Saturday, February 27, 2010

Belle Armoire Mar/April 2010

Truly a Dream Come True

What's that saying..."when it rains it pours?" In today's mail I received my complimentary issue of Belle Armoire's Mar/April. And yes, this is all about me!!! But you know, I am just so thrilled to be in print again. My husband wants to send issues to all his friends, (I'm not sure they would care about jewelry, ha ha) so that is very cool. Most of my buddies don't know about it, because they aren't into jewelry. So, my art sisters take the brunt of this puffed out chest of mine, and news of yet another article published. This time in Belle Armoire.

I submitted some fun crocheted cuffs I made ages ago. They asked for more cuffs, and voila, a nice layout. The buttons used were really fun. On a few I went to that wonderful store about a half hours drive from here, that has more notions than you can imagine, Lina G's. I picked up a beautiful blue glass button, hand painted. I wasn't sure it would look right on a cuff, but I think it worked great. I mounted it on a brass stamping I just happened to pick up in France, gosh I like saying that!

The smaller cuff with the resin writing inside was from France also. I told you I love saying that! The cuffs were inspired by taking a workshop from Susan Lenart Kazmer, yes in France! The article is so old, it says "last fall". It was actually two falls ago, but who's counting. We learned how to crochet at our workshop, and I had been wanting to make some cuffs. I really want to make some chokers next, so I'll probably submit that too!! There are three cuffs in the article, so if you're around a book store, take a peek!
Also in this issue is a beautiful layout with Ruth Rae. What a talent she is. Can't wait to meet her at Adorn Me, where we will both be teaching, NEXT WEEK!! I would LOVE to own one of her yummy scarves. Hope she brings some to drool over.
So, this week truly has been a Dream Come True. Believe me, if I can get published, any of you can as well. It feels great to have a few under the ole belt. I might have unleashed a writing monster!!

15 comments:

Liz Revit said...

Congratulations! Dreams do come true, and I love to read about them. Keep up the great work.

sharon said...

Ohhh, these are so beautiful and unique.....Really gorgeous Rikki, and I am sending the biggest hugs to you in celebrating your publication! You are truly inspiring!

Molly Alexander said...

How beautiful! Riki, I am so happy for you! I love your article in BAJ as well - CONGRATULATIONS!!! So well deserved!

:-) Molly

Beatnheart said...

This whole thing started for me via Belle Amoire Jewelry magazine...I was looking at it at a book store saw an article on Amy Hannah and read that she had a blog..I went on her blog, read the whole thing start to finish and then found others through that...I didn't even know what a blog was 4 weeks ago...It has snowballed into a wonderful, wonderful thing...I just want to do more, learn more...Luv,love ,luv your jewelry...

Narrative jewelry said...

Congrats Riki, happy to read you are one more time featured.
Your crocheted cuffs are just wonderful, what a beautiful work !
Unfortunately, we have no BAJ in France, so thanks to share some photos of this issue.

La Dolce Vita said...

you go girl! I agree with you if I can do it, anyone can! your pieces are fab!!!
and yes I know where you can get an articulated hand!!! want one??

Beatnheart said...

Thank you so much for your comment!! I would love for you to see my booth...my next goal is to post stuff right on my blog and/or hook it up through an etsy site...You have been such an inspiration!!! I'm seeing a class in Agora Hills?? The one in Pismo (not that far from here) would that be a blast or what!!!

NuminosityBeads said...

Congratulations and thank you for coming over to my blog.

I had my first trip to France in January and picked up some sweet vintage ephemera and children's booklets there.

It seems that getting published is a worthy and attainable goal.

Kim

Renee Troy said...

I got Belle Armoire Jewelry where you are also featured. The article "The Key to Etching" and your work is wonderful!
Wish I was attending Adorn Me! Enjoy!

Charlene said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!! See you tomorrow! Charlene

diane said...

Oh Riki! You didn't tell me! Congratulations my friend....
Yes, it is raining on you now~all the love you truly deserve!!
xoxox

Marcia Antle said...

Riki, I just commented on your other post and here I am again, the choker theft. I was also in Belle Amoire Jewelry this issue! See my bead embroidered cuff on Page 23 I think. Congrats on your article. I saw it and admired it, but did not know you then. Now that I know who you are, it means even more. I love the bracelets.
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com

A bird in the hand said...

I was admiring those cuffs...and then I realized that "I know her"!!!!!!!

Congratulations.

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow! Look at you!!!! You go girl, two in a row. Thats awesome and well deserved. You'll be writing your own book soon! I'll be the first in line to have it signed. :0))))

mairedodd said...

congratulations, your work is so deserving - and how nice of your husband to be so excited! this sisterhood is my only place to talk about jewelry too... if i do it elsewhere it seems that eyes glaze over... just so glad to have found this community...