Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How a Garden or a Bead Collection Grows

Following up to my last blog, International Bead Espionage, and admiring bead work from around the world, its amazing how prolific all artist are. Have been admiring the work of or the Warrior Queen and her Midnight Garden collection, where all work is based on a constant seed bead base. I have been honored that she has accented her garden with some innovative Czech beads.Building a garden, or a stock base or a bead collection takes time and perseverance. Beads do not grow on trees and needles do not come with remote control. Have been working on my aged striped seed bead collection myself. Although uses mostly modern materials it pays homage to the beads of the past, more notably trade beads, which i grew up with(more on that later). Come take a limited peak of the Midnight Garden and our aged stripe beads at Bead and Button, booth 1109, next week or can see some postings at my facebook page. . Hope to see you soon!


  1. It's been an absolute pleasure working with you Perry! Thank you :)

  2. Hi Perry,
    Lisa Bookstein here, originally from Albany NY, residing in the Sf Bay Area for the last 30 years, mosaic artist and bead appreciator- Are you related to Tori in Berkeley? Anyway, if you'd like to reply, you can reach me at