Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Beadweaver Link

beadweaver button For readers new to Beadweaver, just a quick note to let you know that I have a Button for my blog that you are welcome to use on your sites for the link back to Beadweaver. It's always located at the bottom of this page if you forget. Thanks for the links!

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Monday, January 29, 2007

More Beautiful Beads from Frany!

beaded flower necklace
Does she sleep? Here is yet another lovely piece from Beadweaver's French friend, Frany! I love the colors on this necklace - lime green and light blues - a great reminder that Spring is around the corner. Thank you Frany for sharing!

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Vintage Bohemian


Another gorgeous, vintage, Bohemian style necklace on eBay! I think this piece is absolutely fun and beautiful and perfect if you love the style of clothing from Anthropologie. Or the truly vintage Bohemian look. Click on the title above to view the piece on eBay. The seller specializes in collectibles and I think this piece is definitely worth considering if you love this look.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

For Jewelry Collectors

Collectors of Art jewelry might be interested in this piece currently offered on eBay. It's a Neiman Marcus collar and exhibits design qualities of the modern art tradition. Made entirely of leather, the item was meant to be worn as a collar or a piece of jewelry. It is a good example of the changing direction of artists towards individual expression in adornment. Note the humor in the piece: The hands are pointing towards the neckline as if to say "What do you think?" (ie about a piece of jewelry being worn).
To read more about this item, please click on the title above.

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Alexandra Zonis

Perhaps you've seen her beadwork? Beautiful textiles woven in glass...A collection Alexandra Zonis calls "Magic Carpets". This talented artist uses Delica beads to create tapestries reminiscent of the beautiful kilims and textile designs of the Middle East. Each tapestry takes hundreds of hours to complete. All are loom woven, each warp thread tied off by weaving back into the tapestry, a hugely time consuming process. I especially like the yellow Moroccan Tapestry which is due to be finished this spring. To see her work, click on the title above. You can also read more about her design process by clicking HERE. I hope you are inspired!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Arduinna's Beadwork

Arduinna is from Hungary and her beadwork is beautiful!!!!! She has a website she has just launched and it reads more like a blog. Her beadwork is beautifully photographed. Be sure to visit her site by clicking on the title above. Many thanks to Louise Hill for sharing this link with us!

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Bead Bytes!


I found a new beading blogger! Her name is Melissa and her blog is: beadbytes.blogspot.com. You can read her blog by clicking on the title above. She's got a lovely bead embroidery project she's started, I can't wait to see what she does!


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Friday, January 12, 2007

Trollbeads

Trollbeads are beads created by a Scandinavian company and used in bracelets. They are whimsical and fun and are similar to the popular US "charm bracelets". To read about Troll beads, click on the title above. If you are interested in building your own troll bead bracelet, try www.trollbeads.com. If you're looking for good US prices, try searching Google with the term "Trollbeads".

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Perlenwelt

This fabulous bead shop, found in Bavaria, features beads and bead artists. Take a look at how they display their seed beads - absolutely gorgeous - by clicking on the title above. I'd love to have a wall decorated like this...

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Beaded Bag

antique beaded reticule
A reminder for anyone who is interested in entering Beadwork's contest: The Beaded Bag. Entry deadline is this Friday, January 12th. To access the online submission, click on the title above. Good luck!

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Image Event Artists

Beki Haley has set up an album of different beader's work called "AllAboutBeads". To view the entries, click on the title above. One of the most interesting pieces is Nicole's St. Basil's Cathedral. You'll even find a link for instructions on how to weave Theresa's spring necklace. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Emerging New Artist

Lauren Schlossberg creates simple yet beautiful pieces of jewelry. She combines elegantly designed beadwork with her own metal findings in unique and colorful ways. She's an exhibitor at the 2007 Smithsonian Craft Show and has also participated in the American Craft Council's series. Check out her work by clicking on the title above. I think you will enjoy it! (note: image, right, is my own)

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Ringing in the New Year

To ring in the New Year (note: pun intended) I thought you'd enjoy watching a video of an art installation. The installation is a staircase entitled "Tuned Stairs" which appeared at the Fabrica exhibition at the Center Pompidou in Paris, France. Not only can you hear the bells ring, but you can watch the creation of this ingenious piece. Click on the title above and enjoy! (To read more about the artist, Daniel Hirschmann, click HERE)