Issue 32

The Amazing Supply of Beads
March 2017

Dear Jewelry Crafters,

Isn’t the supply of beads nowadays just amazing?
Large and small – as well as one and multi-hole – today’s beads leave nothing to be desired.

In our 32nd issue you will find 16 jewelry designs by artists from nine countries.

IBA 2017 is coming up – why don’t you join in! We’ve given it a theme that has a lingering background: “Harmony of nature and technology”, as we all desire to keep nature intact despite all our progress ... for further information, please see page 25.

We wish you lots of fun and success doing the projects!

Fine Bead Art

Leslie Frumin: She began as a metal worker in the 80s and, twenty years ago, segued into a beaded jewelry designer. Her style is, without exception, simple elegance adding that finishing touch to grace any occasion. With “Raindrop” she has designed a particularly beautiful ensemble of a necklace, ring and earrings for the readers of Perlen Poesie.

Herringbone Part 3

Extras: In part 3 of the Herringbone course we show you how to bead attractive small single elements with some of the newly-developed bead shapes, which can be used in various ways: as bead caps, earrings or put together in groups to serve as entire pieces of jewelry.

Louis Féraud

Haute couture with beads: The fashion designer, who died in 1995, was the opposite of a minimalist: He loved pomp and color. It’s no wonder, as he came from Arles in Provence (France), a region also known for the grandeur of its traditional costumes and vibrantly-colored fabrics. 


... from the classically beautiful to those rich in contrasts that really rock, combine seed bead-stitch techniques with large beads, feature micro-macramé, jewelry wire and the use of leather …


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Find of the Season: Small beaded purses from the Ore Mountains
News | Calendar
Leslee Frumin: Fine Bead Art
Course: Herringbone Stitch Part 3
IBA 2017 The Description
Louis Féraud: Haute Couture with beads
Merchant portrait: Der Perlenstand
How did that go again? Embroidry basics
Recommended Reading
Bead Shop Directory
Tips und Tricks
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