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Wings & Stings July Picks

Wings & Stings July Picks 0

Last month we featured a very small selection of our favorites from the Wings & Stings challenge prior to the final judging that will be announced by August 1st. We wanted to select some more pieces for you to take a closer look at for the month of July!
Wings & Stings June Picks

Wings & Stings June Picks 2

Take a look at the preview of some of the Directors' personal selections of the amazing array of artwork submitted for our first MOB Challenge: Wings & Stings!
Conversation with the Artist: Laura McCabe

Conversation with the Artist: Laura McCabe 0

Laura McCabe is a primarily self-taught beadweaver with an education in historical costume reproduction and restoration, and anthropology. She produces elaborately beaded body adornment and sculpture that combines Native American, African, and Victorian beadweaving techniques with modern materials and color schemes.
History of Beads: A Brief Peek into Prehistory

History of Beads: A Brief Peek into Prehistory 0

Beads have been an integral part of human adornment since the dawn of time and can tell us a myriad of stories about our beliefs, practices, and movements across the globe. 

Beading Traditions: Huichol 0

The beading style known as Huichol (pronounced wet-chol) is generally ascribed to a process of covering a 3-dimensional form in a single layer of beads, like a mosaic, but with distinctive patterns using geometric shapes and bright colors. In fact, this artistic style is called so because of the group of people whose long standing traditions developed, and still produce, these beautiful pieces or art.