Wednesday, June 15, 2011

a collaboration

I wasn't at home when I received my complimentary issue of 
I was happily touring around California, and the magazine was at home in my mailbox. 
I kept thinking about it, as I had become so anxious to see how an article 
I'd had a hand in putting together, 
along with a few close friends, had turned out.
 Cindy, Diana, Julie, Maire, Molly, Riki and I
would finally get to see an article we'd been working on since last October.  
I was thrilled to have these wonderful ladies & artists, 
come along with me on a fun little project I called
With One Finding.
I don't want to give away too much of the article, 
but here are the pieces my fellow artists designed for the challenge, 
all beginning with one specific finding.  
In this case, a vintage inspired piece of brass filigree called "marianne" from 
It is a great piece.
(Her piece was actually mislabeled in the magazine as being Riki's... 
so sorry for that MJ)
 (Her piece was actually mislabeled in the magazine as being Maire's... 
so sorry for that Riki)
"The Girls"
is mine.
You can also see each of these beautiful pieces on my flicker page here.
This was such a fun collaboration.  
Again, thank you ladies.
You were just the best to work with!!


Diana said...

This was such a fun adventure you gave me the pleasure of being on with you my sweet friend. Thank you.

steufel said...

Can't wait to get an issue:-)

Daryl said...

Gorgeous .. all ...

Charlene said...

I saw the magazine& all of them were divine! Congrats on being published AGAIN! HUGS!

Jen Crossley said...

What a wonderful article by a very talented ladies

Cindy said...

Diane, this was an incredibly fun challenge - designing with such a talented group of ladies. I am honored that I was included in your collaboration and sure learned a lot along the way.... leading me to some new techniques that I'd like to explore further. The article is absolutely beautiful, BAJ did an amazing job. Thank you for opportunity, one of the most memorable in my entire jewelry designing "career" thus far. You're the best!

beautifullybrokenme said...

Diane, thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful collaboration. The article is fantastic and the photography is just beautiful - BAJ did a great job conveying your vision! Again, thank you, my friend! :)

Suz said...

What fantastic pieces, Diane. This is an amazing bunch of women. I love that you taught each other. Such generosity! Congratulations to all of you and a big hug!

Seth said...

Sensational pieces. What a great collaboration. Congratulations to all of you for the publication!

stregata said...

Such a fantastic collaboration - love how different the vision of each artist was - and how the pieces show the signature style of each artist! Congratulations!

Barbara Lewis said...

Diane, I wanted to tell that I loved your article in BAJ. What a great idea ... and everyone's work had touches that made the work so original! Good job!

Pretty Things said...

I just adore everyone's work, and sheepishly have to say I'm glad I didn't join in this challenge, I would have been so embarrassed!

Kim Stevens said...

Oooo's and ahhh's . . . all so gorgeous!!