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