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Red Carpet Bead Fest

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Red Carpet Bead Fest

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Carolyn Turner

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Name: Carolyn Turner 

Shop:   gitksanfire

Location: Edwardsville, Kansas

Website: http://indianartsandcraft.com

Facebook (business and/or personal): https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.turner.39108

Please introduce yourself to the readers:  

My name is Carolyn Turner Pappe, I am ½ Gitxsan (or Gitxsan) Native Indian which is a First Nations tribe in British Columbia, Canada. I was born and raised here in the states. I began doing bead work when I lived in our village on the reserve back in 1993. I am on disability due to back surgery I had done in 2002. I am married with all the kids grown and on their own. My husband retired at 55 a couple of years ago and if we can get our health back on track we love to travel.

carolyn-turner-3 How long have you been beading?

I have been beading for 20 years. I have been seriously doing embroidery beading for the last 3 years

When did you first try bead embroidery as  a technique? 

I started in 1993 doing bead work on moccasins and other leather projects such as mukluks, gloves etc.

carolyn-turner-1Why do you like bead embroidery?

Beading to me is not a craft. It is a form of art. I find it is extremely relaxing and therapeutic. As a Native Indian it is a huge part of our culture.

What are your inspirations and influences?

I try to find inspiration in all of nature. My influences of course is my cultural background.

What are your favorite materials?

For foundations I use Lacy’s stiff stuff.  I have used an iron on bonding/interface material to attach whatever backing I choose.  Sometimes this works better than gluing . I have used leather, faux leather, felt and other materials that are not likely to fray for the backings. I like to try and match the backing not only in color but texture to the top of the piece.  The backside should be interesting to look at as well.

carolyn-turner-2What defines your style?

I try to add  Native flair to a lot of my pieces, if not Native, then something that gives a sense of nature in some way.

What are your future goals with beading? My future goals are to just continue beading and try not to get stuck in a rut or burned out. I definitely feel that a goal we all should have is to share and teach others how to do bead embroidery. I love the idea of this guild, it keeps us all challenged to keep working and encouraging each other. The beadfests and mini beadfests are a great thing to keep our imaginations going. It’s always so interesting to see how others interpret the challenges. Additionally I would love to be able to sell some of my work. I am not doing this for the money though and since I look at this as a form of art, I would have to say I fall into the category of “Starving Artist”. It seems there are only a few who have made it into the limelight with their work and I am happy for that. If we all continue to pour our heart and souls into our creations, I have no doubt we will succeed in at least fulfilling the need to create and share our awesome imaginations with the world. After reading this last paragraph, I sound more like a philosopher than an artist. “Deep thoughts, by Carolyn Turner Pappe”. Enjoy.

Half Past Midnight

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Half Past Midnight

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Lisa Pierce

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Name: Lisa Pierce

Shop:  or LisaPierceJewelry

Location: Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA

Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaPierceJewelry

Facebook (business and/or personal): https://www.facebook.com/lisa.pierce.9041
Pinterest: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.pierce.9041
http://pinterest.com/EtsyBeadEmGuild/boards/
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Please introduce yourself to the readers:  

Making jewelry began for me in 2002 and grew into my third career. After a hiatus from 2006 to 2011, I began bead embroidery in earnest and opened my Etsy shop in March 2012.

 How long have you been beading? Thirteen years. I learned bead embroidery from a magazine article. I still have the article and could, if necessary, date the event rather precisely.

When did you first try bead embroidery as  a technique? 
In approximately 2003, I tackled my first bead embroidery project after reading a magazine article.

Why do you like bead embroidery?

First, I adore the colors and textures of the beads. Second, I wanted to create things to wear. Third, I seem attracted to long-term projects that I can divide into a series of meticulous steps. See https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaPierceJewelry/about/

What are your inspirations and influences?

Nature, suggestions from friends, vintage earrings, and a desire to have things to wear all influence me.

What are your favorite materials?

Toho beads, vintage jewelry, vintage gems, hand carved bone insets

 

What defines your style?

I make what I would wear and that always means unique and colorful. I try to avoid anything that looks matronly, cheap or garish.

 

Weekly Listings

I hope everyone had an excellent summer. The autumn equinox has now officially fallen in the northern hemisphere and the trees are beginning to go beautiful shades of reds and golds so now is the perfect time to show off all those gorgeous autumnal beaded creations by our members.

It’s been an exciting time for our group with several new members so I will be starting this collection with some of their works.

