From Cubism to Art Deco — Clean Lines

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  the designs of that era!

the 10 winners and the winner of the public award were  presented in the Winter 2016/17 issue of Perlen Poesie:

Svetlana Doinikova (Estland), Nadezhda Kudryakova (RU), Stefania Iucci (IT), Jeannine Bollen (BE), Violetta Pretorius (GB), Aurelio Castano (USA), Elena Kozyryatskaya (RU), Elena Malkova (GER), Tetyana Smeykal (GER), Petra Köster (GER)
Public Award: Marina Garbo (IT)

CONGRATULATIONS !

 

 

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Below are the winners of the IBA 2016.

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The Jury

  • Kris Empting-Obenland

    Germany

    Kris Empting-Obenland, born in 1958 in Kiel, Germany, is now a trained fashion designer and proud mother of four adult children. She has always been creative, for example in the fields of sewing, knitting, painting, woodwork and tiled mosaics. Even at school in the 70s, colorful beaded necklaces were a must – in the 80s she gave courses for peyote bracelets. The emerging Internet provided her with a lot of inspiration for bead art. Seed beads were her passion! In 2010 she opened her Etsy shop. She describes herself as being a bead addict. Her work has been published in various magazines, blogs and books.

  • Susanne Gigas

    Germany

    Susanne Gigas from northern Germany, discovered working with glass using surface mix torches and beading just four years ago. She is an engineer and has extensive experience in architectural design. She loves to design exceptional jewelry with clear, simple structures. Within a short time she has become internationally known for her fine jewelry that, through its straight to technical lines with just a touch of glitter, is a bit “out of the ordinary”. Susanne’s special bead art is available to fans worldwide thanks to her tutorials carefully prepared in English and German.

  • Laura Giusti

    Italy

    Laura Giusti, a native of the Abruzzi region of Italy, lives with her husband and three teenagers in Rome. She is trained in art and painting and paints using different techniques and styles. She discovered the medium of beads in 2003. Since then she has taught herself beading, macramé and other jewelry techniques, which she likes to mix in surprising ways. Her designs have been published in several Italian magazines such a “Monilia” and “Fashion Gems”. She is valued as a competent, always patient instructor for jewelry designers at Rome’s largest bead shop.

  • Anna Lindell

    Sweden

    Anna Lindell is a bead artist with a number of awards and lives with her husband and two daughters in Stockholm, Sweden. She discovered beads in 2007 when she was unable to find matching jewelry for her wedding dress. She creates tutorials for jewelry, gives courses and sells finished jewelry. She works very meticulously and likes to mix techniques. She prefers to depict in her work something whose origins can be recognized (“Flower Basket”). She publishes in magazines and works for Starman Beads’ Trendsetters program.

  • Patty McCourt

    United Kingdom

    Patty McCourt was born in Colombia and lives with her husband and two daughters in Nottingham, England. She is a trained fabric designer, works as a bead artist and runs her own business, BeadByBead. She gives jewelry courses both in England and abroad and designs jewelry projects for magazines. She has exhibited her works in England and likes to take part in jewelry design competitions. She designed the shapes of the QUAD, ONE and CRISS-CROSS beads for the Czech bead manufacturer, All Beads.