Sunday, August 7, 2011

On the Cover of Metal Clay Artist Magazine!

Exciting news...a bit belated...it's been a crazy summer. My Chinese turquoise necklace is on the cover of Metal Clay Magazine and I have a lovely 5 page spread. It features 9 photos (all by Robert Diamante) of my work -to me it feels kind of like a retrospective of my last 10 years working with PMC. So many thanks to Jeanette LeBlanc and Margaret Schindel, this is such an honor and a thrill. They've made an amazing magazine, it just turned 2 years old with this issue. Thank you to Julia Rai for a great interview.

It's funny, the first thing some of my friends and colleagues have said upon reading it is "You were born in Miami!?!" I know, it's pretty random. I tried to read it as if I was reading about someone else and I thought 'I like what this person has to say', so that's a good thing!

It was so exciting to walk into Barnes and Noble today and see my piece, right there on the magazine rack. A tiny "I've made it!" feeling soared through me and motivates me to keep working away. My mom went to the Barnes and Noble near her and picked up a copy too, making sure to tell all the people that worked there that it was her daughter's work on the cover. Awe, mom.

So, that's the end of my gushing...I'm just really happy about this.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I need to go pick up a copy! So proud of you my friend! Xox Sherri :)

Margaret Schindel said...

Jen, we're thrilled to have you as our featured artist and your extraordinary bezel-set turquoise necklace as our cover photo on the current issue of Metal Clay Artist Magazine! We're delighted that you are as pleased with the way it came out as we are. :)

~ Margaret Schindel
Senior editor, MCAM

DalaHorse said...

Congrats Jen.....your work deserves to be showcased!

Silver Gemstone Jewelry said...

Wonderful design collection.I want to purchase this design book.you really deserves.

Metal Clay Artist Magazine said...

Love it! I'm so proud to have your work on our cover! Carl is so happy to see your photo of the magazine in the "rack"! He works so hard to get each issue into new places. The whole team really pulled off a masterpiece with this issue, and your necklace on the cover is the crowning jewel! ~Jeannette Froese LeBlanc
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

Jenkahnjewelry said...

thanks for all the kind comments! :)