Happy blossom Springtime, our dear friends! We
are again with you and happy to see you! Read in
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Clear quartz is the universal stone. Everyone
should have one! It is a pure and powerful energy
source. It receives, activates, stores, transmits,
and amplifies energy. Stimulates brain functions
and activates all levels of consciousness. Excellent
for meditation. Brings harmony to the soul. Zodiac
signs: all of them.
Prasiolite - spring-green gem
Prasiolite is a green form of quartz, one of
several quartz varieties. The name is derived
from Greek PRASON meaning "leek" and
LITHOS meaning "stone." So, "prasiolite"
literally means "scallion green-colored stone."
The mineral was given its name due to its
Green quartz is sometimes incorrectly called
green amethyst, which is an actual misnomer
and not an acceptable name for the material,
the proper terminology being "prasiolite."
Other names for green quartz are vermarine,
greened amethyst, or lime citrine.
It is a rare stone in nature. Most prasiolite
sold is used in jewelry settings. Prasiolite
is heat treated amethyst. Most amethyst will
turn yellow or orange when heated producing
citrine, but some amethyst will turn green
when treated. Currently most all prasiolite
on the market results from a combination of
heat treatment and ionizing radiation.
Since 1950, almost all natural prasiolite has
come from a small Brazilian mine, but it is
also seen in Lower Silesia in Poland. Naturally
occurring prasiolite is also found in the
Thunder Bay area of Canada.
Fashion Colorworks 2014 Awards
This year in addition to Best in Contest Winner and Runner-up
Awards; 1, 2 and 3 Place Awards in each category; People's
Choice and Best Use of Color Awards the participants will receive
special awards from our sponsors:
is sponsoring Best Use of MIYUKI Tila Beads prize worth $150.
Nominees for Best Use of MIYUKI Tila Beads prize must be not less
than 25-30 percent MIYUKI Tila Beads
(Miyuki Tila Beads).
is sponsoring Best Use of PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads prize.
Nominees for Best Use of PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads prize
must be not less than 50 percent PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads
(Traditional Czech Beads).
is sponsoring Best Use of PRECIOSA Twin Pressed Beads and PRECIOSA Twin
Seed Beads prize. Nominees for Best Use of PRECIOSA Twin Pressed Beads
and PRECIOSA Twin Seed Beads prize must be not less than 25-30 percent
PRECIOSA Twin Pressed Beads and/or PRECIOSA Twin Seed Beads
(Preciosa Twin Beads).
is sponsoring special prizes:
• Best Newbie;
Perlen Poesie Magazine
is sponsoring two "Perlen Poesie Pick" prizes - free
annual subscriptions to Perlen Poesie Magazine.
• Best Mini;
• Most Original.
Best in Contest and Runner-up Award winners, category
winners, People's Choice and Best Use of Color Award
winners will be featured in the monthly MyLovelyBeads.com
e-Newsletter. The winners of special prizes may also
be featured in the newsletter.
Fashion Colorworks 2014 rules
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Beading via Skype
Born in Hungary, Eva Dobos lives there right next
to Budapest, the capital city of the country, with
her husband and two her daughters. Since early age
she has always been interested in any craft work.
Now Eva turned her favorite hobby, beading to
profession and made success. We're glad to see Eva
in our newsletter!
Eva says, "I don't really remember the first
time when I touched beads. I grew up in a "crafty"
family. My dad can build/fix/construct almost
anything; and my mum have always had some kind of
needles around - back then women in Hungary could
stay on maternity leave for three years, so she needed
some relaxing hobby after taking care of three girls
all day long.
She taught me (mostly because I insisted to "help"
her) these techniques very early: embroidery,
knitting, crochet, macrame, cross-stitching, sewing.
I was only 6-8 yrs old when I learned how to operate
on the sewing machine. During summer holidays when
we the kids were at home, we could sit as long as we
wanted with the best friends and make clothes for our
dolls - and for all the neighbor kids' dolls.
Let's not talk about "illegally" used beautiful
materials we could find in our mums' wardrobes
(including very glittery ones gotten from wedding
dresses)! Of course we made accessories too: hats,
bags, jewelry, even leather shoes and sandals! I
wish I still had those big boxes full of treasures,
my kids would really love that now.
I think the first time I learned Czech glass beads
was around 1980 when we got a big bag of seeds beads,
bugles and drops. My dad gave me some fishing line
and together we made a necklace for me. It was
simple stringing but had a loop in the middle as a
pendant. It was in 1992 when I turned toward making
jewelry. There was a fair in our village and I saw a
lady selling beautiful wire jewelry with semiprecious
It was really hard to choose only one pair of
earrings, but my "pocket money" was enough only for
that. But when I showed my "treasure" at home, my
dad gave me a pile of copper wire, some pliers, a
hammer and a vise with anvil. He showed me how to
shape and hammer the wire and how to make nice loops.
I just needed to find some sparkly stuff to add. So
the "raids to my mum's drawer" continued. I think I
had spent all that summer hammering in the garage.
