Invitation to Join Yahoo Bead Study Group
- CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY DESIGN
This invitation is for you to join the bead study group in Yahoo.
The Bead Study Group is sponsored by The Center For Beadwork &
Jewelry Arts (www.landofodds.com/beadschool) in Nashville,
Tennessee. The group is an on-going discussion group related to
the study project called "How To Bead A Rogue Elephant - Wandering
The Paths of A Bead Artist". Anyone, anywhere may join our
discussion group. You do not have to be associated with CBJA.
This group is moderated and does not accept off-topic posts.
The current study in 2005-2006 is focusing on the ideas involved
in "Contemporizing" traditional beadwork. How do you keep beadwork
essential and alive? As text, we are using The Art of Beadwork by
Valerie Hector. In September of 2006, Valerie will be conducting
a 2-day workshop here.
Curriculum Study Schedule:
October 2005: Asia: China
November 2005: Asia: Japan and Korea
December 2005: Asia: India, Tibet, South Asia
January 2006: Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia, New Guinea
February 2006: Ancient Middle East: Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia,
Persia, Greece, Rome
March 2006: Subsahara Africa: Yoruba, Maasai, Dinka, Xhosa,
April 2006: Subsahara Africa: Yoruba, Maasai, Dinka, Xhosa,
May 2006: 16th-18th Century Europe
June 2006: 16th-18th Centure Europe
July 2006: North America: Native American
August 2006: Central and South America
September 2006: Review
Sat, 9/30/06 thru Sun, 10/1/06: Valerie Hector Presentation and
We will be comparing and contrasting, and experimenting with,
traditional and contemporary concepts of color, pattern, texture and
design, as well as stitchery techniques.
You can visit the group site at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beadstudy . Click on the link at the top of the page for MESSAGES and read summaries of our past discussions.
Advanced Bead Study: The purposes of the study group are manifold,
including to encourage the exploration of new methods of beading,
experimentation with variations on traditional techniques, and the
study of culture-specific beading techniques.
The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts in Nashville, Tennessee,
begun in 2000 and associated with the shop Be Dazzled Beads, is an
organized program of classes in beadwork, jewelry-making and other
related disciplines. CBJA takes a very design-oriented,
developmental approach in its curriculum, and differs considerably
from the very typical craft-oriented training programs across the
CBJA has an Advanced Study Group that meets regularly on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 1-3pm. Anyone may join these groups at any time.
There are no fees.
CBJA extends its discussions to the world at-large through this
Yahoo beadstudy group.
For further information,
The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts
Classes held at Be Dazzled Beads
718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
Nashville, TN 37204
Bead Study Group in Yahoo
Register to join this ongoing email discussion group associated with
Other CBJA projects of interest:
The Ugly Necklace Contest A Jewelry Design Competition With A
All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition