Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jewelry Designs from Nature - by: Heather Powers

Today, I had the pleasure of going to a book signing for the very talented Heather Powers! Her first book, Jewelry Designs from Nature, has been published and now that she is living in Michigan again the event was held at a Barnes & Noble in a city (Grand Rapids) about an hour from where I live. My friend Kristen and I made the drive up there and had a fun afternoon!

Here's Heather giving a talk about blogging for your business. She shared a lot of good information and tips!

Many of the gorgeous pieces featured in the book were there on display, and she even had a cool make and take project that she is describing here.

Two Heathers!

Proud author, and rightfully so! I can't wait to dive into the book and examine every page, but from what I've looked through already it is so beautiful and inspiring! I love how it is divided up into different groups of inspiration (gardens, sea, etc.) and also that is includes so many artist beads as well as Heather's own beads! Her sketches add such a personal touch as well.

Kristen and I grabbed some lunch, hit a few stores at the mall, and then went on to a nearby bead store, Bead Quest. Heather will be having a trunk show and workshop there in November. Be sure to check out her blog for the latest details and most certainly check out her book! I look forward to seeing her more often now that she lives closer!


Erin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WOW, So cool! I wish I could've been there. Wish I lived closer to Michigan. I would love to meet both of you. Bead & Button next year, Baby. I hope to see you then.

Lorelei Eurto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like a blast!! How nice that you both live so close now, or at least in the same state! Now i Just need to convince Kelley Wenzel that she needs to move to NY state. ;)
Heather's book is fantastic. She should be so so proud!

Lori's Glassworks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm envious! I really love the new book. Thanks for sharing your day. Cheers!

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't wait to see the final copy! I had the privilege of seeing the proof copies in June. So exciting. What a great day to spend with a friend!
Enjoy the day!