Thursday, March 1, 2012

Button Up - my article in Belle Armoire Jewelry

Look what I found in my mailbox a few days ago.
The Spring 2012 issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry which hits the newsstands today. It's just as beautiful and inspiring as ever!

The featured artist in this issue is Deryn Mentock. One of her gorgeous pieces graces the cover and inside is a wonderful article showcasing more of her lovely designs. Also included in this issue are some fascinating soldered heart box pendants by Diana Frey.

I'm thrilled to join company with them
and the other talented artists in this issue!

The article featuring my designs is called
Button Up

Each piece pairs vintage buttons with metal clay
to create a unique pendant or pair of earrings.

The inspiration for these pieces came to me one day as I was sorting through some vintage buttons from my mom's old sewing stash.

I love that each piece has a little
reminder of my mom included in it!


  1. I can't wait for this to arrive in the mail. It's a good thing I have to work, otherwise I would be stalking the mail carrier!

    Congratulations on having your designs featured in this fabulous issue!

  2. Congratulations. I cant wait to pick up the magazine and see your pieces in it.

  3. Congrats, that is fab! Your pieces are stunning - love the copper colour x

  4. CONGRATS!!WOO-HOO!!!!They are all so gorgeous!!A Big Big hug to you my friend!!Cat

  5. How exciting, Kathy! Your designs are beautiful! A BIG Congratulations!

  6. Congrats on your article, Kathy!

  7. Beautiful pieces, and congrats on being featured! I love button jewelry. :)

    Have you heard of the blog Button Floozies? I bet they'd love to see your work.

  8. Congrats, Kathy!!!

    That's exciting...way to go...

    See you soon... :-)

  9. My goodness Kathy -- those are just beautiful and even more so since they have reminders of your mom! How great that you have those vintage buttons and congrats on your feature!

  10. I saw your comment at My Wonderfully Made and came to see what kind of jewelry you make! I saved your Etsy shop in my favs! Very nice...I love hand made jewelry! ♥♥♥

  11. wow!! you are famous!!! congrats to you! your creations are really lovely...I bet your mom would be proud...a great idea!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  12. Congratulations Kathy - They always take such beautiful photos! As always - your design is so creative. And extra special with a touch of mom!


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