My friend Wenche Brennbakk, a superstar in the world of jewelry design who lives in Mo I Rana, Norway, emailed me yesterday to tell me we are sharing the cover of the Fall issue of Jewelry Stringing Magazine!
I am sure you have seen Wenche's beautiful work in the pages of Bead Trends magazine, too, where she is a regular contributor. She also has a shop at Etsy called Wenche Design. I hope you'll check it out, because Wenche creates the most exquisite jewelry you have ever seen. She is also one of the nicest, sweetest people I've never actually met!
I first came to know Wenche from the customer gallery at Lima Bead, where we both have photos of our work posted. She has a wonderful sense of color and composition that makes my mouth water. The "bird bead" featured in the necklace was a custom order I created for her. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have had a part in the creation of this gorgeous necklace. I am still doing the happy dance over the news of the cover.
I have had other customers' work featured in magazines with one or more of my focal components in cluded, and my own work has been featured in magazines and on several blogs, but this is the first time I've ever been on the cover of a magazine, and it is an amazing feeling.
Wenche, thanks again for giving me the opportunity. I really needed this pick-me-up this week and cannot tell you how much it means to me! You are the best!