Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Anita's interview article in Making Jewellery Magazine on sources of inspiration in making jewelry

I was so honored and thrilled to receive a copy of the February 2013 issue of "Making Jewellery" last week and find an article that featured me and my jewelry. "Making Jewellery" magazine is based in the UK. Kira Withers-Jones had interviewed me last fall about what inspires me when I create a new jewelry design. My husband Sy’s photography makes it all come to life in living color. The article involves some text and well as showing pictures of the jewelry piece and pictures of what inspired it.  (Some of the showcased pieces are available at MelodyODesigns at Etsy)

I thought I'd include some of the item/inspiration photos from the article here on my blog as well, so you can see them full size and also show a number of item/inspiration photo pairs that didn't make it into the article because of space constraints.

Monarch Butterfly and Autumn Leaf Necklace was inspired by...........

Autumn in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona
Stylized floral necklace was inspired by........
the gorgeous embroidery on a vintage circle skirt

Monarch Butterfly and Pink Poppy collar style necklace was inspired by.......

this beautiful pink Shirley poppy that grew in my garden for years AND also by......
 this lovely vintage Japanese fabric

Faux Red Rock and Turquoise "Tribute to Sedona" Necklace was inspired by....
Gary Austin's Mesquite Burl and turquoise Inlace Pot and by.....
Bell Rock Sedona, Arizona
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  1. Oh Anita! You know I am so proud of you and so happy for your success! Wonderful. :)

  2. Congratulations, what an honor! And VERY WELL Deserved! Your jewelry is lovely!!!

  3. Congratulations, Anita!!! Your work is amazing!! I agree...very well deserved!

  4. WOW, that's amazing and beautiful. Congratulations, that is exciting. I've never heard of that magazine, now I have to go looking. LOL

  5. Congratulations what an honor! you work is very nice.



  6. Congratulations Anita! Beautiful inspiration and even more beautiful jewelry.

  7. Beautiful work Anita! And it is fun seeing just what inspired you with each piece. I remember taking a trip to California a few years back; looking out the window as I flew over Utah and some desert, it gave me some inspiration for colors and abstract themes. Yours however, it is very close to the inspiration that started it. So fun to see!