Issue 20

Painting with Beads
March 2014

Featuring the French artist AlexArgaï, and 17 charming jewelry projects, some evocative of painting. Check out design ideas using new types of beads. Also, a course in the Saraguro technique, tips and tricks, and the new rubric Bead of the Season. Last but not least, a presentation of the jewelry workshops that will be offered at the 4th BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair. A fresh and beady spring full of motivation!

The Beauty of Grey

Alexandra Le Houedec: The artist’s jewelry designs are inspired by her home country. The finest of structures and subtle shades of color are reminiscent of the grasses, lichens and marine flora of Brittany.

4th BEADERS BEST — The Workshops

On your mark, get set, go: More than ever before! Classy jewelry, fabulous techniques — renowned national and international artists offer 3 days of workshops. Have fun choosing and planning.

Give It a Try

Course: Saraguro, the stitch from Ecuador: You can create beautiful formations using this technique.

Trendy Shibori

Elegant, shimmering material: Shibori ribbons. They can be artfully mixed with beads in works of embroidery. 

She Dances with Wolves

Portrait: Nadya Gerber — trained as a glass technologist, and has made a name for herself with her imaginative jewelry designs.

17 Projects

Something for everyone; information about degree of difficulty, time involved and cost help you find what’s right for you.

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Contents

Editorial
3
Contents
4
Find of the Season
6
News | Calendar
8
Alexandra Le Houedec:
The Beauty of Grey
10
Course: Saraguro
22
Recommended Reading
69
4th BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair Workshops
70
How did that go again? RAW
79
Portrait: Nadya Gerber – She Dances with Wolves
80
4th BEADERS BEST Fair Game
86
Trend: Shibori
87
Bead Shop Directory
88
Tips and Tricks
91
2015 IBA: On a Journey of Discovery
96
Preview | Imprint
98