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Rising Sun Rising Sun
A filigree center is surrounded by sparkling arcs and spots, reflecting the light like the sun rising over the ocean. The piece employs a combination of both RAW and CRAW techniques.

Sabine Lippert
After doing all kinds of crafting and needlework, Sabine started beading in 2007. Two years later she published her first beading book in Germany, and in 2012, the first book in the United States, "Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies". She has been published in several magazines in Germany and the States.

In 2011, she became a full-time bead artist. Since then, she regularly teaches classes in Germany and other European countries, and in the United States. Her work is not based on a particular technique. She is design orientated, using Peyote, Brick, RAW and CRAW stitches, and netting, whatever is required to create a certain shape or style.

Sabine Lippert
A Royal Affair A Royal Affair
Inspired by the royal crown jewels, this necklace has an array of sparkle, versatility, and class. Create a necklace from a spiral with small crystal crowns from which various embellished and bezeled elements are suspended and attached. You can either make the entire necklace or omit some of the elements to personalize it and make it your own. The design is complex in texture but fun to make and sure to make a statement. Techniques used: Peyote, Netting, and Herringbone.

Suitable for intermediate beaders.

Miriam Cielo Shimon
Miriam Shimon was born and raised in Denmark but has lived in Israel for 30 years. Drawn to color and balance from early age, she worked for many years as a professional make-up artist before discovering the world of beadweaving in which she found a new medium to express her love for soft romantic designs. Having made beads her main occupation ever since, Miriam is an award winning designer and teaches her workshops throughout Europe and in America.

Her work has been featured in numerous magazines around the world and in several books. With a penchant for harmonious colorful designs, she has gained a following, in particular for her floral beaded designs and for her renowned work with soutache.

Miriam Shimon
Bellissima Bellissima
Bellissima means beautiful in Italian. It is the feminine form of the adjective bella meaning beautiful, but when you add -issima to the end of an adjective in Italian, it intensifies the meaning.

My muse for this project was to make something that was elegant and sophisticated with a large Swarovski stone for visual impact and specific beads for textural effect. The 30x22mm center jewel is made with an open bezel so the color flashes out the sides of the beadwork. Each individual connected arch component is edged with Swarovski crystal beads. The arches are made with flat peyote and flex around your wrist for a comfortable fit. If you are between arch sizes for your wrist a small extension of peyote is added for a perfect fit.

Nancy Cain
Nancy has been teaching bead classes for over 20 years and for the last 14 years on the international/national circuit teaching in Japan twice, Australia, Germany and England as well as on several bead cruises from Alaska to the Baltic Sea. She was the 2015 Bead&Button Show Master Class instructor - teaching Engineering Vessels. In her workshop sessions, she shares her passion for structural peyote stitch by delving into the process of designing and structure. With an engineering perspective to beading, she shares the processes so students can enhance their knowledge beyond the specific project.

Nancy has exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hakone Open-Air Museum. She was named Beadwork's Designer of the Year for 2010 and twice been a Bead Dreams Finalist at the Bead&Button show. She has also been widely published and is in the process of writing a book.

Before her beading hobby grew, Nancy was as a graphic artist and calligrapher as well as a draftsman for an engineering company. She is married with two grown children and lives in Colorado.

Nancy Cain