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I was excited to see the current issue of Glass Bead Evolution in my email this afternoon. This is the publication of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Free download for members, but non-members can buy them also. Each issue gets better all the time, with more information, artist profiles and useful tutorials. The magazines are now being developed around themes that complement bead making. The current issue includes fiber and felting. I had a great time interviewing Shirley Cook for her artist profile and learned a ton about the art of felting. Shirley makes the most unique felted vessels embellished with her lampwork glass beads. I'm very intrigued to try some felting this year. Flameworkers that use their own beads and sculptural pieces in their finished jewelry are always looking for new ways to use them. I'm a proficient metalsmith, but fiber opens up new and exciting possibilities. To purchase ISGB publications visit: http://www.isgb.org/isgb-publication.html.
The link to the current issue was emailed to members today, but I don't see it on the ISGB web yet. It should be there shortly. But there are back issues available too, that are just as interesting. The summer issue below is full of projects and eye candy, such as the whimsical, wonderful, colorful work of Stephanie Sersich. If learning lampworking is on your list of goals for 2015, check out the ISGB and all it has to offer.
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