Lucid Moon Studio

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stringing Fall Blogging Carnival

I have been anxiously awaiting the fall issue of Stringing magazine because it is the second issue my jewelry has been published in.  Stringing magazine was one of the first magazines I started buying when I first started making jewelry.  I just love the magazine, and I always find tons of inspiration in it.  You can see why I was so excited when two of my designs were accepted back in April!  In addition, I agreed to participate in a Fall Stringing Blog Carnival between all the designers in this issue, which should be on newstands today!  Michelle Mach is hosting the Carnival, and you can find out more information on her blog about some giveaways she is having as part of the celebration.  All you will need to do is comment on one or more of the 24 designers' blogs to be entered.

Here are my designs:



Be sure to check out the rest of the designers from this issue!




EDIT: I don't know if anyone noticed, but I didn't have a chance to finish my blog post before I got called into work, so I had to just post it as is.  I just wanted to add a little more about my jewelry and explain my inspiration for the pieces.  As many of you know, I love owls and have loved them for many years.  Recently they have become very popular, and, much to my delight, many designers have been creating owl beads and pendants.  I had been experimenting with stamping metal when I created my "HOOT" stamped owl pendant.  It was this pendant that I used for inspiration in my owl necklace.  I wanted it to have a fall color scheme, so I used beads in shades of browns, dark greens and oranges.  I thought copper was a perfect compliment to the fall colors.  I also like having more than one type of metal for contrast so I went with a silver owl charm and used a silver ring for the clasp.  I had fun creating this necklace, and it is perfect for fall fashions!


The silver leaf earrings were, honestly, a very rushed design!  A pair of earrings that I had submitted to the magazine was not accepted, so I decided to rush and make another pair of earrings to get in just before the deadline.  I've found that I often work better under pressure and deadlines!  Sometimes I contemplate too much on a design and keep changing it.  I just immediately had an idea for the design of the earrings when I looked at my stash of silver leaf charms, and it went together easily and as planned.  I love the look of the filigree leaves and think they are cute for fall or any time of the year! 

Thanks for taking the time to check out my designs, and be sure to pick up this fall issue of Stringing magazine for tons of inspiration!!  Also, don't forget to check out the blogs listed above and leave comments for chances to win prizes!!


34 comments:

Lorelei said...

Fabulous!! I love both of your pieces in this issue! The owl necklace is just stunning! Your work fits right into this publication!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Wonderful pieces! I love the little owl charm & pendant. Great colors:)

Ľubaša said...

I have chosen my fav in your etsy shop.:-)
Vacation bracelet is stunning piece of summer jewelry, really suitable for wearing at the beach and enjoing it.:-)
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Molly said...

I love this! Especially the owl pendant! Very pretty!
~Molly P

Kristen said...

I so love this necklace! It's so vibrant! And who doesn't love owls!

Gaea said...

Delish! Your colors are so earthy and fun!

Cynthia said...

I really like your focal, with "hoot" stamped on the blank, hiding behind the owl - Cute and playful owl!

swopemelmel said...

Do you think owls know that they are so beloved? I really like both of your pieces, especially the owl. swopemelmel@aol.com

TesoriTrovati said...

Owls are just the ticket this fall, aren't they?
I love those earrings. They are so soft and fluttery. Congratulations on fulfilling your dream to be in Stringing. It is truly one of my favorite publications as well, and the new layout style is really great!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Congratulations on having two projects in the issue! The owl is adorable :)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Lovely!! Congratulations on your piece being featured in Stringing!

beadologist said...

Love, love, love the owls!

Kristy's Kreations Jewelry said...

What a cool pendant and beautiful necklace!

cherishdesigns said...

Lisa,

I love your use of color and really enjoy your work! Congratulations on being published!

Silver Parrot said...

Both pieces are just terriffic! You did a great job!

Alice said...

Love the owl piece, the colors are just beautiful!

Michelle Mach said...

Welcome to the Stringing family! I hope we'll be seeing more of your designs in future issues. I really like both your pieces, especially the leaves on your earrings. I seem to have a growing collection of leaf beads. I'm not sure how that happened. :)

Thanks for joining the Stringing blog carnival!

SummersStudio said...

I was so happy to see both of your designs in this issue! I especially love your owl design.

maneki said...

Lovely pieces. I find the earrings very pretty and one wouldn't know it was a rushed design at all. And the owl pendant is very nice too.

Ruby Bayan said...

A very versatile necklace! And I'm sure your lovely owl pendant will always be a conversation piece. :)

Klassy Joolz said...

Both designs are wonderful. Aren't
owls special...

Pretty Things said...

Congratulations! Your work is terrific!

SharonP said...

Yay for your second publication work, they are both so pretty and perfect for fall!

gbkoru said...

I love your necklace: the wood beads, the colors and the cute owl. Perfect!

Kym Hunter Designs said...

I really like the owl necklace. Love the colors and the pendant!

Ellen said...

I love both pieces. The combination of copper and silver in the owl pendant is very nice. And the earrings look like they would have great movement. I often follow your blog and will have to start leaving more comments.

Patti said...

Great pieces! Congratulations on being published!

CraftyHope said...

What can I say. . .cute, cute, cute. I just love owls!!

carole said...

I love your jewelery!
They are wonderfull...
(EXCUSE ME FOR MY ENGLISH)
carole

Deb said...

Owls seem to cycle in and out of style. You had just the right combination!

Shaiha said...

I love the earrings! So perfect for fall and I find myself drawn to earrings that tinkle when I turn my head.

Erin said...

Congrats on your pieces in Stringing! I love that owl necklace! One of my favorite pieces!

Lori's Glassworks said...

Love your owl necklace, I look forward to seeing the other designers work too.

Lori said...

These are beautiful!! Congrats on being published. I couldn't imagine how thrilling that must be.

Stringing is a great, inspirational magazine. Imagine that you were so inspired by the work in it and now you're one of the contributors. Wow.

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