It’s here!!

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My husband and I love Steve Martin movies and we dug out “The Jerk” to watch a week or so ago. One of my favorite scenes is when the new phone book is delivered to the gas station where Navin is working and he leaps with joy at seeing his name in print. I felt much the same way when I came home from work one day last week to see that the new issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry had been delivered-

Because – alongside the work of so many really talented artists – is this article!

This hinge bracelet is my all time favorite found object piece, and was also the easiest to make. From the moment I saw that old hinge with its chippy red paint I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it – it’s too bad inspiration doesn’t usually come that easily!

This wasn’t the first time I’ve had one of my jewelry pieces published, and happily I know of at least a couple more to come, but that jumping up and down joy is always the same – along with a sense of wonder that something I used to only dream of has actually happened. So, if you make jewelry or knit or paint or write – whatever it is – don’t be afraid to send it out into the world for others to enjoy!

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8 responses »

  1. Joan that is amazing, I am so happy for you. And, selfishly, I was with you at the Kane County Flee Market when you bought it. I wish I had the talent and inspiration as you do,

  2. The firt time I ever saw this magazine, I purchased it….and it was this issue!! I had no idea that was you!! I had been scrounging around my dads basement looking for “found” objects and in particular was looking for some great hinges (didn’t find any) and then the following week came across your article and thought, “Why couldn’t I find something like that down there?” If my parents had no moved around so much and dad been forced to give up a lot of his tool shed items, I knew he would still have things like this. I long for his shed from my childhood! I always loved hanging out with him out there looking through his bins and coffee cans full of “stuff” and finding treasures like these. Now that I have a real use for them, that old shed has been gone for over 20 years.

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  4. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really
    something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me.

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    thank you

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