Monday, July 1, 2013

"Bead Chat" Magazine Feature & More New Summer Jewelry

I was honored to be featured in this month's just-released  Bead Chat online magazine! 

To see the article, click here
Then click the right arrow on the screen 
until you get to pages 7-10.

I was interviewed by Natalie McKenna and asked to submit photographs of my work on a beach-theme.  While I had quite a few pieces already in my store, I couldn't help but take this opportunity to design some new ones too!  

Most of those I submitted ended up in the magazine, but there were more than they could include.  So I thought I would show the others here!   I designed a few more pieces after the submission date, and I'm including those here too.

One thing I love about creating more beach jewelry is that it gives me a good reason to use more aqua!  Aqua is probably my all-time favorite color for jewelry design, so how much more fun could I have!

"Turquoise Swirl Sparkle" Lampwork by SueBeads
Wirework by Sharyl:  (Sterling Silver Filled with White Brass), Faceted Czech crystals,
and encased glass seed beads.

"Psyche Luster" Lampwork Beads by Taneres.  (aka Serena's Beadery)
Handmade copper components by Sharyl.

Orange and Purple Summer Fun Earrings

When I first saw these yellow-orange and purple lampwork beads they reminded me of the colorful blow-up innertube toys kids often play with in the pool or beach!  
Those inspiring beads are by SharplineDesigns.  
Though it wasn't intentional, I think the finished product looks a bit like swimmers 
bobbing in the waves with their inflatable swim toys!

Altered brass components.   
There is a pair of these featured in "Bead Chat" but with different colors.
This pair is light blue and navy.

Red, White, and Blue Lampwork and Ceramic Necklace

I designed this necklace especially for Independence Day, 
but it is certainly fitting year round!
Sterling silver chain.
I describe this one as "quality casual."

I hope you'll take a good cover-to-cover look at "Bead Chat," the monthly online magazine from Artisan Whimsy.   There are many talented people's work represented there.   Please share with us if you have something in this month's issue! 

Happy Summer to you all!   


P.S.  I've just listed all jewelry and components from Bead Chat and this blog entry in my store if you want a closer look!   Sale info below!

Photo Credits:

Cover of July 2013 Bead Chat magazine, used by permission of editor, Melinda Orr.

Sea Shell on Beach:

Jewelry photos by Sharyl, 2013.

Independence Day sale!

Get 15% off all items 

at Sharyl's Jewelry on Artfire!

Good through 7/7/2013.

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but this code is good for all jewelry and components purchased.
You may share this code with others.
You may use the code as many times as you like during the sale period.
Thank you, and have a happy 4th!

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baymoondesign said...

Congrats! You deserve being honored!

Sharyl said...

Thank you, Kathy! It came out of the blue to me! I was so surprised, but of course very happy! And what a fun issue it is. Full of wonderful pieces from talented bead and jewelry artists!

G.Dowell said...

Congratulations Sharyl! What an honor worthy of celebrating! Love your beach themed designs!

Sharyl said...

Thank you, Gayle!