I’m Wired and Inspired

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I have a new project in the April-May Issue of Step By Step Wire Magazine! The African- inspired  Spiral Frenzy is an elegant-looking necklace that rests just above the collar-bone.  

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It’s made from units of spiraled wire that fit into one another.  Then you get to play with the butane torch and make the copper turn pretty colors!

The April-May Issue has lots of other great projects and articles.  Pick up a copy in your local bookstore or buy one here.

Want to make earrings to go with the necklace?  The instructions ( and loads of other great looking projects)  are in Easy Wire 2012.  You can order a copy  here.

You can be a Bead Star

Enter the second annual Bead Star challenge—an exciting competition with more than ten thousand dollars in prizes!  Here’s how it works:

The editors of Bead Star, Stringing, and Beadwork magazines sift through the entries and pick  20 finalists in nine categories.  Then, from May 15 to May 30, 2009, people from around the world  log on to BeadStar.com   and  pick the winners.  Then,  Fire Mountain Gems picks the Grand Prize winner  from the first-place category winners.  This lucky and talented  person gets  a trip for two to Santa Fe for Bead Expo 2010, $1,000 in cool beading stuff, and his or her design on the cover of Bead Star magazine.  Last years’ winner was  Valeri Ahroni. Hey! I know her!  This year, it could be you.

It’s easy to enter.  The entry deadline is May 1, 2009 there’s no entry fee. If you enter before April 24th, you’ll be entered for an Early Bird Prize that will be drawn at random. Click here to enter.

Wanna see last years finalists? Click here.