Issue 22

Fireworks in Black
September 2014

Let us take you into a beady and colorful autumn. 17 projects: Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and entire jewelry sets. Additionally, take our course to find out how St. Petersburg Stitch is done. And just to be sure: How to do a Brick Stitch. Join us on a journey of discovery to Saxony where — a century ago — the jacquard beaded-fabric loom was developed. Last but not least, witness a firework display of inspiration in the artist profile of Kris Empting-Obenland and her title piece, Cocoon.

Creative Explosion

Kris Empting-Obenland: Creative in many disciplines, the mother of 4 loves all materials that lend themselves to not only designing…but transforming. She finds the predetermined and unchangeable boring. She does her best work implementing simple beads without special effects.

Course

St. Petersburg Stitch: Learn how to make the soft and smooth yet durable lacy bands.

How did that go again?

Square-Stitch: Pieces worked in square stitch have the same surface structure as woven jewelry: The beads sit in a square grid arranged in rows side by side and one above the other without any misalignment.

Exemplary Design

Bead Weaving: The Saxons are known to be inventive. In Germany’s Ore Mountains a method was devised in the 19th Century for producing beaded fabric on power looms – unrivaled in the world. The developers thus had the world monopoly.

17 Projects

Something for everyone is guaranteed; the information about degree of difficulty, time involved and costs help you to find what’s right for you.

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Contents

Editorial
3
Contents
4
Find of the Season: Beading Loom
6
News | Calendar
8
Portrait: Kris Empting-Obenland
10
Course: St. Petersburg Stitch
22
What was that again? Square-Stitch
62
Recommended Reading
69
Bead of the Season: Pip™
76
History: Exemplary Weaving
80
Bead Shop Directory
86
Tips and Tricks
89
IBA 2015: On a Journey of Discovery
96
Preview | Imprint
98