Issue 25

A Summer Dream
June 2015

Kerrie Slade gives us a glimpse into her little beaded fairytales and indulges us with the lush, summery neckwear “Garden Party”. The Daisy Chain course is good for beginners. Intriguing projects await you such as Francis Drake, a small dragon for your wrist, and the necklaces Golden Harvest and Fireworks. You’ll also enjoy an assortment of easy-to-assemble pieces from earrings to pendants. And as usual, a little bit of history: How were glass pearls made? Finally, enjoy the nominated pieces for the 2015 International Bead Award: “On a Journey of Discovery”.

Flower Power with Attention to Detail

Kerrie Slade: The British artist is a full-time beader who converts her love of nature and her partiality for legends and fairy tales into beadwork. She also sees it as a challenge to use unusual shapes and colors of beads. Even thorny beads (Spikes) are transformed into delicate flowers. Enjoy her imaginative works!

Flowery Fun

Daisy Chain course: We show you 10 variations of this technique, ranging from sweet designs suitable for beginners and children to multi-row versions, the use of which lends a softness and flexibility to jewelry pieces.

LiBellchen – Well-rounded

Portrait of Liesel Niesner: The world-renowned, award-winning quilter dedicates herself these days to enchanting little objects, which are individually sewn by hand and decorated with beads — up to 3,400 per object.

Parisian Pearls – the Secret of Their Luster

Dr. Bettina Levin: The collector shares historical treasures with Perlen Poesie and explains how they were made.

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Contents

Editorial
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Contents
4
Find of the Season: Woven and Embroidered
6
News | Calendar
8
Artist Portrait: Kerrie Slade
10
Course: Daisy Chain
22
Recommended Reading
66
Portrait: Liesel Niesner
LiBellchen — Well-rounded
68
History: Parisian Pearls — the Secret of Their Luster
76
IBA 2015 The Nominations
85
Bead Shop Directory
88
Tips and Tricks
91
Preview | Imprint
98