Jun 10 2017
  • Perlen Poesie 33 comes with fantastic projects and many tips! ... 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 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...
  • Dear Jewelry Crafters, Isn’t the supply of beads nowadays just amazing?Large and small – as well as one and multi-hole – today’s beads leave nothing to be desired. In our 32nd issue you will find 16 jewelry designs by artists from nine countries. IBA 2017 is coming up – why don’t you join in! We’ve given it a theme that has a lingering background: “Harmony of nature and...
  • 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...
  • 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.
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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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“From Cubism to Art déco – Clean Lines”

They were published in Perlen Poesie 31 and can be viewed here. Please click on the individual pictures! Or visit the IBA page here.
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Royal fashion Traditionally, the queen or empress would make decisions about fashion at court. Aristocratic ladies would follow her fashion image. This fashion image would then spread through all layers of the population. All sorts of rules –...
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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...
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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...
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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...