Student Exhibit -Opening October 1st, 2013

Student Exhibit

Showing at Baubles & Beads
through November 18th

It is amazing how so many of us begin our journey into jewelry making propelled by the idea that we just want to make a single piece. Somehow along the way it turns into an addiction and we feel compelled to learn more, make more, and of course collect more beads. Each of the following artists began the same way: with a single step. Although this exhibit features beginners and professionals alike there is a common thread amongst them all that binds them into the same show, a love for beads and metal and bringing forth something beautiful from them.

Visit the entire collection at the store in Berkeley, CA.

Here are a few highlights from the exhibit:

Seedbeads

Perhaps one of the most time consuming forms of beadwork, seedbead woven projects easily span many months, even years for larger pieces, of dedicated work.

Mary Staats has been beading for over a decade. Her love of seedbeads is beautifully displayed in this piece: Tidepool Beaded Bracelet

Tidepool Beaded Bracelet, an original design by Mary Staats

Pods, an original design by Judy Sinclair

Pods, an original design by Judy Sinclair

 

Metalwork & PMC

Rivets, flame, hammers, files and sweat go into making fabulous metalsmithed jewelry. We are proud to see so many of our students branching out to design and create their own works of wonder.

Spiral Ring with Beads and 5 Domes & A Feather, both original designs by Jennifer Magnusson

Spiral Ring with Beads and 5 Domes & A Feather, both original designs by Jennifer Magnusson

Punched & Pounded Bib, an original design by Sara Dinelli

Punched & Pounded Bib, an original design by Sara Dinelli

Textured Copper Earrings and Copper Laurel Teardrops, both original designs by Lorah Gross

Textured Copper Earrings and Copper Laurel Teardrops, both original designs by Lorah Gross

 

Wire Work & Stringing

A wrap here, a tuck there, wirework and stringing demonstrate the art of seamless beginnings and endings. Each art form focuses the attention toward beads and the use of color, texture and form.

Charleston Sunset, an original design by Storm Harvey

Charleston Sunset, an original design by Storm Harvey

Chrysoprase Jewel Necklace and Tourmaline Wire Wrapped Scroll Bracelet, both original designs by Lisa Spiegelman

Chrysoprase Jewel Necklace and Tourmaline Wire Wrapped Scroll Bracelet, both original designs by Lisa Spiegelman

Silver & Gold Elegance and Spinell Drop Necklace, original designs by Judith Greifenhagen

Silver & Gold Elegance and Spinell Drop Necklace, original designs by Judith Greifenhagen

1st Fused Glass Earrings, an original design, and Wire Wrapping Practice #2, both by Mary Gilles

1st Fused Glass Earrings, an original design, and Wire Wrapping Practice #2, both by Mary Gilles

An original design by Cheryl Rowe

An original design by Cheryl Rowe

About beadshopgirl
My name is BeadShopGirl and I'm a beadaholic. In the morning, in the afternoon and into the night I think about them, match them and even dream about them. And here I blog; all about beads.

3 Responses to Student Exhibit -Opening October 1st, 2013

  1. Amy says:

    Oh WoW! So many talented students. What’s the most popular class at Baubles and beads?

  2. Emily Miller says:

    I’m happy to see these great pieces! So honored to have helped these creative students learn new techniques.

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