Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Stringing Magazine: Spring 2010...
You should definitely check out the latest issue of Stringing magazine from Interweave Press. It's full of beautiful and interesting designs. I'm not just saying that because my "Garden of Earthly Delights" bracelet made it on the cover (featured in the Clay in Bloom department), or that one of my necklaces was spotlighted in Michelle Mach's Take Two! article, or that I've got a necklace design called Spring Awakening and another bracelet and some earring designs in there either! It's a great magazine.
Now, there is a bit of controversy surrounding this issue. One of the projects in the magazine features knock offs of our work by Forever Silvers. It's horrifying! But you should know that I don't hold Stringing magazine responsible. The editors really can't be expected to know the complete lines of every one of the bead component makers in the industry and I imagine that they take the word of the designers concerning where the components were purchased. However, if you like the pieces featured in project, buy the pieces from the original source and not from the Thief. (The pieces in question were fashioned after our bronze bird coin and our safe angel pendant.) Now, so that it's completely clear, I want all of you to know that I DO NOT hold a grudge towards Stringing magazine and neither should you. I do think that it's important that every bead magazine be aware that Forever Silvers is unethical and steals original designs. The editors of the Interweave publications have been made abreast of the situation and I'm confident will not continue to support companies that are maliciously targeting small family companies and their hard work.