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Fantasie Fantasie
Heather's work often features intriguing hinges, joins and moveable sections and the fascination continues with the Fantasie pendant. Inspired by 19th century 'En Tremblant' jewellery, where diamond sections are mounted on delicate coils, so they tremble and glitter as the wearer moves. Interpreted into beadwork, tiny beaded loops and links are the mechanism that allow each element of Fantiasie to move and sparkle. Worked with a delicious mix of Swaroski pearls and stones and in a combination of right angle weave, peyote and albion stitches, Fantasie hangs from a delicate beaded chain.

Heather Kingsley-Heath
Heather's beading began as a curiosity and quickly became her passion. Based in England, she teaches internationally for groups, retreats and events like the Bead & Button show. Her love of beads and color in infectious and her designs are delicate, richly detailed and infinitely wearable. Inspiration comes from her other love, researching history in museums, archives and antique collections. Her work has featured in magazines including Perlen Poesie and Beadwork, and in books; Marcia DeCoster Presents, and The Beader's Colour Mixing Directory. Heather has also published her own books including three on Albion stitch, a technique she continues to explore and develop. When she's not travelling to teach, home is a quiet corner of Somerset with an overgrown garden and three characterful cats.

Heather Kingsley-Heath
Queen of the Lankes Queen of the Lakes
The Queen of the Lakes Necklace captures the elegance and beauty of the swan. The swan was seen as a traditional symbol of love, commitment, beauty and tranquility. Impactful from a distance, this sparkling necklace also carries within it a wealth of detail upon close inspection. The pendant showcases the large Swarovski pear stone and crystal pearls and is suspended from an embellished beaded rope. It is finished with a beaded clasp. This lovely piece will be a timeless addition to your jewel box!

Jayashree Paramesh
Jayashree was introduced to the world of beads through a bead embroidery class she took while a student at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York. She looks everywhere for inspiration and then creates from within. Her designs are more about her desire to bring out the unique beauty of the beads and the woman, rather than having a signature style. That being said, she is inspired by fine jewelry and loves to use some gold or silver in her pieces. Sparkly crystals and gemstones in jewel-tones are her favorites. Her designs have been published in Perlen Poesie, Beadwork and Bead and Button. She has taught and continues to teach at various studios and stores across the USA, Bead and Button Shows and Bead Guilds. It is a very gratifying experience for her to share her designs with fellow bead artists. To see more of her work, please visit Nchantme page on Facebook. Many kits and tutorials of her designs are available at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Nchantme.

Jayashree Paramesh
Maidens Circlet Maiden's Circlet
Curling tendrils created with cubic right angle weave swirl around a sparkling focal of Swarovski crystals in metal settings. This piece of beaded artwork can be worn as a bracelet around the wrist or an armlet up higher on the arm.

Melissa Grakowsky Shippee
Melissa is a published beadwork designer who teaches workshops internationally, contributes regularly to books and magazines, illustrates diagrams for other instructors, and has won awards for her bead artistry. She studied physics and art in college but turned her attention to beads when motherhood changed the direction of her life. Her publications and contributions include a full-length instructional beading book called I Can Herringbone, articles in Beadwork Magazine, Bead & Button Magazine, Bead Star Magazine, Perlen Poesie, and contributions to Beading All Stars. Melissa is currently a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year and a Starman Trendsetter. To view more of Melissa's designs, visit www.mgsdesigns.net.

Melissa Grakowsky Shippee