Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jewelry Stringing Magazine

The Summer 2012 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine is available in digital form!

The much-awaited Summer issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine is available as a download, now. I tell ya, this magazine just keeps getting better and better! This Summer issue is packed with inspiring jewelry designs that I would love to create for myself. Many of the creations are right up my ally with turquoise gemstones, fibers and other natural beads and materials. I'm excited to say I have two bracelets and a necklace project called "Mystic Magic" in this issue. In the necklace, I used ceramic beads by Duane Collins of Elements Pottery. Duane is one of my favorite ceramic bead artists. His work just speaks to my very soul! Check out his phenomenal beads and pendants in his Etsy shop.

 "Mystic Magic" necklace in Jewelry Stringing magazine Summer 2012.

In addition, I am deeply honored to be featured in an interview for the Sell and Tell section of the magazine! I was asked to answer questions about teaching jewelry-making classes and workshops. This subject is near and dear to my heart. Teaching is something I love to do and I hope to do more of in the future. In fact, I have every intention to make teaching my main focus of my jewelry-making career. I feel more than ever that this is the path for me.  I could not be more grateful to the editors of Jewelry Stringing for extending their invitation to contribute to the publication in this way! An opportunity I won't soon forget. Here is the feature article below:

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On newsstands June 5.


  1. Can't wait to get a copy, and especially to read this great interview! Enjoy the day, Miss Erin!

  2. Congratulations on your feature. I have a subscription to this magazine and can't wait for this issue to arrive.

  3. Great interview Erin! Great issue! I'm in it too. My first time ever! :-)

  4. Hi Erin,
    Great article, congratulation. I really like the necklace design idea.

  5. I have thr download and am loving it! Congrats on your designs!

  6. Congratulations Erin! I love your work, and I am motivated to someday start my own jewelry business or teach. Thank you for the inspiration :)

  7. Congratulations, Erin, on both honors. And for sharing the interview about teaching in this field. Great suggestions. Other places to start exploring the possibility of being an instructor and hone some skills is at your place of worship, community center, and library.
    Be a volunteer! Offer to teach a small workshop to a group of teens, young moms, or seniors. They are so much fun and so appreciative about learning something new.


  8. Congratulations!!! Your necklace is stunning - and you are so right about Duane's beads - I love them, too! Best of luck with your path to continued teaching!!!

  9. Erin,
    I bought the book and love, love, all of the ideas...great job...and can't wait to meet you in September!!!


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