July 21 Meeting With Jane Danley Cruz

Jane Danley Cruz, Associate Editor of Bead&Button Magazine, discussed all things fiber and beads.  She shared techniques for working with Soutache braid, Shibori silk, felt, lace, Wooly Wire, and thread.  She explained a number of ways to make sure the ends of the fibers don’t fray (unless you want them to!) and that finished pieces should be touched as little as possible because they’re difficult to clean.  She showed examples from many prominent designers, including Amaranta Beads, Melissa Ingram, Social Butterfly Jewellery,Nancy Eha,Orna Willis,Shibori Girl Studios.

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