• Maggie Meister: Her father sparked her interest in European history. Years later, the artist went to Italy, where she could experience it firsthand. The language of the colors and shapes of the ancient artifacts is interpreted stunningly in her beaded jewelry.
  • 16 objects — from delicate and fluffy to “fit for a king” — invite you to brandish your needle and thread. Use netting, embroider full of volume or work in free beadweaving. This issue’s course explains the African Helix technique. Helena Tang-Lim from Singapore designed the elegant Drina Victoria collar for you. All this and much more will spur your creativity on!
  • Laura McCabe: Unkonventionelle Schmuckkomponenten wie Federn, dornenförmige Tigeraugen, Glasaugen, Kaninchenfell und Straußenleder sorgen für Schmuckspannung.
  • Get inspired by the fresh geometric designs of the Londo-based artist Jean Power and bead the necklace “Rio” in Brazilian colors. Let the bold shades of Mexico move you — a highlight is the collier “Frida” by artist Anja Schlotman (Part 2). Other classy, festive works await you, such as the necklace “Greta Garbo” and the golden collier “Anam”. By the way: we also have...
  • Find 16 jewelry projects to brandish your needles at: pretty necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets, as well as ideas for adorning the hair. The German designer Elke Leonhardt-Rath has many an inspiration on hand, and a terrific graphically designed jewelry piece to work. This issue’s course will cover square stitch.
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This term has a different meaning for everyone. What does paradise mean to you? Do you already have it; are you wishing and/or waiting for it? In the design and interpretation, you are free to follow your own ideas. All sorts of materials...
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Bead and jewelry designer Martina Schlemminger is imaginative and talented. Her glass toadstool figurines have become her trademark.

Schwäbisch Hall is a medieval town in the northeast of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany. Half-timbered houses and narrow streets make a picture-perfect setting for a colorful and unhurried yet cosmopolitan ‘togetherness’. History is alive and touchable...
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Small finesses characterize the style of Isabella Della Rowere

The Austrian artist has two creative passions: working with seed beads (embroidery, crochet, beading) and working with glass and her torch. In her workshop in Vienna she produces pretty focus beads, ring tops, earrings and jewelry sets. She makes...
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Bead Art Fair Crossover

Concept update on 15,000 sqm! For the first time in Europe – 3 creative trade fairs combined in one exhibition hall: KREATIV | BEADERS BEST | MINERALS-FOSSILS-JEWELRY. Glass beads are used in the works of professional ...
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From dancing to beaded paintings

Join us on a journey of discovery to an extraordinary collection, a magnificent overall composition, in which velvet and beads play the main roles. You look at paintings, furniture and textile accessories embroidered with millions of beads. On the...
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Beverley Smith

She has been a professional artist since graduating from a design college (Sheridan College’s School of Design, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) and weaving college in Stockholm Sweden in the early 70’s. She moved from Toronto to the country 2 hours...
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This should be symbolized by taking a component out of nature and incorporating it into a jewelry design (eg. feathers, stones, nuts, seeds, wood, shells and the like). In addition, a technical component (from a machine, the toolbox, etc.) should be...
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Germany’s Bead Town

Most people know that glass beads made in Europe come from Czech Republic. Or Austria. Or Bohemia. From Gablonz, or Jablonec. Its a little confusing because of the name changes of empires, countries, provinces, and towns through the ages, but...
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Author: Sabina B. Schürenberg

Swabian knitted beadwork – a long-forgotten, once flourishing branch of the textile industry. Production followed on a state measure in the early 19th Century to generate work for a poverty-stricken population in southern Germany. This cottage...