[Artist Story- 05] Beading is a pain relief for me-Flepi

[Artist Story- 05] Beading is a pain relief for me-Flepi

With beads and a little time and imagination you can do everything you want, it's an unlimited source of pain relief and joy.

[Artist Story- 04] Life To My Creativity-Christopher Tang

[Artist Story- 04] Life To My Creativity-Christopher Tang

How I started beading. I remember making bead patterns as a kid during summer camps and such. I made the usual star patterns that just followed the outlines with different colors. Nothing fancy like Mario stars or faces. One day I was at a milk tea shop, and I saw a Charmander, Pikachu, and Squirtle made out of beads sitting at the top of a cabinet. My girlfriendat the time loves pokemon and I knew those would be the coolest little gifts that I could make for her and try to make other things...

[Artist Story- 03] Julie Heinemann- Once black, turned colorful

[Artist Story- 03] Julie Heinemann- Once black, turned colorful

My story to begin with, is not so colorful... I was a bruised child, suffering from the shame and dark secrets of being sexually assaulted at only 6 years old... I never told anyone back then... covering up and hiding myself from the world. Most of my memories from childhood is gone, my mind depressing it all, to protect me just a bit. I grew up, more and more alone. At home, my father hit me, at school, the other children bullied me... I only really found peace in my head, doing creative s...

[Artist Story- 02] Matthew Phelan-Mattyperler's worldwide journey

[Artist Story- 02] Matthew Phelan-Mattyperler's worldwide journey

I wanted my piece to stand out and be the best piece i have ever built.  My biggest piece before this was 6600 beads but this one was looking at over 20,000 beads.  I got as many colours as i could from Artkal for it so i could get as much detail as possible and set out on this task.  Surprisingly it only took me about 20 hours to finish over about 4-5 days.  The final piece was finished and displayed in the civic theatre as part of the Alzheimer's exhibition.

[Artist Story- 01]     David Nilsson- I quit drinking successfully by beading hobby

[Artist Story- 01] David Nilsson- I quit drinking successfully by beading hobby

“My name is David Nilsson and 2017 marks 10 years for me as a creator of bead art.  Growing up I always loved video games and played everything I could get my hands on. I decided to try these beads we had at work. I started out by making sprites from the Super Mario video games I loved as a kid and I was instantly hooked! I made all kinds of things from my favorite games and it soon evolved and I started to make portraits of my family, friends, and celebrities...”