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Perlen Poesie Issue 33, June 2017

Beads and other components become jewelry art: 100 pages with at least 15 tutorials in different skill levels from around the world, with clear graphics, beautiful photographs. In addition, news, technique courses, tipps & tricks, artist presentations, trends and history.

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summer fresh projects!

Dear Beaders, Perlen Poesie 33 arrives as usual with fantastic projects and lots of useful tips … … for example, on the subject of "beading materials": What are the differences and what is suitable for which jewelry project? Beginning on page 20, you will find the answers to these questions and more useful information. The jewelry of our main protagonist Kinga Nichols (USA) attracts everyone’s attention. For you, the former art student and trompe l'oeil (optical illusion) artist – or illusionist – has designed magnificent bracelets in embroidery using silk braids, buttons and beads. Don’t worry, they are stronger than they look! Just as beautiful – but completely different in appearance – the bracelet by Oxana Ripela (Slovak Republic), which she had designed for the IBA 2016 (From Cubism to Art Deco) in…

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The beaded painting in blue tones, reminiscent of Delft ceramic painting, was designed by Dorothea Therese Plenhart (1924-2015) and fashioned in three-dimensional bead embroidery. The former ballet dancer and choreographer, who lived h er l ater l ife i n ‘ s-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands), could n o l onger c ontinue i n h er p rofession b ecause o f an unhealed knee injury – and found her way to artistic design u sing b eads. She u sed them to "paint" o pulent, floral pictures with a pronounced feeling for detail and depth. The artist left behind paintings, small furniture and textile r oom a ccessories d ecorated w ith 6 .5 million glass beads– s titched bead for bead in thousands of hours. You’ll find a detailed account…

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a good atmosphere

The exhibiting and workshop-giving artists were kept very busy by the constant stream of visitors. Nevertheless, they were often able to interest visitors to spontaneously decide to participate in their courses on beading techniques; most bead enthusiasts had selectively pre-registered for the master courses. The BEADERS BEST area was next to the Mineral-Fossil-Jewelry Fair in Stuttgart, Germany where it attracted the attention of the classic jewelers and those interested in the purchase of handmade, finished jewelry.…

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good to know

Pre-cut Designs Cutout cuff blanks make possible a variety of designs using the openings that have been incorporated into the metal. Suitable for embroidery, beadweaving and other techniques. The cuffs have a single oval, a single diamond, three round or three square openings. Widths range between 2.8 and 7.6 cm (1.1 and 3″). Available in brass with various finishes: gold, antique silver, rhodium and black ox. Available from, for example, Beadsmith. www.beadsmith.com “Good” light Space-saving LED folding light. Convenient for home or travel. Fits along with the beading tools in your handbag. Powered by a battery; charged with an adapter or USB cable. Very compact size: 18 cm (7.9″) long x 4 cm (1.58″) wide and 2.5 cm (1″) thick. The lamp forms a zigzag and folds together to form a compact cuboid. Made…

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July 8 – 10, 2017 trendset Messe München Munich, Germany www.trendset.de August 16 – 20, 2017 Bead Fest Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Oaks, PA, USA www.beadfest.com September 8 – 11, 2017 Bijorhca Paris Expo Porte de Versailles Paris, France www.bijorhca.com September 9 – 17, 2017 HanseLife Messe Bremen Bremen, Germany www.hanselife.de September 15 – 17, 2017 KREATIV Bolzano Messe Bozen Bozen, Italy www.fierabolzano.it September 17 – 18, 2017 HEXAGONE Eurexpo Lyon Lyon, France www.hexagone.fr September 20 – 24, 2017 Bisutex Ifema Feria de Madrid Madrid, Spain www.ifema.es September 30 – October 3, 2017 Intergem Messe Idar-Oberstein Idar Oberstein. DE www.intergem.de October 26 – 29, 2017 Bead Fest Tacoma Greater Convention and Trade Center Tacoma, WA, USA www.beadfest.com November 9 – 11, 2017 Bead Art Show Osnanbashi Hall Yokohama, Japan www.bead-art-show.com October 27 – 29, 2017 Blickfang (Eyecatcher) MAK Wien Vienna, Austria www.blickfang.com September 8 – 11, 2017 Premiere Classe Porte de Versailles Paris, France www.premiere-classe.com…

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rock the beads

What kind of a “beading type” are you? Do you like it classic with a time-tested approach? Get ready for excitation Kinga Nichols-style! Born in 1980, Kinga Nichols came from Salgoltarjan in Hungary and moved to the USA at the age of 19, where she now lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband and her dogs. In the last few years she has surprised the bead-loving public with beadwork: her very own style has attracted attention, she has placed well in several international jewelry competitions (Battle of the Beadsmith, Bead Dreams), and has even been able to give up her previous job to make her way as a bead artist and instructor for bead jewelry courses. It’s not easy to describe her style: it is both flamboyant, with a silky brilliance and…