Walsh is a lampwork beadmaker and she makes very lovely focal
pieces - mostly florals, but I love her Southwestern Star beads
and Button Magazine The major bead magazine,
this is a great source of projects as well as bead vendors. Their
website has how-to stitch instructions as well. Good reference
and information source. My "Splash Bracelet" was published
as a project in the August 2003 issue, and I have a pin appearing
in "Your Work" in June 2005.
Caprice A great source of Swarovski in all
shapes, sizes and colors, including vintage. Great color photos
too so you can see the color you're buying!!
Belle Bellisimo Glass - Stevi is another
lampwork beadmaker, famous for her "Glass Gals" beads
- they're wonderful. I made my most favorite pin with Stevi's
"Rosa" glass gal - it will appear in "Your Work" in
the June 2005 Bead&Button.
Heeler Glass Chuck and Carolyn Driver are
lampwork beadmakers, regularly listing on JustBeads.com
auction sites. Both make extraordinary glass bead
sets, focals and spacers. Well worth the trip to the site or their
auction listings, which you can access from their site.
Beadstm The Queen of Delicas®!
Theresa and Todd Buchle have opened a store in San Marcos on the
square. It's a huge set-up of Delicas®, literally hundreds
of colors, the largest collection of Delicas® I've ever seen.
If you live in Texas go shop at their store - it's worth the trip
to see all those Delicas® in one room! Check their website
for the location. Otherwise, shop the website and consider yourself
lucky to have found a great source.
Glass by Monty Clark and Carol Fonda These
are two of my favorite glass bead makers. I've purchased many
a focal bead from them over the years of going to major bead shows
(I love picking them out in person!). They are the source of my
faerie beads and I purchased a collection of "Lola"
beads from them too. Lolas are fabulous abstract pieces
of focal glass beads. The necklace gallery link shows a necklace
made using a Lola bead.
Report Magazine A good resource for those
who sell their art or craft. Gallery listings by region of the
country, articles on operating a craft business, a continual list
of shows advertising booth space to artists.
Bead Society My local bead society - a great
group of people. Monthly meetings are the third Saturday of each
month at Bayou Manor, 4141 South Braeswood Blvd, Houston, Texas
(inside Loop 610 almost to Stella Link). They put on an annual
bead show that keeps growing each year. I'll be there again in
November - check the calendar
Flex Company Great wire stringing material.
I use both Soft Touch and Soft Flex products. Excellent, flexible,
strong wire in various widths to accommodate almost any bead.
It's usually the backbone of my focal piece necklaces, and I make
simple bracelets with it also.
Walton Pati is another lampwork beadmaker,
famous for landscape style glass beads. Her beads look like they
have a little world in them. They are truly amazing and beautiful!
Moon Adornments - A mix of vintage and new combine
to create the unique! Another beaded jewelry maker, with pretty
jewelry in a different style than mine.
Beadwork by Susan H. Aguirre A very interesting
woman. She does beadwork and is a spiritual healer as well. Her
website is a fun place to visit.
Bali Beads at Plasa Bali Silver Beads I
use lots of Bali products in my Jewerly. Take a look at their
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