After a while it became a bit boring, so I started
exploring other materials, techniques, anything I
could find on my own. I've made jewelry out of
Full article by Eva Dobos
Beaded jewelry by Eva Dobos
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/deevadesign
Etsy Shop: etsy.com/shop/deevadesign
Bead Fair 2014, Hamburg, Germany
Inspiring impressions and lasting memories
from the 3rd BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair are
stirring up excitement for the next fair
in 2014. You can expect the same amazing
deals, distinguished workshop instructors,
and international flair of being amongst
visitors from around the world.
For all those interested in bead jewelry,
this special event is the place to be.
Whether you are a professional artisan or
an independent artist, a teacher or a
vendor, a hobbyist or simply curious,
there is something for everyone. Start
Modering 1a, 22457 Hamburg
Hotel info: click here
For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops at the Bead Fair 2014
Beads, soutache and ganutell
They say, that a talented person is
talented in various fields. Looking at the
jewelry of Lyudmila Gubinova you understand
that saying is correct. Living in a small
town of Izyum in the Eastern Ukraine, she
designs ganutell and soutache and beaded
jewelry and all her tries are success. We
believe you'll like craftworks by Lyudmila
Gubinova. Read her story!
Lyudmila says, "Since my
childhood, I was a creative person: I was
fond of drawing, knitting, crocheting, and
needlework. I've burned pictures on wood,
made paintings of straw and other crafts
from natural materials. In general, I have
done everything on that lacked imagination.
In my youth I wanted to be not like the
others, so I was happy to any piece of
fabric that happened to get into my hands -
I immediately replenished my wardrobe
inventing and sewing a new thing. I was
so fascinated by this occupation that I
graduated sewing courses and after that -
courses on modeling and knitting.
Now I'm fascinated by felting, but
beading and jewelry making is still in
the first place, I don't have enough time
to do sewing, knitting and felting - it's
a pity! My husband jokes about it: all
Gemini (my birthday sign is Gemini) want
to do everything, but do not follow
through. That's the whole truth: I might
have 5-6 started and unfinished projects
and it's not the fact that one of them is
completed before I start another...
A big role in that I started making bead
jewelry, played my personal acquaintance
Albina Polyanskaya. I first met her
on the Internet, but when I got to visit
her (Albina lives in Kharkov, and our
cities are close to each other), I
realized that the beads was what I needed!
When you hold Albina's beadworks in your
hands, there are no words to express
admiration! And you begin to understand
that beads allow limitless possibilities
in creative self-expression. When I
showed Albina my first works, I heard
something that made me move on, "Go ahead,
keep going, you can do it!"
In the beginning, I was completely
frustrated and even looking at the
simplest beadworks I couldn't realize
how to create them. In the process of
getting beadweaving techniques I wanted
to learn making everything that I liked
in my idols' works, so the stylistic
features of some individual artists in
my early bead items are visible quite
clearly. Now that everything is passed
stage, I always want to make something
by my own..."
Full article by Lyudmila Gubinova
Beadwork gallery by Lyudmila Gubinova
Soutache jewelry by Lyudmila Gubinova
Ganutell jewelry by Lyudmila Gubinova
Contest IBA 2015. On a Journey of Discovery
Do you like to travel? Do you like to see
and study the shapes, patterns and colors
of other regions or nations? Do you or your
ancestors belong to an ethnic group or from
a region with its own unique use of forms,
its own style of patterns or color language?
Let it inspire you to create a work or art.
You have a relatively free choice of theme.
Maybe it's your native country or travel
impressions, or books or the Internet that
have stirred your imagination. Whichever
it is, please tell us the source of your
inspiration when you submit your artwork.
• Wearable Jewelry (also for men!)
• Objects of Art / Art Objects
Contest IBA 2015 rules are:
• Beads must be strung using
thread or wire in the commonly known
techniques; they can, however, be combined
with other materials such as polymer clay,
paper, leather, metal, etc. Lampworkers are
• There will be 5 winners in each
category, as well as a Reader's Choice award.
• Entry begins: October 1, 2014.
• Deadline: December 31, 2014.
• Nominees will be announced in the
Spring 2015 issue of Perlen Poesie.
• Winners will be presented at the
5th BEADERS BEST Bead Art Fair in 2015.
Contest IBA 2015. On a Journey of Discovery
Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space
May 28 - June 15, 2013
Mitchell Art Gallery
60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401
Less is More: Small Works in a Great Space
(A Mitchell Gallery National Juried Exhibition) -
this exhibition of small works, no larger than
8" x 10" x 4", includes pieces of art by
artists from across the nation. Distinguished
juror Domenic Iacono, director of Syracuse
University Art Galleries, selected paintings,
drawings, prints, ceramics, collages, mixed
media, photographs, jewelry and small sculpture.
235 artists from 34 states submitted 627 works
for the juror's consideration, and 269 artworks
of 173 artists were selected.
Premiere Opening of "Less is More: Small Works
in a Great Space" exhibition will take place
on May 28th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. At this
lively Premiere Opening of the Mitchell
Gallery's national juried exhibition, guests
will have the first opportunity to purchase
the original works of art on display at the
exhibit, which features a wide array of 2- and
3-dimensional pieces. All works are for sale
and can be viewed in the online gallery. All
proceeds benefit the educational programs of
Online gallery of the Less is More Exhibition
Beadwork by Zoya Gutina at the Less is More Exhibition
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