Beaders Best Bead Art Fair in Hamburg-Germany, 2014

Beaders Best, Bead art fair Hamburg 2014

This weekend was the weekend of the 4th Beaders Best Art Fair in Hamburg, Germany. And as a real beadaholic I could of course not stay away from my “fix”. A girl can never have enough of the shiny stuff.........

Right? Right !

As with last year there were lots of workshops by international artists to follow. I was a bit late so most workshops were fully booked already. But I managed to secure a workshop for Friday, given by Nadya Gerber, an amazing talented artist. The workshop was great, but I struggled a bit with the beaded leafs and the St-Petersburg stitch. The leafs were so horrible I didn't even took a picture of them. The messy things on the bottom are my attempt to the St-Petersburg stitch.

Nadya Gerber - time to fly - workshop

Leafs and beaded chain were the main components of the piece. Needless to say my necklace isn’t ready yet. But I will show you the end result once I have redone the leafs and the St-Petersburg stitched chain as I’m not happy with the way they have turned out.

On Saturday I visited the bead exhibition. I couldn’t sleep from excitement and couldn’t wait to enter the exhibition hall. And apparently I wasn’t the only one, judging by the big line up in front of the entrance of other exited women with that familiar “crazy” bead look in their eyes.

Finally I was in and oh my, oh my…the beads! Gorgeous beads. Where to start, which boot to visit first?

Beaders Best Bead Art Fair 2014 Hamburg

Beaders Best Bead Art Fair Hamburg 2014

Beaders Best Bead fair Hamburg 2014

Beaders Best Bead Art Fair Hamburg 2014

Bead Fair Hamburg 2014

I bought a couple of bead kits from Isabella Lam and Sabine Lippert as I want to do more bead work again.

Isabella Lam - bead artist from Israel

Of course some large Czech bead manufacturers were present as well. I couldn’t help myself and bought a tiny bit, just a tiny bit.

Czech glass, bead fair hamburg 2014

Czech glass beads, czech firepolished glass beads, bead fair hamburg

There was a show with lovely beaded wearable art pieces. These pictures (apologies, not the greatest quality) are just a small impression of the show.

Show beaded jewelry Bead show Hamburg 2014

Beaded jewelry, Bead Show Hamburg 2014

Beaded jewelry, Beaders Best 2014, Bead show Hamburg

The lovely artist couple Vladimir and Kremena from Golem Design Studio was there as well and we had a lovely chat about beads, holiday, fairs and Bulgaria.

Golem design studio, Beaders Best Bead Art Fair Hamburg 2014

And we talked about the interview for my bead artist series. They brought my order with them as well so I can start making jewelry for the give away. Check in regularly if you don’t want to miss that interview as well as a wonderful give-away.

Golem Design Studio, ceramic beads

I am looking forward to the

I am looking forward to the interview as I am addicted to Golem Beads! Looks like fun was had by all at the bead show too.

Bead shows are such fun, and

Bead shows are such fun, and this looks like you had a grand time! I will look forward to seeing your finished necklace from the class. I am determined at some point to learn a bead stitch. I don't know any now. I would never try one that complex! But I always admire people who do. I also look forward to seeing what you make with your "tiny bit" of bead purchases. :)

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