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AD-July 19-20, 2003 Tallahassee, FL Gulf States Intergalactic Bead Festival

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Phineas T Beadd Director National Bead Society
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Default AD-July 19-20, 2003 Tallahassee, FL Gulf States Intergalactic Bead Festival

Gulf States Intergalactic Bead Festival
Tallahassee, FL
July 19-20, 2003

10AM - 5PM Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20
Elks Lodge - 276 N. Magnolia Dr. Tallahassee, FL From I-10 Exit 209A west on
US 90 south on Magnolia Dr. or Exit 199 south on US 27 east on US 90 south
on Magnolia Dr. Follow signs.

Twenty-six vendors from eleven states with an extraordinary display of
ancient, antique, vintage, and modern handmade beads for sale. Also,
beadmaking demonstrations, identification and appraisals. Admission: $8.00
Saturday $5.00 Sunday BRING THIS LISTING FOR $1 OFF ADMISSION - 12 years old
and under free
For Festival Information, 888-729-6904, www.beadshows.com

Tallahassee, FL The Gulf States Intergalactic Bead Festival will take place
10AM-5PM Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20. Twenty-six vendors from
eleven states will show and sell their wares of ancient to modern beads,
bead books, beading supplies, and finished beads, at the Elks Lodge - 276 N.
Magnolia Dr. Tallahassee, FL From I-10 Exit 209A west on US 90 south on
Magnolia Dr. or Exit 199 south on US 27 east on US 90 south on Magnolia Dr.
Follow signs. An interesting mix of history and art, this bead extravaganza
will feature over seventy tables representing the country's finest bead
The fascination with beads is not a new one. People have been admiring,
wearing, and praying with beads for over forty thousand years. According to
Christopher England, the man behind Intergalactic Bead Shows, "Beads are not
a passing fancy. In fact, in the many years we have been hosting bead shows,
beads have only grown in popularity." When asked why he thought that was,
England's reply was noncommittal. "Perhaps it is because of the satisfaction
that comes from applying time and concentration to a small vial of beads to
create a three-dimensional piece of jewelry or sculpture. Or, it could be
the instant gratification found by stringing a collection of beads into
something unique that you can wear that evening. Maybe it is the inspiration
one gets from seeing other people's creativity come alive. Or, as one who
has attended an Intergalactic Bead Show can tell you, it may simply be the
experience of seeing so many colors, textures, and patterns together in one
arena that lends itself to the bead frenzy. Attending our shows is like
entering a room full of potential." Indeed, this weekend's Gulf States
Intergalactic Bead Festival will be the premier place to harness the
potential of antique and modern beads of every size, description, and
material. The festival will also feature local bead artists and shops as
listed below.
Local glass lampwork bead artist Bob Rubanowice, Rubanowice's Glass Owl
Studio, Tallahassee, FL, has been working with glass in its many dimensions
for over thirty years. Not limited to just one medium, Rubanowice layers
vibrant colors to transform stained glass, lampworked beads, fused glass,
and quilts into the multi-dimensional landscape, seascape, and aquarium
scenes he is most noted for. Each medium produces unique textures and
results, and his talent for layering and blending color lends itself
beautifully to the glass lampworked beads he will be displaying this weekend
at the festival. He
creates "clear-cased beads" by building up intricate layers of colored glass
and coating them with clear glass, thus magnifying the image within.
Intended to be the focal point in a handcrafted piece of jewelry, Bob's
award-winning beads can take over an hour in torch time alone to create.
Locals Kurt Valle and Samuel Mbullah, Pesani Trading Company,
Tallahassee, FL will act as a welcome center for attendees this weekend.
Pesani Trading Company, and their retail shop, Bead Station specialize in
ethnic beads of all types, including Czech glass, Chinese lampwork beads,
Bali silver, porcelain beads, and carved jade and carnelian pendants and
beads. They carry amber beads, including some limited and rare pieces, and
are pleased to be the exclusive source for jewelry grade PVC necklace rubber
in fifteen colors. A fresh shipment has just arrived, so this weekend's show
will include new items and surprises. Look to Pesani's tables for excellent
prices and high quality beads and beading supplies.
Glass Beadmaker Lea Zinke, Clearwater, FL, named The National Bead
Society's 2003 "Beadmaker of the Year", will showcase her series of beads
commemorating World Bead Day 2002. The series, titled "Our America",
consists of three, three-dimensional glass beads, "Mountain Majesty", "Amber
Waves" and "From Sea to Shining Sea", that embody the spirit of the
country's most recognizable terrain. Zinke said of the design, she "wanted
something to honor our country" and for the beads to capture the recent
resurgence in patriotism. Known for her intricate floral designs, Zinke has
been the recipient of many awards. She was the winner of Bead and Button
magazine's "Bead Dreams 2001" competition in the handmade bead category and
was a finalist in "Bead Dreams 2002", just to name a few. Her designs have
been featured in several publications, including Beadwork and Bead and
Button magazines.
Glass bead making for the modern artist is the creative melding of
Old-World knowledge with the artist's own unique eye for color, theme and
design. As with any art form, once the technique is mastered the only
limitations are in the mind of the creator. Among the noted participants
this weekend will be the 2002 National Bead Society beadmaker of the year
Patti Cahill, Dyed in the Fire, Mars Hill, NC. Cahill, a member of the World
Beadmakers Guild (WBG), has spent years devoting herself to honing her
craft. She utilizes her multitude of skills every time she creates a bead,
and this vast experience combines with her modern eye to make her beads
individual works of art. Each of her lampwork beads may require the
attachment of a hundred dots or threads of molten glass to a core at
temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees.
Visitors to this weekend's festival are sure to find something to
delight them from the beads ranging from historical to modern, handcrafted
to mass produced, natural materials to the newest in synthetic technology.
Along with beads and bead-making supplies there will be numerous finished
pieces to choose from, including beaded bracelets, pendants, necklaces, and
earrings. The various artists, vendors, and collectors brought together by
The Gulf States Intergalactic Bead Festival will be bringing Tallahassee the
best selection of beads in the galaxy. Let the creativity begin!
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WORLD BEAD DAY September 28, 2003
** The Day To Wear Your Beads ** or join others beaders at an bead event
near you. http://nationalbeadsociety.com/worldbeadday
Visit the pages of the best bead vendors on the Web and the Intergalactic
Bead Shows at http://beadshows.com
SHOW ATTENDEES may contact the below for show newsletter.


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