Cover art by Lilian Chen
I'm so honored to have been included in the new "Crystal Jewelry Inspiration" book from Kalmbach. I definitely wanted to do a project that invovled clay as it is one of my favorite mediums. I choose to use epoxy clay for my project and the variations as it's a go-to material for creating pave effects with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS crystal chatons. I was inspired by the crystal rings, some of my all-time favorite elements among the thousands of crystalliscious components. Below is my project contribution: "Check It Out" and two variations that appear in the book.
I'm totally amazed at the amount of talent represented in this book. Reading through the other 29 projects and the gallery contributions was incredibly inspirational. I was so lucky to be among some of my fellow contributing Ambassadors at the recent CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show in Anaheim, California last week (read more in the previous post). Something tells me this may be the first of many Ambassador books to come, fingers crossed! Thanks to all of the wonderful people at Kalmbach who made working on this book pure joy. If you love sparkle and love to create, I invite you to check it out!