I've been published.... in Making Jewellery magazine (September issue 71). I've written a short tutorial entitled 'Falling Leaves' which shows you how to make leaf themed jewellery (earrings, necklace and pendant).
It was a lovely thing to be asked to do this but I did worry about being limited to only 9 photos! For those of you who know my wirework tutorials, I like to include lots of photos as I think 'learning by seeing' goes a long way to helping 'learning by doing'.
As a side note... I personally am not very good at just 'learning by listening or reading'... my mind just wanders away and I find I've missed some of the facts. Like when someone gives you directions. After they've said 'Take the first left and go right at the lights', I've already forgotten the first instruction. However, give me a map or a drawing and I'm a happy girl!
Anyway, back to my tutorial, I spent a long time selecting the 9 photos I thought would help the reader understand how to make the designs. I was also restricted to a word limit per step which was also a challenge.
Here's the final pieces I made whilst creating the tutorial. I used sterling silver wire and beautiful green kyanite beads:
N.B. Check out page 44 too as the very talented Tracy Smith of Cinnamon Jewellery has written a fab tutorial on how to torch enamel copper. You can read her blog post about it here: http://cinnamonjewellery.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/my-first-torch-enamel-project-in-making.html
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