Sunday, February 15, 2009

Belle Armoire Jewelry Spring 2009




I guess I have held it just about as long as I possibly can. It wasn't intentional. I learned about my jewelry submission being published in the Spring issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry last October. Then, about three weeks ago, I actually saw the article on Stampington's website; as they share a few of the pieces that will be featured in their future publications. The very next weekend I again saw the article there, but this time it also revealed the cover of the magazine. I couldn't believe it~my Vintage Rose Drop Necklace was on the cover! It's due out March 1st, so you must go see all the beautiful jewelry pieces, and instructions, shared by so many wonderful artists in this magazine. Plus, several of my blog friends, Diana Frey, Deryn Mentock and Stephani Gorman will also be featured in this issue, along with their unique styles of jewelry.
Stampington really has the most beautiful magazines in the industry, and so many different published titles. I really have lost count. Their magazines range from Altered Couture to Art Dolls to Life Images, Somerset Life, Art Journaling, Artful Blogging, Somerset Digital Studio, apron~ology, Haute Handbags, Stuffed; and one of their newest publications, Marie Antoinette (due out April 1st *wink*).
The Editor in Chief & Director of Publishing at Stampington & Company, Jenny Doh, is one of the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of meeting last year at the International Quilt Festival. Stampington & Company had a beautifully decorated booth showcasing their newest magazines, Where Women Create and Art Quilting.
I absolutely love all of their work! I guess the best way I can describe how I feel when I open one of their gorgeous magazines, is that it gives me the feeling I can do just about anything. The instructions and stories shared by the artists inside are not only inspirational, but the quality of the magazine and its articles, along with outstanding photography, is superior to any other in their genre.
Needless to say~I am impressed; and oh, so humbled.

22 comments:

Diana said...

Congratulations Diane! I am so very, very excited for you. Well deserved. Your piece is lovely. I hope that this will be the first of many recognitions you receive for your beautiful art.
Diana

Deryn Mentock said...

Congratulations! You KNOW I'm excited!

Jen Crossley said...

A Huge Congratulations what a honour being on the front cover of the jewerly issue
Well deserved
jen

Fanciful Expressions said...

Oh Diane, Congratulations on being published in one of the best jewelry magazines around. I can't wait until I get my copy!!! I purchase many of Stampingtons publications. Always the Belle Armoire Jewelry one and many others. The quality is beyond anything else out there and they're all keepers for inspiration. I'm so very happy that your jewelry will be in it.

Hugs,
Carolyn

Molly Alexander said...

I am so glad that you have finally announced this so I can say a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!! I am very excited for you - mostly because so many others will have a chance to see your beautiful artwork. This is a well-deserved honor for you!

:-) Molly

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

clap! clap! clap! your necklace looks phenomenal on the cover! how exciting! yay! congratulations!!

pam q said...

Congratulations on having your beautiful necklace featured on the cover!!! I read your blog often & always love to see your new creations---your work is just awesome! I have a couple pieces featured in the same magazine, so I am honored to be shown with such great company! I haven't seen the magazine yet tho....can't wait!!!

Christine Damm said...

I followed the post on Deryn's site to your blog to be able to congratulate you-- great work! Can't wait to run down to Borders to buy it. I feel the way you do about BA-- I think it's the most exciting jewelry mag out there,

Sandra L. said...

That is just wonderful! Congratulations! I can't wait to pick up a copy.

A bird in the hand said...

Congratulations, Diane! I don't know how you kept it in for so long... We expect to see more of you in upcoming issues *wink*

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

You go, girlfriend!!! That is awesome! You're awesome!

michele g. said...

Congrats!! That necklace rocks! I just found your blog today and just love all you pieces, then I was looking at where you are from,and I am just a hop skip and a jump from you in Richmond. I get so excited when I find blogs that are not to far from home. I just does'nt seem that there are any from our neck of the woods. Do you do any classes in the area?

XOXO
M

Chris said...

Yay!!!! Yay!!! I'm so happy for you, sweet friend!!!

I can't wait to get the magazine~~~~wait wait wait...rats...

You deserve this. I remember that you were working so hard to submit your articles. This is SOOOO COOOLLL~

Now I just have to wait patiently.


Oh, got back from Plano Texas yesterday. We saw LOTS of new shops and new buildings. Texas seems flatter than Calif, and the streets were in GREAT shape. We had a good time, except that Rich's Mom is doing so poorly.

Anyway, the little part I saw of Texas was quite nice.

kansasrose said...

WOOT! Congratulations hon!!! Your jewelry is exquisite and NOW I have two friends I know that are featured in Somerset magazines. Really wonderful! I noticed the winter edition of Belle Amour in JoAnne's Fabrics during the holidays and thought of you. NOW I will go get the Spring edition!!! can't wait to see your 'cover' hon! I haven't found Artful Blogger here, but have a subscription order I'll send in. You are so deserving and such a lovely person Diane. I'm so happy and excited for ya! Rock on!

Beth Quinn said...

hi diane !!! congratulations !! what an honor to be on the cover too !!! can't wait to see the mag !
xo,
beth

Seth said...

Congratulations. This is quite an honor!

laura dellaporta said...

Diane, Your work is just beautiful.. I am so excited for you to make the cover awesome!!!! xoxoxo laura

Riki Schumacher said...

YEAH Diane! Way to go, I can't wait to read the article. It feels like such a jackpot, this future edition, having you, Diana and Stephanie in it. The cover piece is wonderful. Congratulations, what an honor. Can't wait to see the next one published!

Carmi said...

I still don't have my copy......I am dying to get one so I can congratulate you after seeing it in person.....BUT CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Susan Sager Brown said...

Diane,I am soooo excited for you but not surprised in the least. Yes, you are that good!!! The cover!!! congratulations! I"m going to send you my copy for an autograph please!!!! And I love love love your use of the shoe jewelry on your turq necklace. When am I getting my Mexican Calendar Girl necklace???? I hereby commision it HERE AND NOW and will pay any price. I want those swarz crystals lucky horseshoe charm on it too! Long with lots of love and bling!!!
xoSusan

albertaphotography said...

Huge congratulations Diane and thank you so much for bringing it to our attention. What great recognition indeed and so very well deserved! Bravo. Revel in it.

Shannon Roberts said...

I am SOOOOO excited for you. That is so awesome. I am shocked you could contain yourself because YOU know I couldn't have. LOL. I am so proud of you. Love you, Shannon