Spring 2014 Jewelry Stringing Guidelines Posted!

Aug 22, 2013

We are excited to announce our themes and guidelines for the Spring 2014 issue of Jewelry Stringing magazine!

Soft Jewelry

Leather, ribbon, cord, thread, embroidery floss, and fabric are most commonly used as stringing materials and structural components in jewelry pieces, but they also lend themselves to creative and compelling focal elements. Submissions in this category will range in style, but they should all include fibers, textiles, or leather as a prominent design feature. Consider highlighting these materials through techniques like knotting, braiding, and wrapping, or incorporating current trends like fringe or tassels into your designs.

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at:

http://pinterest.com/stringingmag/soft-jewelry-spring-2014/

Spring Greens

If there is one color that ubiquitously represents springtime, it has to be green. Fresh leaves sprout from the trees, grass peeks out from beneath snowdrifts, and budding shoots speckle our garden beds. From subdued mossy shades to high-energy lime tones, each piece in this category will celebrate spring in all its green glory.  

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this palette at:

http://pinterest.com/stringingmag/spring-greens-spring-2014/

Monochromatic

In honor of our annual color issue, we are inviting our contributors to create monochromatic pieces in the color of their choice. While creating a piece in a single color simplifies the process of selecting color-coordinated materials, it makes the other design elements of the piece more visible. Balance, proportion, and symmetry are often accomplished through clever color combinations. Without the aid of a varied palette, designers must rely on their other skills to create well-executed, interesting, and attractive jewelry. We know that you are up to the challenge, so pick a color and show us what you've got!

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this section at:

http://pinterest.com/stringingmag/monochromatic-spring-2014/

Bead Soup

In contrast to the previous theme, the pieces in this section will be packed with colors-the more the better! We are challenging you to use as many different colors as possible in your submissions for this category, but be careful that you aren't sacrificing cohesion or wearability for variety. Tip: Succesful "bead soup" pieces often have a unifying characteristic that runs throughout each design (ie: consistent bead size, shape, finish or material; a repeated technique; a specific theme or motif; etc.). 

See our Pinterest inspiration board for this section at:

http://pinterest.com/stringingmag/bead-soup-spring-2014/

E-mailed pre-submissions are due September 26th, 2013; physical submissions are due October 10th, 2013.

For the rest of our submissions instructions and specifics, please read through our Contributor Guidelines in their entirety here.

Happy Beading!

Chloe

 


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