March 3, 2011

Spring Stringing

I'd like to thank a few designers who used my beads in the current issue of Stringing magazine.  Stringing is my all time favorite magazine and I never miss an issue.  It's a great resource for finding new bead artists, seeing what's on trend, there are always design articles and of course, the beautiful jewelry creations for inspiration.

In his featured article on Stringing Shortcuts, Andrew Thornton used one of my nest pendants in a clever design.  Andrew paired it with another ceramic art bead and silk ribbon, so simple and so lovely.  I'm always honored when Andrew does his design magic with one of my beads.  You all have Andrew's blog on your reading list, right?  If not, check it out here.  And he also has a shop that you should see.  And like I need to tell you, but he is part of the Green Girl Studios family so I will include them here too.  Andrew has paired up to teach Capturing the Moment Workshops with Kate McKinnon, what an experience that would be!  You can read more about their event here.
Jamie Hogsett created a bracelet with my teal egg and disk beads.  They were paired up with a bird clasp from Green Girl Studios and an Earthenwood Studio nest charm - such a sweet combination.  She also has a pair of earrings using my disk beads as the accents for Heather Wynn's Chit Chat bird charms - I love them.  Jamie is the education coordinator for Soft Flex.  Her work has been seen in countless issues of Stringing & Beadwork magazine along with several Interweave books.  You can learn more about Jamie's work on her website


Beads featured in the magazine are available on my website: Nest Pendant, Teal Eggs, Teal Disk Beads.

Be sure to pick up the spring issue of Stringing for a shot of creative inspiration!

Humblebeads Affiliate Program:
Starting this month if you have a design published in a magazine or book I will send a $25 gift certificate per publication.  Simply contact me after the publication is released to let me know what issue or book it's in and I will send you over a gift certificate code to use on my website. 

12 comments:

Michelle Mach said...

An affiliate program is a terrific idea!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Love the affiliate program! That's very generous.

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

The current issue of Stringing is lovely. I was amazed at how many pieces featured your beads! An affiliate program is a great idea, Heather!

somethingunique said...

Hi Heather, i totally agree Stringing is the best mag out there,so many wonderful & creativly unique designs,Im the first one in line the day the new issues are out.Andrew's shortcuts are awesome as well as his necklace on page 37.I saw many of the blogs i follow with beautiful creations in this issue.It must be cool to see your components used in the mag i really like Jamie's bracelet in pg.43 with your cute clay egg & rondelles congrats!!

sandi m said...

Great marketing idea Heather.
And yes, Stringing and Step By Step Wire are my fav publications.

Marie Cramp said...

Yay! I have one coming in a couple of months in Bead Trends!! WHat an incentive to use more of your beads in my potential publications!! <3

Andrew Thornton said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! You are a GEM! Thank you so much for also making wonderful work. It is truly lovely and I always... ALWAYS... enjoy using it.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful beads! Can't wait til I can get hold of a copy of Stringing...one of my favourite mags!

JeannieK said...

Great idea. I don't get a chance to blog much, happy I stopped by.

I love all your work, but my favorite will always be your disks beads.

Kate said...

Awesome idea! You seem to be blessed with many great ideas...like BTW for example...the whole reason I popped over this morning was to grab your blog address for my post :) Have a fantastic day!

ladynoble said...

An affiliate program is an awesome idea! I love your beads and will be using them even more now!

Softflexgirl said...

2 of my favorite people!