• Contributed to by 16 jewelry designers from 9 lands. You will find glittering pieces for finger, neck and ears, steampunk for the hair, in addition to classic, unpretentious adornment for the wrist. All beading techniques are here – from the simple to the sophisticated. The advanced course shows you ways to bead tubular forms in herringbone stitch. Delight in the...
  • ... for example on the topic "All my threads" — what are the differences and what do I take for which jewelry project? Read the article from page 20. Discover 15 instructions of designers from 10 countries: Pendants, necklaces, a flower hair band and bracelets in many techniques will inspire you. Kinga Nichols (USA) will show you how to make a gorgeous bracelet from silk...
  • Get inspired by the fresh geometric designs of the Londo-based artist Jean Power and bead the necklace “Rio” in Brazilian colors. Let the bold shades of Mexico move you — a highlight is the collier “Frida” by artist Anja Schlotman (Part 2). Other classy, festive works await you, such as the necklace “Greta Garbo” and the golden collier “Anam”. By the way: we also have...
  • Wonderful pendants, interchangeable rings with large crystals, trendy collar necklace, Asian flair by renowned artists, learn how to bead clasps, the nominations of the IBA 2013 — all this and much more in this issue.
  • Heather Kingsley-Heath: During her “Beading Research Trip” the qualified textile designer developed the Albion stitch and has published two books about it. Enjoy her fine, varied designs and work the beautiful scarf brooch.
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This term has a different meaning for everyone. What does paradise mean to you? Do you already have it; are you wishing and/or waiting for it? In the design and interpretation, you are free to follow your own ideas. All sorts of materials...
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Bead and jewelry designer Martina Schlemminger is imaginative and talented. Her glass toadstool figurines have become her trademark.

Schwäbisch Hall is a medieval town in the northeast of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany. Half-timbered houses and narrow streets make a picture-perfect setting for a colorful and unhurried yet cosmopolitan ‘togetherness’. History is alive and touchable...
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Small finesses characterize the style of Isabella Della Rowere

The Austrian artist has two creative passions: working with seed beads (embroidery, crochet, beading) and working with glass and her torch. In her workshop in Vienna she produces pretty focus beads, ring tops, earrings and jewelry sets. She makes...
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Bead Art Fair Crossover

Concept update on 15,000 sqm! For the first time in Europe – 3 creative trade fairs combined in one exhibition hall: KREATIV | BEADERS BEST | MINERALS-FOSSILS-JEWELRY. Glass beads are used in the works of professional ...
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From dancing to beaded paintings

Join us on a journey of discovery to an extraordinary collection, a magnificent overall composition, in which velvet and beads play the main roles. You look at paintings, furniture and textile accessories embroidered with millions of beads. On the...
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Beverley Smith

She has been a professional artist since graduating from a design college (Sheridan College’s School of Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and weaving college in Stockholm Sweden in the early 70’s. She moved from Toronto to the country 2 hours...
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This should be symbolized by taking a component out of nature and incorporating it into a jewelry design (eg. feathers, stones, nuts, seeds, wood, shells and the like). In addition, a technical component (from a machine, the toolbox, etc.) should be...
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Germany’s Bead Town

Most people know that glass beads made in Europe come from Czech Republic. Or Austria. Or Bohemia. From Gablonz, or Jablonec. Its a little confusing because of the name changes of empires, countries, provinces, and towns through the ages, but...
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Author: Sabina B. Schürenberg

Swabian knitted beadwork – a long-forgotten, once flourishing branch of the textile industry. Production followed on a state measure in the early 19th Century to generate work for a poverty-stricken population in southern Germany. This cottage...