Helena Tang

| The Manek Lady | I live in the Far East – an area that is rich in potpourri of many ethnic cultures, races and religions. From this melting pot of cultures, many influences from both the East and West have created a society of people that have come to love very intricately designed and […]

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Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

| Bead Weaving | My life didn’t always involve tiny pieces of colored glass with holes in them. Earlier in life my interests had a broader focus. I always had a fascination with the natural world, and equally with art. In college, when I was finally free to study what I liked, I majored in […]

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Jean Powers’ Limona

This advanced class will teach you all you need to know about creating stunning & sparkling beaded components which can be used for bracelets, necklaces, pendants or earrings…as your heart desires! The project uses CRAW to bezel some striking Swarovski crystals, adding extra color & texture with seed beads and Swarovski Crystal Pearls. Skill level: […]

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Maggie Meister

Bead Art Maggie’s love of history, archeology & beads has been a part of her life since she was a young girl. These passions merged when she moved to Naples Italy and she began to interpret the ancient designs and motifs using seed beads and beadweaving techniques.  She teaches both in the U.S. and internationally […]

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Jean Power

I’m an award-winning jewellery designer, writer and teacher based in London, England. I first began making jewellery in 2001, having already spent many years painting as well as exploring different aspects of fibre and textile arts. Whilst I continue some of these interests, beading is my main love and I try to use them in […]

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Cynthia Rutledge

| Beadwork & Workshops | 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, […]

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