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I am an artist, wife and mother, paraeducator, yo-yo dieter, and small town country girl. I love singing in my church choir, computer time, beading and making jewelry. And I love enameling! There is something very magical about turning powder into smooth, shiny, and colorful glass.

Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm In A Magazine!!

Actually, I'm not in the magazine but my work is!! I am absolutely thrilled and excited to have one of my enameled leaf clasps picked to be part of Stringing Magazine's Shopping Guide for 2012. Be still my heart. 

This is how the pages look and my clasp is the green enameled leaf in the right top corner. The quality of the other beads, clasps, and findings is top notch, well worth buying the magazine. If you've never bought Stringing, it comes out 4 times a year and is full of gorgeous jewelry design and instructions for making them.

And here is he clasp! I have other styles and colors in my enameled clasp section of my Etsy shop.


  1. Kristen, I an a little freaked out right now. I never buy magazines; there are actually very few available in my region (in the M.O.N.). About an hour ago I was at the grocery store, and Jewelry Stringing caught my eye. I remembered a couple weeks ago, another artisan had blogged about being published in it. I decided to make an exception and enjoy some mag goodness.

    When I got home, I checked my blogger dashboard for new posts. What a pleasant surprise (serendipity?) to read about your gorgeous clasp being included! When I joined your blog, I checked out your Etsy shop, of course. I chose two of your clasps as favourites: 106715768 and 106801653. One is almost identical to the one featured in the magazine. All I can say is... they have great taste over at Stringing. *TeeHee*

    Keep on creating, girl!

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  3. Congratulations! Your clasp is really amazing!