Issue 24

A Beady Spring
March 2015

Diverse and full of vision into spring! A treasure trove of 15 fresh projects awaits you. Great beads, fresh colors, many techniques and the second part of the Peyote course. As always, all of it beautifully presented and explained. Besides many tips and news, 3 exciting artist portraits provide you with plenty of ideas. In addition, 59 workshops tune you in to a beautiful summer event in Hamburg: the 5th BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair!

Statement vs Standard

Tamuna Lezhava: Inspired by many, but influenced by none. The physicist and one-time film student makes incomparable, opulent jewelry for gutsy women who aren’t afraid of the limelight.

New Dimensions

Peyote Course, Part 2: This time you will learn how to do circles, tubes and triangles. We will explain how 2-drop and 3-drop peyote are worked as well as what “zip together” means.

Moved by Water

Portrait of Eleanor Pigman: They almost seem to pulse – with the help of beadwork the artist models marine organisms and structures from Florida’s coast.

Course Offerings

5th BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair: Choose from the wealth of first-rate courses offered in many techniques by qualified jewelry designers! From beginner to professional.

Aesthetics of Understated Clarity

An interview with Jinmin Lee: The South Korean artist creates jewelry in a mixture of strong clarity with organic structures.

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Contents

Editorial
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Contents
4
Find of the Season: Gold and Glass
6
News | Calendar
8
Artist Portrait: Tamuna Lezhava
10
Course: Peyote, Part 2
22
How did that go again? – Brick Stitch
38
Recommended Reading
65
Portrait: Eleanor Pigman – Moved by Water
68
5th BEADERS BEST Course Offerings
70
Interview: Jinmin Lee
86
Bead Shop Directory
88
Tips and Tricks
91
Preview | Imprint
98