Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Loopy Tuesday

I mentioned earlier that my organic glass links would make an appearance in Earrings, Earrings, Earrings edited by Barb Switzer, Editor of Simply Beads magazine. The book is out and not only are the Ivory Links on the cover, they're on page 82-83 in a set of earrings designed by Barb Switzer called "Loopy Tuesday"- a classic design using pearls, brass findings and chain. Just beautiful!

Earrings, Earrings, Earrings is chock full of inspiring designs for the beginner and intermediate jewelrymaker. Clear step by step directions and photos for the fundamental steps in the projects are given at the start. Chapters entitled "Hoops & Posts," "Short Dangles," "Long Dangles," and "Sets" follow. Each project has a list of materials and written step by step directions. If you've forgotten how to make a wrapped loop, just flip to the beginning of the book to see detailed pictures and directions. I love the Loopy Tuesday, Egyptian Earrings, and Purple Passion projects. There are many artist made beads in the book and I'm happy to see the artist's name and listing in the buyer's guide.

The photo index in the back of the book is particularly helpful as is the exhaustive list or Buyer's Guide. If there's a project you want to make in the book, you'll find the supplies through these internet resources.

Earrings, Earrings, Earrings can be all things to all jewelrymakers - a learning text for the beginner and intermediate jewelrymaker and a resource for inspiration and unique artist made beads and supplies.

(Photo Credit of Earrings, Earrings, Earrings and Loopy Tuesday design courtesy of Annie's Attic.)


sharon said...

cindy, these beads are great!! i love the "earthiness" of them . the shape and especially the color. i'm going to try to pick up this book today. my friend liz revit who taught me how to make jewelry is also featured in this book! can't wait to check it out!
p.s. i've been a fan of yours since joining abs!

angelinabeadalina said...

Those Loopy Tuesday earrings look great done with your ivory links! Congrats again on being in such a chock-full-o'-information book. It looks like a very nice resource for jewelry peeps!

Dave Robertson said...

That's a great book, I recommend it highly for inspiration-seekers. And these organic glass links must be a real tactile pleasure, they look like fun to touch :)


Alexa said...

Hey are those my purple passion ones you referencce? I haven't got my copy yet!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Alexa,

Yes, your purple passion earrings are in them. I bought the book 'cuz I didn't design the earrings so I don't get a complimentary copy. Yours is probs on the way :-)


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Sharon,

Thanks! I love the design too - the pearls add a nice touch. I'll go check out your friend's work. I really like the book - I hope you do too.

Glad to have a fan like you! :-)


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Angela,


Whereya been? Missed seeing ya! I'll have to pop over to your blog to say a big "hullo!"


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Dave,

Yes, it is a good book isn't it! The ivory and silver have a real nature inspired feel. I can't make enough of them! :-)