I made it through to Round Two of the Battle of the Beadsmith, and it must have been by the skin of my teeth, as I was up against the lovely Mouna Marini of France - here is her gorgeous creation, Premonitions.
I love her piece to death and am very honored to have been partnered with her. Please stop by Mouna's shop Beads of Aquarius, to see more of her gorgeous work, and possibly pick up a gorgeous piece of jewelry for yourself while you're there (I would LOVE a pair of her new earrings, myself)!!
In Round 2 I have been paired with my enormously talented friend Helena Tang Lim... gulp!!!! This is her stunning entry, Eye of the Beholder. I adore this necklace!!!!!!!!!!!!
To see more of Helena's exquisite work, visit her website here.
I am BEYOND excited that 500 Jewelry is now out and about. My husband has five photo credits in the book, and I have a piece in there, too!! It's an incredible and hugely inspiring book, and I am just so thrilled to have been included! I urge you to run to the nearest bookstore (or scoot over to your favorite online bookstore) and grab yourself a copy - you will never again be lacking for inspiration.
Regency, published in Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry
Happy beading, my friends, and have a wonderful weekend!