Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Atention Designers
This is a wonderful opportunity for upcoming and established designers to showcase their work.
Lana May is doing wonderful work to promote beadweaving and she is a very  talented designer.
J.O.G.S. and Art Bead Circle LLC invite you to participate in Tucson JOGS International Art Jewelry Exhibition “One of a Kind”. Our Exhibition is for emerging, mid-career and established jewelry designers.

Please, read all info on our web on left menu under International exhibition​lt.aspx?id=64

Art Bead Circle - Designers opportunities

Have you ever dreamed of having your original designs shown at the Tucson Gem Show? If so, this is your golden opportunity.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Maggie Meister - Classical Elegance

I always loved Maggie Meister's work, now we can enjoy her new book: Classical Elegance.  Visit her blog to order .  Read below what Maggie said about the inspiration for the book.

The love of ancient history, color and patterns have followed me throughout my life and my designs have come to fruition during the time my family and I lived in Italy. In looking back, beads have always been a part of my life – from playing with Mardi Gras beads or collecting semi-precious stones as a young girl to my love of ancient and ethnic jewelry as I became older. Today seed beads have become the medium I use to translate my sources of inspiration into personal designs for adornment.

When living in Naples, Italy, I was surrounded by ancient history. The fragments of Roman columns, mosaics and frescoes are my inspiration and I am grateful for those “ancient voices”. Translating these voices into designs fills my days with joy and wonder and I cherish my “connection” with the past. Teaching and beading are ways for me to share this wonderful experience and bring those voices of the past into the present.

Maggie Meister