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AD-Knoxville, TN Oct. 4-5, 2003 Appalachian States Intergalactic Bead Festival

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Appalachian States Intergalactic Bead Festival
Knoxville, TN
Oct. 4-5, 2003
10AM - 5PM Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 - Chilhowee Park, Jacob
Building 3301 E. Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN From I-40 Exit 392A south onto
Rutledge Pike/E. Magnolia Ave. Follow signs.

Twenty-six vendors from thirteen 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

If I can provide additional information or answer any questions please do
not hesitate to contact me at the below address.


Christopher England

Intergalactic Bead Shows

44 Tusculum Heights Dr Ste B

Greeneville, TN 37745

(888) 729-6904

(423) 638-1651 FAX


Knoxville, TN The Appalachian States Intergalactic Bead Festival will take
place 10AM-5PM Saturday, Oct 4 and Sunday, Oct 5. Twenty-six vendors from
thirteen states will show and sell their wares of ancient to modern beads,
bead books, beading supplies, and finished beads, at the Chilhowee Park,
Jacob Building - 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914 From I-40 Exit
392A south onto Rutledge Pike/E. Magnolia Ave. An interesting mix of history
and art, this bead extravaganza will feature over seventy-five tables
representing the country's finest bead vendors.
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 Appalachian
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 bead artists and shops as listed
Lilly's Bead Box, a local bead shop owned by Lilly Kehoe, will serve as
the official welcome center in Knoxville this weekend. A full-service bead
shop, Lilly's specializes in an array of beads, stringing materials,
findings, tools and books. The beads she carries include semi-precious
stones, seed beads, Delicas, Swarovski crystals, cats eye beads, vintage &
glass beads, and Bali silver. In addition to creating custom made jewelry to
customers' specifications, the shop offers classes in beginning and advanced
beading techniques as well as lampwork beadmaking. Visit Lilly this weekend
to sign up for her web newsletter or to book a bead party at her shop. She
will also be offering one-of-a-kind show specials to festival attendees.
In the world of glass lampwork beadmaking, artists often express their
individuality by developing a signature style. The
result is a collection of beads that is an identifiable, unique
representation of their art. Timothy Holahan, of Holahan Glass, Arden, NC
creates glass beads with a visual texture that resembles a snake or lizard
skin. Holahan begins his beads by swirling one or two colors of glass with
black glass and then he adds either raised or inlaid dots to finish the
design. His seemingly simple use of color allows him to create striking
beads that work as well grouped together as they do paired with other beads.
A graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Holahan started
blowing glass in 1991 and his work has been featured at numerous galleries
in Asheville. He initially added beads to his glass repertoire because they
are a less physical art form that requires only one person to produce.
Holahan can be seen blowing glass at "The Crucible Gallery" in downtown
Bead shows are a family affair for Lisa and Tony Blackwell of Zoa Art,
Tryon, NC. Although the Blackwells have been making and selling their beads
and jewelry for less than two years, their fresh style and organic inspired
merchandise already has a following. Tony is the glass beadmaker in the
family, working with Italian Moretti glass in a nature-inspired palette of
hues. His color combinations are a unique blend of blues and reds with
neutrals, and he often adds silver foil to create a subtle sparkle and depth
to the beads. Lisa is a self-taught silversmith. She adds her touch to
Tony's beads by wire wrapping them into pendants, adding hand riveted silver
caps, or fashioning them into custom bracelets and necklaces. Lisa also
enhances her jewelry with glazed and unglazed clay beads, handmade silver
chains, and Precious Metal Clay beads and embellishments. Ashleigh, the
Blackwell's daughter, gets involved in the family business by creating
beaded hemp bracelets that are a beautiful compliment to the other pieces.
The artists in the Blackwell family blend their individual styles into beads
and jewelry that are an amazing combination of natural colors, textures, and
Few people have such a connection to the history of beadmaking as Peter
Sedlecek, EuroGlass, Acworth, GA. Peter's specialty is Czech pressed-mold
glass beads, which are made by placing molten rods of glass into a mold
machine and pressing out the beads. A former mold-maker by trade, Sedlecek
fled Czechoslovakia to escape communism. He returned after its fall to
reconnect with many of the glass beadmaking families that had changed
professions rather than work under tyranny. Under his tutoring and
encouragement, these families are once again manufacturing the beads, and
many of them produce exclusively for Euroglass. Throughout the weekend
Sedlecek will hold lectures on the history of Czech glass bead making.
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 Appalachian States Intergalactic Bead Festival will be bringing
Knoxville the best selection of beads in the galaxy. Let the creativity
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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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