• The 17 jewelry projects by designers from 9 countries will make for a colorful autumn. In addition, learn the herringbone technique in part 1 of our course. Find history, new types of beads and a preview of the upcoming 2017 BEADERS BEST Fair. Look forward to inspiration for bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings in herringbone, peyote, brick, RAW,...
  • Find 16 jewelry projects to brandish your needles at: pretty necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets, as well as ideas for adorning the hair. The German designer Elke Leonhardt-Rath has many an inspiration on hand, and a terrific graphically designed jewelry piece to work. This issue’s course will cover square stitch.
  • 16 objects — from delicate and fluffy to “fit for a king” — invite you to brandish your needle and thread. Use netting, embroider full of volume or work in free beadweaving. This issue’s course explains the African Helix technique. Helena Tang-Lim from Singapore designed the elegant Drina Victoria collar for you. All this and much more will spur your creativity on!
  • From single elements to an entire set, beads with a single hole to those with more, from the classical to the unconventional — all of it in the current, soft colors — leaving nothing to be desired! The popular jewelry designer Lisa Kan charms us with a two-sided wearable collar. In addition find book recommendations, tips and tricks, news and history.
  • 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.
News

Exhibition at the Museum of Bags and Purses

May 30, 2016 – From June 19th to September 18th 2016, beads will be taking the centre stage at the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam. In the exhibition The Bead Goes On, beaded bags and accessories from the 18th century until the present will...
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THE fair for lampwork beads in Germany

Every year there is a special BEAD Fair in the South of Germany in Wertheim, called the "Glasperlen Symposium". It is a lampworkers show with workshops and lots of eye candy. Here are some impressions. Next date: October 13–15, 2017. See...
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The fair with Parisian chic ...

BIJORHCA is a well known and highly esteemed show in Paris for jewelry components and finished jewelry (only for professionals). So many of the beading artists would fit there very well as exhibitors ... www.bijorhca.com - Here are a very few pics...
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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...
Artist

Volcano in Italy

How would you describe yourself — what kind of person are you?  I have a degree in medicine and surgery, I am a speech therapist, mother of a beautiful child. I’m a businesswoman and goldsmith. I am a private person, careful and precise. I like...
Contest
Presenting of finalists September 28 The challenge is to create jewelry that has less ornamentation and chichi (pretentiousness), yet more “simple sophistication”. Take a look at the terms in the title – and let yourself be inspired from the...
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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...