|October is Visit Your Local Bead Shop Month and we are so excited to have 3 well know artists come and teach for us. We will have lots of surprises all month so be sure and check your emails and remember to Visit your local Bead Shop.
has been making jewelry almost her entire life. She began designing projects and teaching beading classes in 2004. Some of my designs have been featured in Beadwork Magazine; the Marguerite Bracelet in April/May 2006, Star of India in December 2006/January 2007, Chain of Jewels in August/September 2011, and Clinging Vine Bracelet in April/May 2012.
Melody MacDuffee Originally a crocheter, Melody MacDuffee eventually began using wires to create lacy, intricate jewelry designs that reveal a confirmed crocheter’s aesthetic. She also taught at the Bead and Button show in 2013
Her publications include a number of feature articles, as well as four books, most recently “Lacy Wire Jewelry”, published in 2010 by Kalmbach. Melody is the Executive Director of Soul of Somanya, a small non-profit she co-founded, which helps artisans in the Krobo region of Ghana improve their standard of living by creating jewelry and other beaded products.
We will have Autographed copies of her Lacy Wire Book in stock for purchase.
Check out her Etsy store
Jeanne Rhodes-Moen, filigree metalsmith Artist
work is a unique combination of an ages old technique of cutting, shaping and soldering individual wire into a lacelike webwork of silver around stones. It’s taken me many years to develop her individual style, combining this ancient technique with more modern design. In addition to handmade filigree, she also does a cast line, stone cutting, and jewelry photography.
Her filigree is based in the Norwegian style of filigree she learned while in visiting in 1988. I have fused this beautiful technique together with my American heritage to create my own, unique style of filigree jewelry using a more freeform style, gemstones, pearls and beads.
Jeanne’s studio is currently in Asheville North Carolina where she resides with her two children.
We will have her book available for autographs, Silver Threads is a how-to book which will introduce you to the basics of designing and creating filigree similar to what you see on my site. The book contains a general section on filigree around the world, basic silversmithing techniques you will need to do this work, a section on finishing and designing, and 12 step by step projects with full color, detailed photos of the process! The projects range from simple earrings which are commonly worn with Norwegian folk costumes to the final, advanced project which is shown on the cover!
|Jeanne Rhodes-Moen Filigree Metalsmith
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