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AD-Charlotte, NC Sept. 27-28, 2003 National Bead Society - World Bead Day Festival



 
 
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Old September 11th 03, 08:46 PM
Phineas T Beadd Director National Bead Society
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National Bead Society - World Bead Day Festival
Charlotte, NC
Sept. 27-28, 2003

10AM - 5PM Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28 - Metrolina Expo Trade
Center - 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC From I-77 Exit 16A east on
Sunset Rd. (US RT 21N) then north on Statesville Rd. (US RT 21N) Follow
signs.

Thirty-three vendors from twelve states with an extraordinary display of
ancient, antique, vintage, and modern handmade beads for sale. Also bead
identification & appraisal, bead making demonstration. Open to the public.
Admission $8.00 Saturday $5.00 Sunday. For more information, 888-729-6904,
www.nationalbeadsociety.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

National Bead Society

44 Tusculum Heights Dr Ste B

Greeneville, TN 37745

(888) 729-6904

(423) 638-1651 FAX

www.nationalbeadsociety.com




PRESS RELEASE FOR NATIONAL BEAD SOCIETY - WORLD BEAD DAY FESTIVAL


Charlotte, NC The National Bead Society World Bead Day Festival will take
place 10AM-5PM Saturday, Sept. 27 and Sunday, Sept. 28. 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 Metrolina
Expo Trade Center - 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC From I-77 Exit 16A
east on Sunset Rd. (US RT 21N) then north on Statesville Rd. (US RT 21N)
Follow signs. An interesting mix of history and art, this bead extravaganza
will feature eighty-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 The National Bead Society, "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 one of our bead shows 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 National Bead
Society World Bead Day 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.
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
three years - They are as follows: 2002 honorary Patti Cahill, Dyed in the
Fire of Mars Hill, NC; 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 remain the
same. Zinke specializes in garden floral beads, Cahill in her vividly
colored and precisely patterned dot 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.
Bead Junkies, a full-service bead shop located in Mooresville, NC will
serve as the official Welcome Center for this weekend's show. Shop owner
Christa Maggio is excited to participate in the National Bead Society's
debut show in Charlotte. Her shop, just one year old and expanding rapidly,
specializes in Czech glass, Austrian crystal, stone pendants & medallions,
semi-precious stones, bali silver, seed beads and a host of other beads,
tools, and stringing materials. Check in to find out more about how to book
a special "Ladies Night Out" party or a birthday party for your favorite
youngster. Bead Junkies also offers a diverse array of classes on such
topics as wire wrapping, polymer clay, lampwork glass beadmaking, and
precious metal clay. Along with representing her shop, Maggio is one of the
founding members of the recently formed North Carolina Piedmont Bead
Society. Show attendees will be able to obtain information about bead
society activities and meetings, as well as how to become a member of the
society.
Local lampwork glass beadmaker Janie Jones, Grammy Glass, Matthews, NC,
will demonstrate her craft for show attendees this weekend. Her passion and
appreciation for the light reflective qualities of glass combine with her
love of vibrant color. This dancing light makes her work a "constant source
of joy and discovery" for her and her clients. Jones makes her lampwork
beads by using a gas burner (called the lamp), which produces a narrow,
steady, and powerful flame. Holding a glass rod in one hand, she holds the
tip of the rod in the flame, melting it into a honey-like state. At the same
time, she holds a special metal wire in the other hand and winds the molten
glass onto the wire by constantly turning it. The bead is then shaped,
either free hand using metal tools or by turning it in a metal mold.
Attendees at the festival will be mesmerized as Jones demonstrates her
expertise and age-old techniques while creating captivating beads in a
rainbow of colors.
Show attendees stopping by to see Suzanne Wieczorek, A Grain of Sand,
Mooresville, NC will be enchanted by her selection of freshwater pearls in a
rainbow of colors, as well as by the semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski
crystals, silver and gemstone clasps, and silver findings she specializes
in. According to Suzanne, who does beading herself, she is "always ready to
offer tips to customers", and she only sells products that meet the high
standards she uses for beading her own projects. Parents Al and Alice can
often be seen assisting Suzanne at shows, and the fun, lively atmosphere the
family creates together is contagious. Aside from doing the Intergalactic
Bead Shows, A Grain of Sand offers their great selection and prices via the
World Wide Web.
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 National Bead Society World Bead Day Festival will be bringing Charlotte
the best selection of beads in the galaxy. Let the creativity begin!
####### End #######


--
"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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Thirty-three vendors from twelve states with an extraordinary display of
ancient, antique, vintage, and modern handmade beads for sale.


(! ! ! Only 33?!?)
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Sooz
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"Those in the cheaper seats clap. The rest of you rattle your jewelry." John
Lennon (1940 - 1980) Royal Varieties Performance
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Old September 12th 03, 01:44 PM
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Admission $8.00 Saturday $5.00 Sunday.

Wow, isn't that kind of high for just 33 vendors?

Christopher England


Is this the same guy that used to do Intergalactic?

 




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