• 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.
  • Kerrie Slade gives us a glimpse into her little beaded fairytales and indulges us with the lush, summery neckwear “Garden Party”. The Daisy Chain course is good for beginners. Intriguing projects await you such as Francis Drake, a small dragon for your wrist, and the necklaces Golden Harvest and Fireworks. You’ll also enjoy an assortment of easy-to-assemble pieces from...
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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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„Paths of Life – Lebenswege, Reisewege, Übergänge“

Zeitgenössische Textilkunst-Messe, Ausstellungen, Workshops, Modenschau Textilkunst in allen Facetten zum Betrachten, Kaufen und Bestaunen lockt Textilkunst-Enthusiasten am 9. und 10. Juli wieder nach Berlin-Kreuzberg. Die Carl-von-Ossietzky-Schule...
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30th July to 7th August 2016

Following on from the success of last year’s National Beading Week we are looking forward to an even bigger and better celebration this year. National Beading Week is a time to celebrate our passion for beads, to encourage others to start beading...
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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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Art Trumped Engineering

Inna was born in Ukraine, raised in Siberia, and finally moved to Canada. She has created art in some form for as long as she remembers. Some of her past artistic ventures include painting, knitting, nail design, cross stitching, beading, bead...
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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...