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Featured Designer of the Week

 
 Each week the Art Bead Scene features a Designer of the Week. 
One of our editors picks her favorite from the Monthly Challenge entries.
This week’s featured designer is Backstory Beads.

Here is what ABS editor Erin Prais-Hintz had to say about her design:
 

“Anyone who can wrangle seed beads into something that is this stunning deserves a pat on the back. I am utterly amazed at the beautiful pattern that she created and I love the swirly focal bead from Marsha Neal and the way it is integrated into the design.”

Here is Karin’s blog post describing her entry and the way a chance meeting with a chocolate bar helped to save the day!

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  1. Reply
    JeannieK
    July 30, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    High Five Karin! Beautiful!

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    A Half-Baked Notion
    July 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I was blown away when I saw this last week. I am so NOT a beader and I cannot imagine having the patience Karin showed (especially after so many false starts).

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    Lynda
    July 31, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Such a beautiful outcome from perseverance and patience! Love this design and it's references to the painting in colors and pattern. Kudos!

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    BackstoryBeads
    July 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Thanks to all who left comments here and on my blog. I think we were all doubly inspired this month – both by the Picasso and by the opportunity to send out a little encouragement to families through the Global Genes Project.

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