Belle Armoire Jewellery Debut…

I’m not usually one for getting my work published in magazines – mainly because I’m too disorganised to get myself together for the submission deadlines but,when you get an invite from the beautifully put together Belle Armoire Jewelry, well you have to give it some careful consideration.

So that’s what I was doing around Christmas and today it’s safe to say that I’m just a little bit excited as I make my debut in Belle Armoire with seven pieces featured in a technique based article and a piece in the boutique section. You should have seen me run when the mail dropped this morning!

Metal clay and mixed media necklaces

Bronze clay and art bead earrings and bracelet

Wire macrame and bronze clay earrings

Wire macrame bangle

Fortunately I just about remembered to take some photo’s of the jewellery (apart form one pair of earrings) before I sent it off for consideration…

For this necklace I adapted a wonderful mixed media technique I was taught by by my good friend and AJE colleague Jenny Davies-Reazor at Bead Fest last year…

Mixed media necklace adapted for a technique by Jenny Davies- Reazor

These next pieces show case bronze clay and art beads..

Bronze clay, turquoise and Ebony necklace with ceramic focal by Karen Totten

Bronze clay necklace

Bronze clay bracelet

Bronze clay wire macrame earrings with lampwork beads by Puffafish lampwork

Bronze clay earrings with ceramic flowers by Karen Totten

And finally a spiral wire macrame bangle – unfortunately I’ve had the lovely lampwork beads so long I don’t remember who the maker is…

Lampwork and wire macrame bracelet

I hope you like the pieces…I guess now I might have to get myself a little more organised to make a few more submissions….watch this space!

Have a great weekend all.


15 thoughts on “Belle Armoire Jewellery Debut…

  1. BRAVO! Your pieces are wonderful and they look exceptional in the magazine!!! I hope you do get the desire to submit more pieces, as it's just the kind of beautiful and interesting work I'd love to see more of 🙂

  2. Congrats, my friend! I can wait to read it in person. I am thrilled the MM stuff from my class last year clicked with you – and thanks for the shout out!

  3. Congratulations on being published! I love your macrame bangle bracelet. I would have never thought to do that! The effect is beautiful and does create a sense of perpetual movement. I've been experimenting with wire crochet, but the wire has to be very, very thin in order for me to manipulate it with my crochet hook, so this is a great alternative and can be done with different gauges of wire. The effect is also a lot cleaner looking than my wire crochet. The lampwork beads are also stunning. If any of you would like to get the issue that Lesley Watt is published in, visit

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