Friday, May 16, 2008

back at work

The last week has been full of activity with a restorative trip to visit my parents for mother's day, then home again for one day whereupon I spent most of the day madly cleaning our apartment in time for out of town visitors the following two days. Our dear friends from Charlotte, NC came and (thankfully stayed at a nearby b & b) we spent two days whisking them around Richmond, visiting the Museum of Fine Arts and Agecroft Hall in one day, plus exceptional dining and good conversation. It was a most pleasant time but after the four day trip out of town and then two days visitors, I am tired now!! This is where procrastination is my worst enemy because I just started the real draft of my next Belle Armoire Jewelry article today and it is due to the editor on MONDAY. oh dear.
But it's going well and after two previous articles, it's getting easier to manage the format and bring the article together properly.

While were were out of town, my advance copy of the summer issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry arrived in the mail! I have a four page article in there on page six called Heavy Metal Earrings. The earrings above are in the article, made up from scraps of leftover sterling from other projects and also my beloved faceted pearls. This is my own picture, not the one from the magazine. There are two other pairs of earrings as well that are featured in the article and I hope the readers get some good use of my theory on saving scraps and renewing them in small pieces of wearable art. I am very pleased with the layout of the article and look forward to sharing the techniques when it hits newstands June 1. The magazine is packed with other lovelies from Lynn Davis and Deryn Mentock, to name a few.

Even though I'm thinking of dinner plans, walking before it rains tonight and working on a new knitted sweater, I must must must prioritize for once!

Oh, it also looks like I may have gotten the job I interviewed for a few weeks ago, so I may be a working gal again starting in June. I'll find out for sure early next week, so they say.


Willa said...

I can't wait to see the new article! And good luck for the job!!

Lorelei said...

I'm so thrilled to have found you, another talented and beautiful jewerly friend! Your blog is fun to read. I want to learn how to do Mokume! Maybe a tutorial is in your bloggy future??

Jennifer Stumpf said...

thank you lorelei! a tutorial is definitely in the works, although via BA Jewelry autumn issue. there will be step out photos for round mokume gane beads. keep checkin' back here, i'm sure i'll post more about mokume soon.

LLYYNN said...

Hi, Jennifer,
Great photo, love the earrings. I am so envious that you have your advance copy of Belle Armoire Jewelry already, I have been stalking the bookstores and haven't gotten mine yet. I can't wait to see your article!
LLYYNN - Lynn Davis