Monday, August 03, 2009

Wonderful Designers: Nancy and Sara

When you make beads, you set them free to designers. Sometimes they land in someone's stash, or collection or worked into jewelry. I rarely see the jewelry my beads end up in but sometimes I do. Here are a couple of

What does a Round Rabbit do with a Bling Link? She creates an amazing bracelet!

I love this bracelet! I think I licked the screen the first time I saw it! (ooopss TMI!) I love Nancy's contemporary design and bow tie connectors - I think this looks like a stylized XOXOXO - modern and not overdone. Very cool and wearable. (Thank you, Nancy for giving me permission to show your picture here and on Flickr!)

Last week, I was talking to associate editor of Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Sara Graham and she asked if I'd seen my one of a kind beads in her bracelet design, Creamsicle on page 133 in Creative Jewelry. Oh my! No I hadn't! Sara was kind enough to send me a copy of the magazine.

Sara's design is simple and elegant and uses the one of a kind beads I made just perfectly. The annual is full of great designs and how-to's so you can create each of them for yourself.

It's such a thrill to see my beads in such lovely designs. Have you had a thrill lately?


sharon said...

These are both really great designs Cindy! My thrill was to recently win a whole bunch of was yours last week! But, today I posted a picture of a bracelet I made using one of your lovelies that I won month ago....hope you like it!!

rosebud101 said...

That is an awesome bracelet, Cindy!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Mallory!

Thanks for commenting, Sharon and letting me know you've made something from my glass beads! :-) Off to take a look!


JenniferJangles said...

Wow Cindy! That is a really cool bracelet. I love the way the wire wraps around your links.

TesoriTrovati said...

Really lovely designs. I like how you say that you are setting your beads free into the world. A little like letting the children you nourished and grew into young adults out to fly free and be who they were meant to be! I think those beads and components were just meant to be what they became under the talented hands of Nancy and Sara. Thank you for inspiring me today to STOP HORDING all my beautiful art beads and START CREATING!
Enjoy the day!

Round Rabbit said...

You licked the screen! Too funny! ( I nearly peed my pants laughing - talk about TMI)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Jennifer! Nancy creates such stunning designs - I'm proud to have my links in her design next to her gorgeous bowties!


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Erin! I used to have a hard time letting go of the beads I made - I loved each one of them and hoarded them to myself. Then I realized they needed to be set free and be in the hands of others. I love to see what others create with them - so many wonderful designs!

So don't hoard your beads - set them free in your beautiful designs!


Cindy Gimbrone said...

LOL Nancy! We're the TMI twins today! LOL! Love love love the bracelet and looky at how many others do too! Awesome work, Nancy!


Just A Tish said...

My jaw dropped when I saw this - this is stunning

Mary Harding said...

Beautiful use of your beads by Round Rabbit/Nancy. She is incredible and more so with your lovely beads. By the way, where is the backyard of Clayton. It was so cool to hear that you reckon from this part of the world.