News Day – Tuesday: Blue Rose Necklace and More

 Welcome to News Day – Tuesday;  the day for updates on my shops and other relevant or irrelevant  news.

Shop Updates:

I almost forgot about News Day – Tuesday.  Almost, but not quite!  So here it comes, just a bitty-bit late!

“Blue Rose” Necklace:

The Blue Rose Necklace was made during some no-customer-traffic times while I was doing my Sunday shifts at  Catwalk Gallery.  I think it will be super cute with a tee and jeans, but it would also work well with casual work attire.  The ceramic rose and accent bead were made by Yoli Miramontes of Yolanda’s Clay.  I knotted the beads on blue cotton cording and added brass chain at the back.  The chain makes it easy for me to adjust the length, if a customer prefers a shorter length.  I also just happen to like the warm look of antiqued brass.  I’ll be adding this necklace to my Etsy shop later today.  The Blue Rose Necklace has now been listed in my Etsy shop!

Handmade blue ceramic necklace

Blue Rose Necklace

close up of artisan ceramic pendant and matching bead

Blue Rose Necklace

Other News:

I am honored and delighted to announce that I am now part of a team of  11 regular contributors to the Art Jewelry Elements  blog.  All the other members of this team create their own amazing art beads and/or components. We have team members that are lampwork glass artists, ceramic artists and metal smiths.   Many of them also design jewelry.  I will be writing from the point of view of someone who almost always designs with art jewelry elements, but who does not actually make her own beads and components .  My topics will include how to design jewelry that features art beads and components,  eye candy from some of my favorite jewelry component artists, tips for selling, shows etc.

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My first article for Art Jewelry Elements will be posted on Oct. 12th. After that you can look for my posts every other Friday.  I hope you’ll consider following AJE.  It’s a great source of information and inspiration!

We also have a Facebook page where you’ll find more inspiration, links to interesting articles, info about sales that we or other jewelry artists are having and photos of the most current work by the members of the AJE team.  If you want to find the Art Jewelry Elements blog, you can always click the AJE button on my sidebar to get to the site.  I’m looking forward to this new adventure in my creative journey.