Bead embroidered cuffs

Cuff bracelet, embroidered on ultra suede and attached to a metal filigree adjustable cuff by deborahglasser1

Bead embroidered bronze age collar

Bead embroidered bronze age collar by TraditionsJewels

Bead embroidered necklace

Seed beaded embroidered Pendant PRINCESS EMILIE necklace by Maewa

Jasper necklace

“Two Elephants” with landscape jasper sandy brown by Reginao

Fall Agate Statement Pendant by ElenaGioielli

Fall Agate Statement Pendant by ElenaGioielli

Red Roses Statement Necklace by Krashevichbead

Red Roses Statement Necklace by Krashevichbead

Bead Embroidery Cuff Bracelet - Aurora's Jewels  by beadedjewelrydiva

Bead Embroidery Cuff Bracelet – Aurora’s Jewels by beadedjewelrydiva

Sharon Fields Edelman

Name: Sharon Fields Edelman

Shop: SharonEdelmanForEPEC

Location: Etsy

Please introduce yourself to the readers:  

Where do I begin? I am 58 years old, wife, and mother of 5 grown sons, grandmother of three, Jeweler, GIA( GG) gemologist, and Professional artist. I studied Fine Art at Carnegie Mellon University in the 70’s, majoring in Painting (specifically oils, with a minor in printmaking). Besides all of that I also bred horses with great success and rode as an amateur in the Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Equitation rings. One of the things that I am most proud of is that at the age of 48, I , after showing horses on the line ,and realizing the need for safer, more accessible arenas in Ohio, developed, opened and ran the largest privately owned arena complex in the United States, Eden Park Equestrian Complex. I retired from it full time 3 years ago, only advising when asked. My son now runs the facility. This has enabled me to return to the art field. I came in contact with bead embroidery after seeing a bracelet. I started beading, with a passion that has never ceased, in July 2009.

 How long have you been beading? Since July 2009

When did you first try bead embroidery as  a technique?

I did not really know how to begin, so I took a class at a local bead shop. The instructor was not really qualified to teach, but I came up with many of my own solutions and also  bought the book The Art Of Bead Embroidery, by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini.

Why do you like bead embroidery?

It is painting and sculpture. It is color and texture. It is functional, making the wearer feel special. It is personal and it is universal. It takes art into the street and outside of the gallery. It is as old as time and genetically programed into our need to express ourselves through decoration. And , of course it is that feeling of accomplishment one gets after the dedication it takes to make something so personal come to life and take on its own meaning for others. Plus, it’s FUN!

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What are your inspirations and influences?

Everything inspires me, words, memories, people, events in my life, nature. Living is my inspiration.

What are your favorite materials?

Of course it is the glass beads first, the colors and texture, their ability to change under the influences of different light sources. I also like gemstones, bone, found objects, and rocks, ceramic.

What defines your style?

To continue learning and doing. This is an ancient art, with so much diversity in technique; it affords me the youthful ambition to always learn something new.

What are your future goals with beading? Improving bead embroidery skills, create bigger beadwork forms also join in my works gold thread embroidery with bead embroidery.

Joanna Młodkowska-Brach

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Tauriel Name: Joanna Młodkowska-Brach

Shop: Tauriel

Location: Poland

Website/blog:
http://tauriel-bizuteriakoralikowa.blogspot.com/
http://tau-riel.deviantart.com/

Facebook/Twitter:
http://www.facebook.com/Tauriel#!/pages/Tauriel/123169124457131

 

 I live nearby Warsaw in a little wooden house, with my husband, two children (daughter and son) and two cats. I studied forestry and landscape architecture.

 How long have you been beading? I have been beading for over two years.

Why do you like bead embroidery? It is something magical when I finish the work and I’m touching it then, and the background is all fill with the beads, colors and textures , and fringes gives this quiet sound. Tauriel_1

What are your inspirations and influences? My first inspiration was Good Quill Hunting (and still is) because I love fringes and she love fringes (as I can see) and she is really absolutely gorgeous with the fringes J! Heidi Kummli is my second inspiration. But I think nature, polish and other countries folk art  is my basic inspiration and start point for most of my works.

Tauriel_2What are your favorite materials? Toho beads, semiprecious stones especially jasper, labradorite also cooper and silver elements.

What defines your style? I prefer delicate forms, rather calm colors, and fringes. Shapes are geometrical or nature kind.

What are your future goals with beading? Improving bead embroidery skills, create bigger beadwork forms also join in my works gold thread embroidery with bead embroidery.

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