designs for the gallery section in her book. Thanks, Tammy!
Tammy is the jewelry expert on about.com, and she also has a great blog called The Crafty Princess Diaries.
Be sure to check out all of these sites, and happy jewelry making!