Sunday, October 6, 2013

Featured :: Lindy's Designs

One of the most amazing things I've discovered in meeting so many people in the beading community is watching artisans grow. I love the comradery especially when I see artists helping artists. It warms my heart.

I have been working with Linda Younkman on Bead Chat Magazine for some time now, and have seen her evolve her style and really come into her own. It is an amazing thing. She's been working with Melinda Orr and picking up all kinds of ideas and use with leather. Melinda really enjoys showing and teaching others what she knows. She's just a kind soul that way.

But Linda does have her own flare. When she told me she was a 'cowgirl at heart' I could not resist picking up this amazing focal from Jana of Happy Fish for her. But I tell you, I would never have guessed she'd create this design. Isn't it awesome! And look at the beauty of it displayed prominently in the pages of the magazine (pg 59-60). 

I don't think this one is for sale. I popped over to her Esty and didn't see it listed. Can't say I blame her as I'd want to keep this one too!

15 comments:

CraftyHope said...

You are a kind-hearted soul yourself. Linda couldn't have created that design without you! It's beautiful and you definitely helped her inner cowgirl shine.

Janet Bocciardi said...

LOVE!! Indeed you played a big part in giving her inspiration and a very cool focal. I too have been enjoying the support in this great community. Sort of a like a great big working co-op.

LisaS said...

They are both doing very nice work. Love 5 & 3 ;)

Alicia said...

Beautiful article - about lovely people I feel blessed to e-know! I would keep that beauty too, can't blame Linda for that :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That is awesome and just my style, too!

Therese's Treasures said...

This is a wonderful community that we belong to I am so glad that I stumbled into it in 2011. You and so many others are so generous, caring, and helpful. I agree with the others without you giving Linda the inspiration piece her necklace would not have been created, so in a sense, Linda's beautiful necklace represents the generosity, helpfulness, and caring of you and this community.
Therese

Caron Michelle said...

Love, love love these designs, no wonder you are hooked. Great blog post/article!

Christine Altmiller said...

What a bold and beautiful piece! And what a great community here, sharing and inspiring and supporting one another :-)

Duni said...

Oh yes! Truly one of a kind!

Claudia Aguilar said...

Can't blame a cowgirl for keeping that piece!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Wow! This piece is amazing! Very southwest. I agree with there being such an amazing community in the jewelry making world. It feels good to share techniques and sources!

Additionsstyle said...

That is an amazing piece! I love that she is letting her true cowgirl show through her designs.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

EWA gyöngyös világa! / EWA's World of Beads! said...

Beautiful!

Shel said...

I love Linda's design - it's so cool. Very Southwest/cowgirl. Perfect for a boutique here in AZ if you ask me!! And you,...well, you're just a sweetheart! You know that, right? :-)

BeadedTail said...

That's an incredible piece and the others are lovely as well!

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