For a bead artist or jewelry designer, a featured article in Bead and Button Magazine can certainly feel like a milestone in one's artistic career. You can only imagine the honor I felt when approached by Bead and Button Magazine to design, create and produce their 20th Anniversary Commemorative Bead.
The bead chosen by Bead and Button was an earthy organic bead, Tuscany was the design inspiration. When I use the term "organic", what I'm referring to is a design with a high concentration of metals, most of which for this bead is precious. The base for this bead is made of a pale transparent amber over a base of opaque white. Before it's pressed in the brass mold, it's rolled in heavy fine silver leaf, most ...Read More