Diane Fitzgerald breaks new ground in her Zulu beadwork, going from seed bead to Swarovski crystals. Learn more about her experiment, inspired by an invitation to teach in Japan. Plus Linda Augsburg chats with her about how she got started beading and learns more about Diane's other interests--writing instructions and teaching beading.
Jeff Barber talks with Linda Augsburg between his Satake glass classes at the 2008 Bead&Button show. Jeff talks about how he went from stained glass to glass beads and about what's different about working with Satake glass using his methods. He also gives us insight on his classes and his style.
Hatsumi Oshitani calls in to chat about how she got started beading. Linda Augsburg also talks with her about being a beadwork designer in Japan. Learn more about Hatsumi's design inspirations which include wind and nature.
Linda Augsburg caught up with Suzanne Golden
for a chat about where Suzanne finds vintage and plastic beads to use in her colorful jewelry. Suzanne talks about her early exploration of polymer clay to her fascination with color. She also talks about the creative process of making her layered beaded jewelry.
Beading on a loom is like painting on canvas to bead artist Naomi Sakuma. Hear her explain what inspires her beaded creations as she and Linda Augsburg have a friendly chat about beading and loomwork.
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