I’ve worn a lot of hats in the beading community–editor, teacher, designer, writer… I’ve even hawked beads at big shows, worked behind the counter at a bead shop, and have put my mug on TV surrounded by these little gems. With all these hats, I’ve decided to just call myself a “beadist”…plain and simple.
Veve Cuff by Jean Campbell
I have a couple of projects lately that I’m quite happy to toot my beadist horn about. One is my just-released book, Steampunk Style Jewelry. It’s a beautifully designed book on a very interesting trend…a trend I’m so excited about that I fashioned myself a raygun to go with my mad scientist goggles. Check it out here.
The other project that I’m over the moon about is a book I just finished writing…Unfortunately I can’t reveal the title or pictures–publisher’s rules–but know that it involves lots of Crystallized Elements by Swarovski, seed beads, needles, thread, and over-the-top glamor! This baby will be released Fall 2010.
Peyote Buttons by Jean Campbell
I’m also pleased to announce my involvement in CraftEdu, a great new online teaching platform. I’m in the company of not only other wonderful beaders like Marcia DeCoster, Maggie Meister, Sherry Serafini, and Margie Deeb, but also altered book artists, polymer and precious metal clay experts, textile designers, metalsmiths, and more. It’s going to be an amazing site! Visit www.craftedu.com to learn more about the upcoming launch.
If you’re interested in knowing even more about what I’m up to, come visit my website, www.jeancampbellink.com.