My dear friends Kelly Snelling and Ruth Rae have a brand, spanking new book coming out in a few months entitled "A Charming Exchange-25 Jewelry Projects to Create and Share". The book is about collaboration in jewelry making and features jewelry made by Ruth and Kelly and by numerous other talented artists. The idea for this book grew from a collaborative project called Just Simply Charming. Make sure you check out the JSC blog for the full story but, the short version goes something like this: Artists join together for charm swap; organizing artists create blog for swap; project is published in lovely magazine Belle Armoire, organizing artists have brain spark and submit book idea; book idea accepted and published...yay!
We've waited a long time to see this work published. I was a part of the original charm swap and am excited to have several pieces of jewelry published in this terrific book. From what I hear, it's going to be just beautiful and I know it's full of extraodinary jewelry. I believe it hits the stands in June or July but, don't wait, you can pre-order it at Amazon. Congrats Kelly and Ruth!