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The Beadworkers Guild

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The Beadworkers Guild (The BWG) held its inaugural meeting and launched its magazine, The BWG Journal, in May of 1999 at The Great British Bead Show. From an initial group of a dozen or so U.K. bead enthusiasts convened by Jill Devon, who was the driving force and who served as the guild’s 1st chair, … Continue reading The Beadworkers Guild

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Meet Maria Rypan

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Maria’s beading specialty hails from her Ukrainian roots. From that tradition she shares her expertise in netting beaded collars, as well as unique beadweaving and loomwork techniques. On her website you will find free resources as well as patterns to purchase. The necklaces below are advanced and popular netted collar designs. Colourways and choice of … Continue reading Meet Maria Rypan

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Meet Floor Kaspers, Bead Artist Extraordinaire!

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  I love to join FB beaders’ groups, peruse Pinterest for inspiration, and deep dive into mainly seed bead creations wherever I find them. In this way, I’ve stumbled upon several bead artists whose work captivates, impresses, and inspires me. Today I’d like to introduce you to one such artist, Floor Kaspers of the Netherlands. … Continue reading Meet Floor Kaspers, Bead Artist Extraordinaire!

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