Bringing Beadworkers Together - 28th July to 5th August 2018
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IBW Ambassador: Anna Lindell (Sweden)
International Beading Week is a brilliant idea that brings people together from around the world, and I’m very happy to take part as an IBW ambassador.
When I started beading in 2007, I never thought that it would lead to a new full time career filled with such creativity and fun. I get to play with these captivating tiny objects of molten sand every day, developing designs that I write tutorials for and teach classes with. Beads have brought me many wonderful friendships, and IBW is a great event to further spread the joy of beading.
IBW Ambassador: Thorsten Grotke-Wegner (Germany)
I am honoured to be invited to be an ambassador for International beading week. From childhood, the beads had me, like glitter in my hands. Since 2005, beads have become my obsession, which leaves little room for other creative things. So I decided to try and change my hobby into a career. I worked for two years in a craft store, getting to know all the facets of my hobby is very important to me. At first I was allowed to make template pattern from books and in time I taught courses with my own designs. I really enjoy the mutual exchange of experiences and am really happy with my new life.
Please see the 'Goodies' page for Thorsten's free beading pattern written in both German and English.