Monday, January 31, 2011

Bead Trends February 2011

One of my designs is in the February 2011 edition of Bead Trends magazine!  I submitted this back in the summer, got accepted early in the fall, and just got the magazines and other goodies in the mail this past week.

Here are the magazines.  I got two free copies.
I also got a $20 gift certificate to Fire Mountain Gems as well as my returned bracelet.

Here's a close up of the spread.  If any of you get Bead Trends, it's pages 108-109.

I took a close up of the spread for the Etsy item listing, too.

Now that the issue is out, I'm allowed to list the bracelet so it's available on Etsy here.

This is the first version that I've done with this design using metal buttons.  My mom found a whole bunch of these vintage buttons for me at Vogue a while back. I made one other bracelet like this back in the summer, which I almost immediately sold to a family friend. I don't have any more buttons exactly like this, which is too bad, because they're amazing.  I also love the clasp button.  I used one other one like it on this piece.  I might have one or two more left, but that's it.  So I'll have to keep hunting for small metal buttons.

For those of you who are beaders and who are not interested in subscribing to the magazine or buying this issue off the stand, the pattern is available here.  Personally I think that patterns are a lot easier to work through with pictures, which obviously the magazine doesn't really provide.  And if you don't already subscribe, buying the single pattern is a lot cheaper.  Thus ends my little plug for it. :)

Also, for those of you who are beaders, Bead Trends is always accepting submissions for future issues here.  I'd like to get a couple more designs in for the summer issues that they're accepting for now.  I'm really amazed that they took one of my first submissions and hope that they're take others in the future, too.


  1. Congratulations! That is so excting.

  2. Congrats again! I had one of my scrapbook layouts published is over the top exciting! You should be very proud and very happy :)

  3. Wow, that's amazing! Congrats to you!

  4. Just stunning. Your work is elegant and I'm always impressed with your attention to detail. I'm sure someone will snatch this bracelet up quickly. Congrats!

  5. Wow! That is so exciting! Congratulations, Rose! Here's to many more acceptances!

  6. Congratulations!!! The photo in the magazine is so beautiful.. can you use it as your first photo for this listing?? Anyway, your work are awesome!!!

  7. Thanks so much everyone!! I haven't sold the piece yet, but it's getting a lot of hits. Patch, I honestly like my pictures better for the first photo listing because they show the whole bracelet. But I included one with the magazine in the listing.

  8. Beautiful bracelet! Congratulations!


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