We have BIG news! Jamie Hogsett is officially on board as the new Education Coordinator for Soft Flex Company. She got started yesterday. But, I feel blessed and happy to have her talents and design experience on staff. YAY JAMIE!
Jamie Hogsett is a bead lover, jewelry designer, beading instructor, freelance editor, and the Education Coordinator for Soft Flex Company.
She is the author of Stringing Style and co-author, with Marlene Blessing, of Create Jewelry: Pearls, Create Jewelry: Crystals, Create Jewelry: Stones, and Create Jewelry: Glass (available March 2009).
Jamie is the former editor of Stringing magazine and was assistant editor of Beadwork magazine. Her work has been published numerous times in Stringing and Beadwork magazines as well as in Beadwork Creates Beaded Rings, Beadwork Creates Beaded Bags, Beadwork Creates Beaded Earrings and other books and magazines from Interweave Press.
Jamie has a new blog so be sure to stop by and see what she is up to this week!
Create Jewelry: Stones by Marlene Blessing
Create Jewelry: Stones by Marlene Blessing & Jamie Hogsett has almost 120 pages, stuffed with “stunning designs to make and wear”. This book is near and dear to our hearts here at Soft Flex Company because Jamie used lots of gemstones from our very own gallery and she did us proud with her beautiful design work. GREAT JOB, Jamie! Furthermore, Jamie is not only a thoughtful designer; she is now officially a Soft Flex’er. She is our new Education Coordinator. We are so pleased to have her on board. Anyway, back to this new and exciting book. There is something just so special about gemstone beads. And it is nice to see a book that is not only talking about gemstones but showing specifically how to use them.
From the back cover: “Take your designs to the next level! Dramatize your jewelry designs with the addition of semiprecious stones. Add a few to accentuate a piece or many to completely change the look and feel of a design. Create Jewelry: Stones explores the world of semiprecious stones-what they are, where to find them, captivating stories and tidbits-plus gorgeous designs divided into Classic, Special-Occasion, and Fashion-Forward sections for the true jewelry connoisseur. Jewelry makers will revel in this in-depth look at semiprecious stones complete with clear step-by-step project instructions and rich inspiration.”
Inside you’ll find:
· 20+ beautiful stringing and beadweaving designs
· Intriguing anecdotes, history, and tips about semiprecious stones
· A guide that identifies the most common types of stones
You can find this book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Create-J...
You can find many of the stones used in this book right at www.SoftFlexCompany.com
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