Contributed to by 16 jewelry designers from 9 lands. You will find glittering pieces for finger, neck and ears, steampunk for the hair, in addition to classic, unpretentious adornment for the wrist. All beading techniques are here – from the simple to the sophisticated. The advanced course shows you ways to bead tubular forms in herringbone stitch. Delight in the winning entries of the IBA, and select one of the fantastic jewelry workshops being offered at the BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair.
The Bead Jeweler
Anja Schlotman-Bakkenes: With an abundance of intuition and style, the Dutch artist designs jewelry that is elegant and multi-layered. Read about her career, her inspirations and her goals.
Herringbone Part 2
On a roll: Learn how to create flexible, durable beaded chains in Herringbone stitch, both straight strands as well as twisted and those using different bead sizes, which provide interesting structures.
The Museum of Bags and Purses
Enjoy and dream: A look into the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam. Since the 18th century, bags made of fine glass beads have been a hip fashion accessory. Delight in the beautiful exhibits.
IBA 2016–The Winners
From Cubism to Art Deco: Less ornamentation and chichi, but more simple, expressive elegance – the corresponding art period serving as inspiration. It’s time to announce the winners. Let yourself be enchanted by the beautiful designs!