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