Who are the contributors and editors of the Art Bead Scene?
Heather Powers - The owner and editor of the Art Bead Scene, her website is Humblebeads.com. When she isn't busy making beads and blogging, she is planning her next Bead Cruise adventure.
***Contact Heather for Art Bead Scene information and interviews. You can also send her your art bead news or request product/book reviews.***
Cindy Gimbrone - The glass beadmaker who brings you Sundays with Cindy. Cindy offers up a slew of unique posts as one of our talented contributors. You can find her beads at Cindy Gimbrone Beads.
Tari Sasser - Tari reminds us that art beads aren't always beads! Primarily a button artist, the owner of Creative Impressions in Clay sheds new light on the possibilities of art beads and their uses.
Lynn Davis - Lynn is a creative hurricane of mixed media art beads that includes polymer clay, glass and metal. You can find her unique beads and findings in her shop at Expedition D.
Jennifer Heynen - Jennifer is our Bead Biz whiz. You'll find her posts sprinkled with color and tips for your jewelry business. Jennifer offers her ceramic beads on her website Jangles and is the author of Ceramic Bead Jewelry.
Lorelei Eurto - Our newest member of the ABS, Lorelei is talented jewelry designer with a passion for art beads. She is a master at scouting out new artists and sharing her inspirations. You can find Lorelei's jewelry in her etsy shop at Lorelei1141.
What is the Art Bead Scene all about?
Art Bead Scene is an interactive blog with the goal of uniting bead artists of all materials and the jewelry designers who use art beads in their work.
Some of the regular features include:
*current events and trends in the bead world
*interviews with bead artists and jewelry designers who use art beads in their work.
*reviews of new products, books, and stores that carry art beads.
*an exciting monthly design challenge with prizes from our sponsors
*Studio Saturday, offers a peak into our creative spaces and a chance to win a free bead
*Sundays with Cindy, a round up of the best posts from some of our favorite blogs
To us, art beads are incredible, tiny works of art made by hand from the finest materials by some of the best artists in this country and around the world. We think art beads are the heart of excellent jewelry design, and we celebrate the artists and products that agree with us!
And exactly what is an Art Bead? Melanie Brooks answered the question on our second post.