• 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.
  • Natur kann groß und überwältigend sein. Doch auch das kleine, das sich nicht in den Vordergrund drängt, ist in seiner Zartheit, seinem Liebreiz unwiderstehlich. Ein besonderer Perlenkünstler bringt genau das „rüber“: Huib Petersens Werke anzuschauen, gar in den Händen zu halten, ist ein Genuss!
  • Marcia DeCoster: The artist dresses stylishly, knits elegant tunics and makes jewelry mostly in Right Angle Weave. We met with her in Bonn, Germany, where she was giving three days of workshops. She shared several of her treasures, which you can see here, and let us use a project for a stylish bracelet.
  • Enjoy a range of fantastic and diverse projects by talented designer from many countries! Be inspired by covergirl Olga Shumilova who has her focus on delicate nature-like structures in gentle colors. Learn about the use of MRAW as well as the former cottage industries of bead knitted bags and much more ...
  • Kindle the fires of Autumn inspiration with the 17 jewelry projects this issue has to choose from. Beside the classical stitching techniques, there are suggestions on connecting beads with micro macramé, chainmaille and soutache. In addition, get tips for the use of 2-hole-beads and take a course in chevron stitch.
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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...