Other Artists' Beads
Some of which I even get to own.

When I created this page, I was a lot more active in swaps. I still love trading beads, but I'm just not very organized—even about participating, let alone running bead swaps. And since then, I've had the opportunity to photograph some wonderful things, either because the artists wanted jury slides or records of their work, or sometimes simply because I wanted a record of their work.

I've felt very honored to have the opportunity to share these with you.

Please note: these designs are copyright, with all rights reserved, by their respective creators.

20181003

Hook, Line & Sinker: glassact takes a class with Maria Richmond 03oct2018

 
20181001

Phoenix Pendant, a project in Maria Richmond's wirewrapping class. 01oct2018

 
20180530

8/0 french beaded flower in blues 30may2018

 
20180509

Jeannie Galt's delightful raked dot beads, 3rd in a series about 3 blue focals I traded or used. 09may2018

 
20180508

Marlene Minhas' elegant grey bead 08may2018

 
20180209

Jeannie Galt's black & ivory raked dot choker with matching button & macrame closure.

 
20180420

super long aquatic dead mousefeaturing nautilus shell bead 20apr2018

 
20171123

2016 fuchsia beadcurtain strand with gold-fuming 23nov2017

 
20171106

Eileen Miotke requested her synergy pix from 2012. 06nov2017

 
20170920

green and pink bead curtain strand featuring Peggy Prielozny's beads. 20sep2017

 
20160316

Donald Schneider, RIP. 16mar2016

 
20160315

bead curtain strand in romantic colours. 15mar2016

 
20160211

collects together all the posts about 2013 heart bead challenge. 11feb2016

 
20160210

more 2013 heart shaped beads... 10feb2016

 
20160128

mini-beadcurtain strand has a somewhat insectile appearance. 28jan2016

 
20160125

First in a series of 5 `mini' 18inch bead curtain strands 25jan2016

 
20151119

Back to traditional techniques: shooting Lisa St Martin beads with opaque cores. 19nov2015

 
20151114

Lisa's spiral shell textured bead.

 
20151113

My Lisa St Martin Beads:)

 
20151116

I shoot two artist's work regularly: my own, and Kristin Perkins'. While both of us use opaque accents in our beads, we tend to emphasize transparency. Kristin adds another layer of complication (from the photographer's point of view) with the highly polished silver in which she sets her beads: ...

 
20151113

The high key, highly transmissive lighting doesn't work for Lisa St Martin's work.

 
20160311

Ever so slowly I am becoming more comfortable shooting with flash. Oh, and Cindi B's beads feature some very nice scrolling. 11mar2016

 
20140314

heart shaped fuglies, courtesy of frances 'n' me:)

 
20140313

fran's boro pendants. Not intended to be a public page

 
20140312

Frances' Jan 2014 CiM focal. 12mar2014

 
20130528

Cindi B's denim-y blue floral bracelet, with micro-macrame 28may2013

 
20160209

2013 valentine heart bead exchange. 09feb2016

 
20130319

Ona Sostakas was a talented beadmaker whose life was all too short.

 
20130601

mauve, pink and blue plant hanger for a friend. 01jun2013

 
20130219

Cindi B makes some sweet black and red hearts. 19feb2013

 
20120917

Frances Ross makes some sweet black&white raked beads

 
20120305

A simple and beautifully made bead by Susan Matych-Hager. 05mar2012

 
20101012

Ona Sostakas' wonderful Wizard Rings. 12oct2010

 
20100714

New for 2010, Kristin Perkins starts experimenting with more naturalistic form.

 
20140326

Make a match neck for joanie! (finally completed 25nov13) 26mar2014

 
20090429

Anita promised me this gorgeous floral in trade if it didn't sell at the spring09 boner—and lucky me, it didn't. Originally posted 29apr09. 29apr2009

 
20090408

One of the Friday night icebreakers at the 2009 glassact retreat was to make this beadsoup necklace . Originally posted 04apr09. 08apr2009

 
20081110

Winter wonders trade with rita stucke . Originally posted 09nov08. 10nov2008

 
20081102

Ona Sostakas traded 4 of these wonderful gravity swirl beads at the 2008 winter wonders show. Originally posted 2nov08. 02nov2008

 
20081018

This is the second time I've featured Nita Van Til, who notes that a rock I found on the beach inspired me to make `rock' beads. . Originally posted 18oct08. 18oct2008

 
20080604

This 2007 xmas prezzie was from GlassAct's annual secret santa trade . Originally posted 04jun08. 04jun2008

 
20070302

Rita Stucke has recently developed this wonderful series that contrasts the precision of molds with the organic quality of freely applied shards. This latest variation of using all clear colors into the mix to show off transparency of glass for a real winner. Originally posted 25feb07 02mar2007

 
20061013

Chinese carved beads. Originally posted 14oct06. I cannot name the artisans, unfortunately, but they're beautiful and obviously hand made nonetheless. 13oct2006

 
20060625

Kristin Perkins , silver smith and glass beader, makes a retro line with clean line and clear colors. file created & added 25jun06 25jun2006

 
20060625

Joy Cichewicz' award winning bead pen 25jun2006

 
20060625

This used to be the swap page, but now indexes various other artists' beautiful beads, whether I've actually traded for them. 25jun2006

 
20050909

I have several really lovely trades from Gathering this year, but so far, Kim Fields' are the only ones I've managed to document , and my photography is less than stellar. But her work is so beautiful, I figure, better imperfect than never....file added 9sep05 09sep2005

 
20050303

Trades from Gathering 2004, in Portland OR, including the mystery bead—if this is your bead, please let me know, so I can credit you! (posted 03mar05) 03mar2005

 
20040522

One of the easiest way to obtain wonderful beads is by trading for them. These five beads were the ones I received in Laura Brito's `Big Bead exchange'. I hope every one who received my beads is enjoying them just as much. Perhaps the biggest difference between these beads and the ones I typical...

 
20040522

New designs incorporating patterned dichro and the hollow technique. 22may2004

 
20040522

These beads are by Peggy Prielozny, my First Teacher. As of mid-2005 she's back to making beads with a vengeance. Go Peggy! 22may2004

 
20040522

Signature Designs 22may2004

 
20040522

Fun for the Photographer. 22may2004

 
20040522

I had several goals in making these beads. One was to meet the parameters of the exchange, which specified pastel florals in a bracelet sized bead. As exchange co-ordinator, I suggested yellow and violet for those wanting a more specific color range, just because so many early spring flowers are ...

 
20040522

I participate in a Big Bead Swap . September 2002. 22may2004

 
20040522

A former teacher is generous . May 2002 22may2004

 
20040522

Melanie Brooks' wonderful ceramic beads. Annually, Bead Boner; last, Oct 2002. 22may2004

 
20040522

Gathering 2001, Boulder Colorado. May 2001. 22may2004

 
20040522

My local Guild's annual single bead exchange . December 2002 22may2004

 
20040522

The local Guild does a themed multi-bead exchange. December 2002 22may2004

 
20040522

I participate in a single bead exchange inspired by kaleidoscopes. November 2002 22may2004

 
20040522

Kim Fields bead: an in-focus version of the demo bead she made for glassact251 . August 2002. 22may2004

 
20040522

Lisa Walsh of Abednego Beads trades one of her Holly beads at the 2002 October Bead Boner. 22may2004

 
20040522

Heavily encrusted lampwork bead 22may2004

 
20020915

Idiosyncratic wirewrapping , made during the 1990s; last update: 15sep02.

 

file updated 25jun06; chinese link added & peggy moved 14oct06