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A String of Beads

Fireworks necklace by Lesley Silver
Fireworks glass necklace by Lesley Silver


This exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the annual Beads Day.

Featuring 29 selected artists who represent the diversity of beadmaking in the UK today, from well-established names to relative newcomers to the art. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue written by Pauline Holt and available from the Museum gift shop.  

Snowdonia Mountain Tree bead by Claire Morris
Snowdonia Mountain Tree bead by Claire Morris


The participating artists are:

Catherine Arrowsmith, Sarah Brown (The Tartan Trout), Ingrid Brunt, Madeline Bunyan, Julie Anne Denton, Diana East, Geraldine Kaminski, Ilsa Fatt, Julie Fountain (Lush Lampwork), Helen Gorick (Helen G Beads), Becky Haywood (Chameleon Designs), Carol Hennahane, Pauline Holt (Jazzylily), Sarah Jones, Judith Johnston, Phoebe Joy, Barbara Mason, John Mason, Gay Massender (GaysieMay), Marlene Minhas (Glassygear), Claire Morris (Rowanberry Designs), Manda Muddimer (Mangobeads), Keren Panthaki, Lesley Silver (Beadsashore), Mandy Southan, Suzie Sullivan, Charlotte Verity, Sue Webb and Amy Whittingham. 

Buttercups and Daisies necklace by Pauline Holt
Buttercups and Daisies necklace by Pauline Holt


The exhibition opens on the 10th Beads Day on 10 May.  Visitors to the event will be able to buy work directly from bead and jewellery makers, including five of the participating artists - Julie Anne Denton, Pauline Holt, Phoebe Joy, Barbara Mason and Marlene Minhas.

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