New design critique column

Posted by Julia Gerlach
on Friday, August 29, 2014

Are you interested in getting an expert opinion on your beaded jewelry? Want to know if your color choices or bead placement are hampering or enhancing your designs? Wouldn't it be great to get a professional's suggestions for improving a piece that was a disappointment to you? Design diva Margie Deeb wants to help beaders everywhere improve their design skills and is seeking jewelry designs to critique for a new upcoming column in Bead&Button. For your chance to see a review of your work in print, send two photos of your piece(s) to

Photo guidelines:

• Please send 2 photos — one front view of the piece and one close-up.
• Size: Each photo must be at least 1500 x 2100 pixels (or 7" x 5") and 300ppi
• Background: Jewelry must be shot on a solid black or white background; no shadows covering the piece
• Photos must be well focused and well lit or they won't be considered.

Not all submissions will be critiqued.

This necklace design detracts from the beautiful focal beads I used instead of enhancing them. Maybe I can get Margie Deeb's advice on how to fix it!
I know I personally have several pieces that I wasn't too crazy about after I made them and I would love to get Margie's advice on how to make them better. The necklace on the right, for example, was supposed to show off the lovely set of lampwork beads that I bought from Lani Ching at the Bead&Button Show a couple of years ago but I never liked how it turned out. I'm thinking that maybe, even if she doesn't critique this particular necklace, this column will give me ideas for how to redesign this as well as my other duds.

Look for this new column to debut in the February 2015 issue!

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