I've been hoarding a little secret...
This lucky fortune has been floating around on my workbench for over a year. When I broke it free from it's fortune cookie, I thought..."yeah, like that's ever gonna happen. I wish it would! I wish I would do that." I'm here to tell you, sometimes wishes really do come true.
One day, a very nice lady, Mary Ann Hall, Executive Editor of Quarry Books, contacted me and told me how much she loves my work and my blog and said...get ready for it...
"Would you like to write a book?"
So, here it is peeps. My wonderful-magnificent-fabulous-very good announcement:
It's been a long, long...very long time in the making! Let me tell you another little secret...it was hard work! Long hours and yep...really hard work. But, writing a book has been in my mind for years. There's been so much rattling around in my artsy brain but there are a couple of ideas, specifically, that I really wanted to write about.
For years, I've been kinda obsessed with design and style developement. I teach a lot of classes and I see my students struggle with both of these things. So, a big part of this book is aimed at helping you enhance your designs by consciously using design elements and principles. When you do that, you'll find your style will grow and mature into something unique to your own artistic voice and your jewelry making joy will be increased!
The info in this book will help you pull it all together. Plus, there are 21...count 'em...21 projects to help get you started.
Fun fact about the book: I did almost all of the photography.
It's on Amazon (*!squeeeee!!!*)...wait...did I just say that? Yeah...it's on Amazon for pre-order with a release date of Jan. 1, 2014. You can get the 411 right HERE!