I attended a great meeting of the Bead Society of Los Angeles last night. Our speaker was Robert K Liu, Ph.D, co-editor of Ornament magazine. It was a fantastic lecture...more on that to come!
There was also an announcement that the Bead Society of Greater Washington is hosting the first annual international juried design contest to celebrate beads and beadwork titled, "Celebrating Beads the journey of". All proceeds will benefit the Bead Museum located in downtown Washington, DC. Prizes awarded in multiple categories and the deadline is July 25, 2008! Sounds exciting! I can't wait to see the great work submitted from around the world!
And if you live in and around Los Angeles, don't forget to stop by the bi-annual Bead Bazaar featuring antique & contemporary beads plus designer jewelry, textiles, ethnic arts & books. It's on April 27th from 10AM-5PM.
Coming up soon--an overview of Robert Liu's lecture on amazing prehistoric mosaic jewelry from the Southwestern part of the United States...