Sabine Lippert

| Instructor | Being born in 1967, in the middle of what they later called „The summer of Love“, it was my destiny to let my creative soul lead the way. So it happened, that in one fine day, somewhere between the years 2008 and 2009, I dropped all responsibility and swapped my career as […]

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Fran Griffith

| Instructor | Previously a UK Textile Display Artist, Craft, Gardening and Textile Teacher, and choreographer of unusual Arts and Crafts Workshops, Fran Griffith was captivated by beadwork from the very first day she tried it. 20+ years on, Fran is an established and experienced Bead Artist, teaching, publishing, and exhibiting her work internationally.  She also runs www. fransbeading.com Fran just […]

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Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

| Instructor | Melissa Grakowsky Shippee is fascinated by the three dimensional design possibilities of working with seed beads and thread. After finishing dual bachelor’s degrees in physics and art, Melissa discovered beading and fell in love with what to her was a new medium. Melissa has won numerous awards in design competitions and teaches […]

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Jayashree Paramesh

| Instructor |  Jayashree Paramesh was introduced to the world of beads through a bead embroidery class she took while a student at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York. She looks everywhere for inspiration and then creates from within. Her designs are more about her desire to bring out the unique beauty of […]

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Cynthia Rutledge

| Instructor | Cynthia is a contemporary artist and teacher focusing on beadwork as her medium. She specializes in peyote stitch and off-loom weaving techniques with an emphasis on developing sculptural unsupported shapes in beadwork. Her work has been exhibited in national and international shows and has appeared in Nicolette Stessin’s Beaded Amulet Purses, Carol Taylor’s Creative […]

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Cliff Swain-Salomon

| Instructor | Cliff Swain-Salomon is an off-the-loom seed bead weaver known for creating non-traditional jewelry shapes and pushing the boundaries of color exploration. After injuring and losing use of both of his hands for over three years, he began beading when a friend recommended he try it as part of his hand rehabilitation therapy. […]

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Kimberly Stathis

| Instructor | Throughout my life, I have always needed a creative outlet. I have played with many different types of media’s and loved them all. The media that really captured my heart and inspired my creative soul is seedbeads! There is just something alluring and special about those little bits of colored glass that […]

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September 2021 Newsletter

SFJAG Members Exhibition November 9, 2021 For Members Only Exhibit your jewelry creations virtually at the Gallery of Light To submit your creations: Create your jewelry Photograph your jewelry – make sure your photos are in focus Label each photo – under each image type the following info:Your first and last nameTitle of pieceMaterials usedThe person who […]

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June 2021 Newsletter

General Meeting Thursday, June 17 2021 at 6:30 p.m.Create A Spring Beaded Bangle with Pascale Ohayon Log into zoom: 843-8627-8917 passcode: 224059 or click on the red box below.Click to Join Zoom Meeting Beading a Perfume Bottle with Vicki Colburn During our meeting, Vicki Colburn will be teaching her fabulous technique on how to bead a perfume […]

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April 2021 Newsletter

General Meeting Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.Create A Spring Beaded Bangle with Pascale Ohayon Log into zoom: 843-8627-8917 passcode: 224059 or click on the red box below.Click to Join Zoom Meeting During our April 15th meeting, Pascale Ohayon will be teaching this spring bracelet. All the kits have been mailed out. You can follow along […]

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