Jewelry Designs with Art Glass Beads, the magazine, has arrived in your local bead store and it is gorgeous. There are a great variety of projects. These are not just any projects, but collaborations between bead artists and jewelry artists. All the pieces included were juried into the Convergence Show that was displayed at Bead & Button last June and at the ISGB Gathering in July. Want to know how they did that? What goes into making an award winning piece, this magazine is a great resource, not to mention the usual eye candy of great beadwork.
I am proud to have my entry, Fire and Ice Reversible Cuirass included in the magazine. This is a complex, colorful, two-sided wire and glass necklace inspired by a piece of amour called a cuirass. The beads were made by Florida glass artist Holly Young.