Heather Kingsley-Heath is a UK beadwork designer who’s style of work is delicate, richly detailed and infinitely wearable.
Storytelling and history delving are her inspiration, and her beading techniques are a delicious combination of techniques and textures.
Heather has traveled extensively to teach at the Bead & Button show, bead stores and retreat venues in the US; and throughout the UK and Europe.
She is author of several books including Albion Stitch books 1 and 2, and co-author of Tudor Inspirations; her work is featured in numerous books and magazines.
Heather is a kind, patient, lively and inspiring teacher, generous with her design processes and techniques.She lives in the heart of the countryside with her partner and cats, and when not busy beading, loves nothing better than a spot of gardening or a long walk.
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After doing all kinds of crafting and needle work, Sabine started beading in 2007. Two years later she published her first beading book in Germany, and in 2012, the first book in the United States, "Sabine Lippert's Beaded Fantasies".
She has been published in several magazines in Germany and the States. In 2011, she gave up her job as a physician and became a full-time bead artist. Since then, she is teaching classes in Germany, different European countries, and in the United States. Her work is not based on a particular technique, she is more design orientated, using Peyote, Brick, Right-angle weave, Double RAW stitches and netting, whatever is required to create a certain shape or style.
Beki Haley has been in love with beads for over 40 years now. She was introduced to the amazing art form of seed bead weaving by her grandmother when she was a child. That early start in exploring the intricacy and fine detail that can be attained with seed beads has stayed with Beki throughout her life. Even as a young teen, Beki loved teaching others all the beautiful things that can be created with beads. She has over 30 years of teaching experience in several different venues from large auditorium settings to intimate one-on-one classes and everything in between.
Training as a classic silversmith at a young age gave Beki an appreciation and understanding of the art and beauty of jewelry design. Beki uses those formal skills to teach the technical aspects of jewelry design. In her classes, the students learn the importance of attention to detail and craftsmanship while exploring their natural creativity. Her love of beads led Beki to open her own bead store, Out On A Whim, in 1986. With her husband, four children, several animals, and days filled with beads, Beki’s life is complete. During any stressful time in her life, Beki turns to her beads for comfort and calm. The meditative action of beading is the perfect tool to bring peace and joy to her otherwise busy and chaotic life. Sharing that joy by teaching others how to create with beads is a blessing beyond measure.
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