Saturday, November 08, 2014

The Beaded Flower Newsletter is Back!

The newsletter is back as a monthly and I look forward to hearing your comments.

Each month there will be a section on "Featured Websites". Flower beading is an international art but language barriers don't have to stop the serious beader. With good illustrations, those of us who speak and read only English can absorb books in Italian, French, Dutch, German and Russian. I find these hidden gems and feature 1 or 2 in each newsletter, many times with free tutorials.

I've redesigned Beaded Garden with a lot more menu options including sections on miniatures, holidays, most popular patterns, books, eBooks and more. Let me know what you think by posting a comment!

Best of all is a search feature! Just type in your favorite flower and you'll find all the patterns available.

Also new is a destash section where you'll find bead books and magazines on various beading techniques as well as surplus supplies.

From time to time I'll be selling some hard to find items. As a subscriber, you'll always be the first to hear about these offers.


Featured Web Sites
Featured are 2 Russian bead flower artists, Elena and Natalia Verbitskaya

Elena Fiori Di Perline on facebook is from Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy. Five years ago she started making butterflies, then roses and small plants. She always wanted a house full of plants and flowers but since she didn't have a green thumb she decided to create beaded compositions which never need any maintenance. After a few years of traditional patterns she designed her own world of fantasy creations. She has several pictorial patterns.
Be sure to check out her other albums with bridal bouquets, roses, sunflowers, orchids and more.

Natalia Verbitskaya has several free tutorials:
The instructions are in Russian but using Google Chrome browser it's very easy to translate to English. Just right click on a blank spot at the top of the page (I click in the upper right), then select "Translate to English".


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Bead Art - Where Are They Now?

Bead Art, edited by Alice Korach, was one of the earliest books featuring beadwork as art. It was published in 1998 by Kalmbach Publishing Company who also published Bead & Button magazine. I frequently peruse the book and one time I got curious as to whether these artists were still around creating beautiful bead work. So I spent a few hours searching for each artist. All the artists in the book are listed below even if I didn't find anything about them.

Chris Allen-Sickler

Kenneth A. Arthur

Beth Barron

JoAnn Baumann

Terry Bell

Robert Bruningham

David Chatt

David Chatt's Blog

Olga Dvigoubsky Cinnamon,
More by Olga

Barb Davis

Debra Dembowski - Figurative Jewelry & Sculpture,
More by Debra Dembowski,
More by Debra

Sylvia deMurias

Rosie Dixon

Joan Dulla

Nancy Eha

JoAnn Feher

More JoAnn Feher - Northwest Bead Society Member beads from the 20th Anniversary Commemorative Necklace (2003)

Jacqui B. Fehl

Diane Fitzgerald

Susan Etcoff Fraerman - Revelation on Hubbard Street,
One Soul:Shoe Number Fourteen , In Memory of Noah,
THE BLUES, SHOE NUMBER ELEVEN,
Katie Gingrass Gallery

Jocelyn S. Giles

Patty Haberman

Valorie Harlow, More, and More

John W. Lefelhocz - Quilts

Richard LeMieux

Laura Leonard

Eleanor Lux

More

Liz Manfredini

Ann Terepaugh Mitchell

Nicole Nagel

Liss Niforos

Jan Nix-Westhoff

Colleen O’Rourke

Kristen Frantzen Orr - ArtGlass Beads & Jewelry

Christy Puetz, More

Madelyn C. Ricks, More

Rachel Roggel

Ruth Marie Satterlee

Pamela Schloff

Carol Shelton

Nancy Smeltzer

Sandy Swirnoff

Thalia Tringo

Carolyn Veerjee

Sally Wassink

Loomed Beadwork, More

Dustin j. Wedekind

Alison F. Whittemore

Michelle Williams

Laura Willits

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cool Painting Tool

This is a really cool online abstract painting machine http://www.nga.gov/kids/zone/brushster.htm . Click on "Auto" on the lower right of the painting area or create your own.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

The New Beadwork - Where are they now?

The New Beadwork by Kathlyn Moss and Alice Scherer, published 1992, was one of the first books featuring bead art. I got curious as to whether these artists were still around creating beautiful bead work. So I spent a few hours searching for each artist. All the artists in the book are listed below even if I didn't find anything about them.




Jeanette Ahlgren
Beautiful loom woven sculptural forms

Marcus Amerman
Marcus Amerman creates bead pictures that depict the history of his Choctaw and Hopi heritage
Beaded Butterfly Buckle
Beaded Face Bracelet
2004 Dubin Native Artist Fellow
Quilt Art
The Man with No Name

Hanne Sue Anaya

Susan Anniskett

Lucia Antonelli, More

Ann Bailey

Carolyn Prince Batchelor - Painted Paper Beadwork

Frieda Bates - Beadwork of the Southwest

Lori Berry - Author of How to Bead Earrings: An Artistic Approach

Elizabeth Bertuccio

John Binzley - Beaded Bags

Virginia Blakelock

Flora Book

Joe Bowman

Kate Boyan - The Dream Bag

Jimoh Buraimoh, The Heritage: My Life and Arts (autobiography)

Michael Van Chapman

David Chatt
Blog

Carlos Cobos

Evelyn Cohen

Theresa Cole

Deon DeLange - More Techniques of Beaded Earrings,
Techniques of Beaded Earrings

Edward Derwent

Mary Dickey

M.K. Dilli

Angela Gauthier

Ascha Gellman

Jeannine Goreski

Mary Owen Griffin

Sherry Hart

Mary Hayslip

Valerie Hector


Mary B. Hetz - Jewelry Collection (no beadwork shown)

Mary Ann Hickey

Mimi Holmes

Edgar Jackson

Peggy Kendellen

Martin Douglas Kilmer

Dan & Eve King-Lehman - Fused Glass

Joanne A. Laessig - Beads & Embroidery

Jeanne Leffingwell - Beaded Sky Curtain (not a good picture),
Bead & Button - Loom Project Pattern ($3.95)

Richard LeMieux

Gwyn Lewis

Jacquelyn Lillie - Earrings & Bracelet (middle of page),
Bracelet,
4 pieces,
TO BEAD OR NOT TO BEAD

Merry Makela - The magic of beaded spherical nets : techniques and projects (book) - available used

Margot Marcotte

Sherry Markovitz - Beaded Sculpture, Artworks


Nome May - Bless├ęd Bead

Linda McCormick

Luisa Morca-Bush

Kathlyn Moss

Cheri Mossie

Juanita Nelson

Howard Newcomb

Gretchen Newmark


Lindsay Obermeyer - Gallery of Bead Embroidery

Constance O'Shaughnessy

Carol Perrenoud - Corn For Dinner

Don Pierce

Susan Planalp


Sylvia Pomeroy

Pat Poole

Barbara Jeanne Rice

Helen Rogers

Axel Russmeyer

Pam Saporta

Skip Schuckmann

Joyce Scott - Kickin' It with the Old Masters at the Baltimore Museum of Art,
Maryland ArtSource

Verena Sieber-Fuchs

Marcie Stone - Sculptural Bead Artist

Cid Suntrader

Natalie Tatz

Ken Tisa

Camilla Trondsen

Elizabeth Tuttle

Setsu Ueno

Gladys Urschel

Donna Wasserstrom

Betsey-Rose Weiss

Steve Wofford

Natacha Wolters

Connie Wyatt