Yesterday I made my way into a WHSmiths to buy my copy of Bead magazine. I don't normally buy bead mags, but I had to this time. I finally got to see my first hard copy of my project published in a magazine.
It's been so exciting. It all started when Davida from Old Bicycle Shop asked me to make a display necklace for her new line of fluorescent beads. From there, I received a surprising email from the editor of Bead asking if I'd like to do a project. I've loved every minute of it!
I had never done something like this before, and I wasn't sure how detailed I should be. After a lot of hard work - from the editor of Bead, too - the project was finished. There's nothing like holding that glossy mag with your work in it.
You can find my Twisted Vines project in the 46th issue of Bead on page 76. The issue is packed with projects and inspiration. The project is advanced, and you'll need to already know some wire work techniques - wire wrapped loops, beaded chain, etc.
If you do decide to try it, Davida has put together a kit with all the beads I used. You can find it in her shop here.
I can't thank Davida enough for getting me started on this, and Chloe Menage of Bead for making my first magazine experience a pleasure!