BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair 2015
For the 5th time, bead and jewelry enthusiasts found their way to the Bead Art Fair in Hamburg. A firework of inspirations: jewelry artists from many countries met with hobbyists and eager learners from Germany and abroad. Organized workshops, demonstrations at the stands as well as spontaneous private courses contributed to a lively club atmosphere. Merchants offered proven and newly-developed beads. The hit: 2-hole beads and beautiful hand-fired porcelain cabochons from Poland and Bulgaria.
A special highlight: the supply of antique Bohemian buttons and costume jewelry. Well-known / Familiar manufacturers from Japan and the Czech Republic once again took the opportunity to showcase their products. The crowd of bead enthusiasts from near and far had adorned itself with handmade works of art. The ever-popular jewelry fashion shows created live displays of the extraordinary treasures created for international competitions (IBA, Battle of the Beadsmith) that were accompanied by spirited “Ohs” and “Ahs”. Once again, approving words of appreciation abounded for this, the most unique of international events of its kind in Europe.
The rich variety of jewelry courses in various techniques from wirework, beading and micro-macramé to Soutache found their fans. At the barbecue and in the hotels, the excited communication continued in the evening. The special exhibitions of international art works – including the winning pieces of IBA 2015 as well as the prizes completed the picture.