Thursday, June 18, 2009

In addition to the Bead Dreams exhibit at the Bead and Button Show earlier this month, there was this exhibit (top) of beadwork by Japanese beadworkers.
These pieces had been displayed in a juried exhibit at Hakone Art Museum . The beautiful catalog of this Hakone exhibit plus textiles, pressed flowers, and dolls is available through Kinokuniya bookstore in NYC.

(Click on Kinokuniya for a schedule of events, including the beadweaving workshop I will offer July 4th.
It is an honor to tell you that this 2008 catalog from Hakone contains some of my hand felted jewelry and beadwork. It is especially meaningful to me because I was there in January 2008. It was a magical day of brilliant sunshine, blue skies and everything sparkling from a fresh dusting of snow. The grounds and sculptures were breathtaking. There were buildings dedicated to exhibits of works by Moore and Picasso.

Also at the Bead and Button Show was an exhibit called Convergence. These pieces of finished jewelry featured art glass beads. This juried exhibit was sponsored by ISGB and Bead & Button Magazine. A publication is forthcoming from Kalmbach Publishing, that offers the recipes for some of those pieces.

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