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Default AD-July 12-13, 2003 Orlando, FL Florida Summer Classic Intergalactic Bead Festival

Florida Summer Classic Intergalactic Bead Festival
Orlando, FL
July 12-13, 2003

10AM - 5PM Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13
Maitland Civic Center - 641 S Maitland Ave - Maitland, FL. From I-4 Exit 90A
east on Maitland Blvd. then south on Maitland Ave approximately 1 mile on
right - Follow signs

Forty-one vendors from fourteen 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


Orlando, FL The Florida Summer Classic Intergalactic Bead Festival will take
place 10AM-5PM Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. Forty-one vendors from
fourteen states will show and sell their wares of ancient to modern beads,
bead books, beading supplies, and finished beads, at the Maitland Civic
Center - 641 S. Maitland Ave. Maitland, FL From I-4 Exit 90A east on
Maitland Blvd. then south on Maitland Ave. approximately 1 mile on right.
Follow signs. An interesting mix of history and art, this bead extravaganza
will feature over ninety 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 Florida Summer
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 local bead artists and shops as
listed below.
Glass beadmakers Beth Olson and husband "Raybaby" Olson, of Beth
Olson Glass, Kissimmee, FL, specialize in murrine beads, which are glass
beads that contain an intricate glass image inside. A murrine is made by
first creating the inner image from a mosaic of glass and next stretching it
into a cane. The cane is then sliced into individual images, which are
incorporated into the finished beads. The Olson's' murrines usually contain
a character or animal such as a panda bear, tiger, toucan, or flower. Glass
sculptors for over 20 years, both Olson's worked for Disneyland in Tokyo,
Japan making glass Disney characters, an experience that is evidenced by
their amazing array of tiny sculpture-like beads in the shape of dragons,
fairies and flowers. Attendees in Orlando this weekend will be privileged to
see Beth's expertise as she takes torch
to glass, creating beads that are as delightful and unique as her
Glass lampwork beadmaker Terre Beasley of Scarlet Fire Glass Beads,
Cocoa, FL makes groovy glass beads, often in the shape of palm tree studded
landscapes, space-man galaxies, rainbows, dragonflies, & mushrooms, just to
name a few. Although she has been influenced by other glass lampwork
beadmakers, being self-taught helps her stay true to her own creativity and
imagination. Terre has been making glass beads for six years, and has been
known to sell her beads at Grateful Dead concerts, Intergalactic Bead Shows,
and online. In addition to offering her own glass beads and those made by
her son Jerry, festival attendees will find a variety of other beads and
jewelry components, such as semi-precious and sterling silver pendants, at
her booth. Terre also carries the beautiful Chinese Artisan-carved, boxwood
ojime, netsuke, and inro boxes, as well as interchangeable bead rings and
Locals John and Becky Matrazzo, of Tatanka Beads, Cocoa, FL will be
serving as a welcome center to festival attendees this weekend. Their shop,
located in the historic Cocoa Village area, is a full-service bead store
that offers seed beads, lampwork glass beads, stone, bone, and wood beads,
Czech and Swarovski crystal beads, Bali sterling silver beads, and various
findings and beading supplies. The shop also features Becky's unique
fiber/bead art. In a style reminiscent of Plains Indians artwork, Becky
creates and sells baskets which incorporate beading techniques with
collected materials from the mountains & streams of the Northwest. At the
festival this weekend John will bring a selection of treasures from the
shop, including size 11 seed beads, Bali silver toggles, and handmade
semi-precious stone pendant slides. See the Tatanka booth for information
regarding the upcoming beading and wire-wrapping classes offered at their
Mary Chambers, of Imagine That.. a bead store, in Ormond Beach, will
move part of her full-service bead store to the festival. Chamber's says,
"Much like the festival, our shop is a reflection of the diverse appeal of
beads." She carries a full spectrum of beads and beading supplies, ranging
from inexpensive craft supplies for Scouts and other civic groups to
one-of-a-kind artisan beads. The bead world combines such a varied and
diverse group of people that Chambers' clients include the home hobbyist,
the professional jewelry designer, and the collector of antique beads. Her
job is to satisfy them all with one-stop shopping. When not assisting in the
selection of beads to complete a new design, Chambers is always available to
those seeking expert advice on finishing that special beaded jewelry piece.
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 Summer Classic Intergalactic Bead Festival will be bringing
Orlando 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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