BeadTrove's July Featured Artist is....

....Gwen Fisher of Bead Infinitum

Celtic Knot Earring Tutorial

We are excited to feature Gwen's Celtic Knot Tutorial.  We are having lots of fun with the  different rick rack techniques, earrings, necklaces and more!  Gwen's tutorials are high quality well illustrated and make learning new techniques fun.

"A rare combination of meticulous and whimsical..." Gwen Fisher designs with a love of mathematics, pattern, color, and structure, and she stitches her creations with a needle and thread to weave beads and sew fabrics in to beautiful pieces of wearable art.

Gwen has written dozens of patterns for her beading designs, and you can find her tutorials on her website and in her Etsy shop gwenbeads

Gwen's education in mathematics helps her design beadwork that is both novel and unique in the bead word. Her Ph.D. in mathematics education helps her write instructions that are accessible even to beginners.

"I design patterns, or tutorials, so that other people may enjoy reproducing my bead weaving designs. These patterns are intended to be beautiful objects in their own right. The drawn lines that represent the thread, the placement of the beads in the drawings, the colors, the photographs and layout, these are all important components of a beautiful pattern. Moreover, a pattern should be readable. I want the viewer to gain as much enjoyment from just reading the pattern as from executing it with real beads. The culmination of my written patterns as an art form comes when a viewer, or more precisely, another bead weaver, creates a real beaded bead from the pattern. In this way, the viewer of my artwork is not merely passive, but becomes an active participant in its creation."


 Thank you Gwen for sharing your amazing talent with us this month! 



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