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Old October 10th 03, 08:51 PM
Phineas T Beadd Director National Bead Society
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Default AD-Clearwater, FL Oct. 25-26, 2003 Florida Fall Classic Intergalactic Bead Festival

Florida Fall Classic Intergalactic Bead Festival
Clearwater, FL
Oct. 25-26, 2003
10AM - 5PM Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 - Minnreg Center (Honeywell
Complex) - 6340 126TH Ave. Largo, FL From I-275 Exit 31B (Old 18) west on
Ulmerton Rd. south on 66TH St. (FL ST RT 693) then east on 126TH Ave.
Located south of Ulmerton Rd. between FL ST RT 688, FL ST RT 693 and FL ST
RT 19. Follow signs

Thirty-three vendors from twelve 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.


Thanks,



Christopher England

Intergalactic Bead Shows

44 Tusculum Heights Dr Ste B

Greeneville, TN 37745

(888) 729-6904

(423) 638-1651 FAX

www.beadshows.com



PRESS RELEASE FOR FLORIDA FALL CLASSIC INTERGALACTIC BEAD FESTIVAL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
www.beadshows.com/press/index.html
Clearwater, FL The Florida Fall Classic Intergalactic Bead Festival will
take place 10AM-5PM Saturday, Oct 25 and Sunday, Oct 26. Thirty-three
vendors from twelve states will show and sell their wares of ancient to
modern beads, bead books, beading supplies, and finished beads, at the
Minnreg Center (Honeywell Complex) - 6340 126TH Ave. Largo, FL 33773 From
I-275 Exit 31B (Old 18) west on Ulmerton Rd. south on 66TH St. (FL ST RT
693) then east on 126TH Ave. Located south of Ulmerton Rd. between FL ST RT
688, FL ST RT 693 and FL ST RT 19. An interesting mix of history and art,
this bead extravaganza will feature over eighty-eight 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 Florida Fall
Classic 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
below.
Local artist Joseph H. Spencer of Spencer Art Studio, Safety Harbor FL,
the 78 year old Pioneer of torch fire enameling, will give free
demonstrations of torch fire enamel bead making at the festival this
weekend. Among his other credits, Mr. Spencer was Artist in Residence at
the Clearwater Kapok Tree Inn for seven years, as well as having been a
Guest Artist at Disney World and Sea World in Orlando, FL. His completely
new collection of torch fire enamel beads will be unveiled and on sale to
festival attendees.
Local shop owners Tracey Jackson & Tonda Wilkinson of The Bead Hut,
Gulfport, FL will act as a welcome center for
the festival. They will bring a wide assortment of eclectic beads from their
full-service bead shop. Located next door to its sister store, B C Bay
Trading Company, in the heart of the Gulfport Art Village, Tracy describes
The Bead Hut as "a unique store filled with unusual and different items
including horn, shell, wood, African trade beads, sterling silver and gold
findings, books, tools, and stringing materials. Customers tell us they have
never seen another bead shop like us!" Of particular interest to local
attendees will be the shop's class schedule, which includes workshops with
nationally recognized glass artisans, as well as beginning and advanced
lampwork and silversmith classes, basic bead stringing, and bead stitching
classes for beaders of all levels.
What a treat it will be for festival attendees to be able to rub elbows
with the National Bead Society's Glass Beadmakers of the Year for the past
two years - They are as follows: Local glass beadmaker and 2003 honorary Lea
Zinke, Jewelz of Clearwater, FL; and the just announced honorary for 2004,
Beth Olson, Olson Glass, Kissimmee, FL. While each artist has a unique
style and method of making her beads, the basic underlying technique and
age-old tradition of their craft remains the same. Zinke specializes in
garden floral beads, and Olson in her amazing use of sculpture and creature
forms. Each of these women has made a name for her self in the glass
beadmaking world. The National Bead Society is proud to support and honor
their contributions to the craft.
Local glass lampwork beadmaker Tracy Nelligan, Turtle Moon Arts Studio,
Saint Petersburg, FL, will be on hand to show and sell her beautiful
assortment of handmade glass beads. Specializing in coordinating color bead
groupings, Tracy has been making beads for about six years in her home
studio. She favors muted earthy tones as well as blues and greens, and she
also makes character beads in various shapes and styles such as palm trees,
fish, lizards, mermaids and frogs. A jeweler as well as glass beadmaker,
Tracy also makes her glass beads into pendants, wire wrapping them as well
as setting the beads in silver. To complement her pendants, she also offers
coordinating handmade silver beads, Bali silver, and bone beads.
Glass lampwork artisan Susan Davis, Suze!, Naples, FL began her art
journey at an early age, dabbling in textiles, painting, photography, and
raku pottery. About eight years ago, she was introduced to the allure and
fascination of glass beadmaking through a workshop presented by the Florida
Society of Goldsmiths, and she hasn't looked back since. According to Davis,
"Glass beadmaking allows me to express thought in an abstract way, yet
satisfies my fascination with surface texture, color, and three-dimensional
form". A member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, Davis'
metallic and mother of pearl powder finished glass beads reflect an earthy,
peaceful luminescence that is inspired by the natural world.
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 Florida Fall Classic Intergalactic Bead Festival will be bringing
Clearwater the best selection of beads in the galaxy. Let the creativity
begin!
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--
"IF IT IS GOOD FOR BEADS, IT IS GOOD FOR THE UNIVERSE"
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.
CHRISTOPHER ENGLAND
INTERGALACTIC BEAD SHOWS
44 TUSCULUM HEIGHTS DR STE B
GREENEVILLE, TN 37745



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