If you haven’t had a chance yet, run on out and pick up July’s Bead Trends. As always, the photography is phenomenal, and this issue is chock full of eye candy.
The featured designer is Cherrie Fick of En La Lumie're, and her designs alone are worth picking up the issue, just to see them for yourself.
I have a couple of designs in this issue as well. I had originally created this necklace called Light As Air completely from scratch, fusing the focal and the chain using my torch:
Realizing that not everyone has a workshop where they can create their own chain and focals, I decided to challenge myself to re-create the necklace as closely as I could using store-bought elements:
Both necklaces turned out great, and I was satisfied with the look of the store-bought elements, although I personally prefer the handmade bits and pieces.
Enjoy the issue - there are some beautiful designs included!