Friday, July 27, 2012

Stringing Magazine Fall Cover!

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. 

Stringing's Fall issue goes on sale here in the U.S. at newsstands on August 21st.  I can always find it at my local Hobby Lobby store, too, but if you see me in line ahead of you, you probably want to go somewhere else for your copy.  I intend to buy them out!

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!


12 comments:

Lori Anderson said...

That's fantastic! I've never been on a cover!

AntiquityTravelers said...

How exciting! congrats!!!

Sweet Willow Designs said...

So wonderful that you're on the cover. I'll be picking up the mag this weekend. Great work.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much, ladies! It's a huge, huge thrill for me!

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Lynda, that is amazing. Congratulations, no one deserves it more than you. You are the most sharing and kind person.
Please move to Arizona. LOL

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Sweet Bonnie!

Do you have Duke's Mayonnaise in AZ? LOL

Lois Moon said...

Congrats...such a beautiful piece!

Lorelei Eurto said...

So excited for you! the necklace is gorgeous!! Love that bird pendant too! Congrats!

JuLee said...

Lovely bead. I am so excited for you to have your bead on the cover. Such good exposure!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you very much, Lois, Lorelei and JuLee!

Lupe Meter said...

Congratulations, Lynda...that is fabulous! Love your pendant and love what she did with the design...truly stunning! Can't wait to get a copy!

Its All About Creating said...

Congratulations on being featured on Polymer Clay Daily! And on the cover too! Wow, a double header! Huge congrats! -Marlene