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Date: Tuesday, August, 21, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.

The Delaware Valley Bead Society (DVBS) will sponsor Alice Heinzelman’s program “Intro to Bead Embroidery” on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 7pm in the Café of the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place - Building #1, Flemington, NJ. The program is free and open to the public, but non-members must pre-register.

Bead embroidery is a type of beadwork that uses a needle and thread to stitch beads to the surface of fabric, suede, or leather. Traditionally, bead embroidery has been used on clothing and decorative textiles. All kinds of jewelry can be created, including necklaces, bracelets and earrings as well as other wearable art. Heinzelman will cover the basics of bead embroidery, including stitches, and will discuss the process and show samples. There will not be any hands-on work or need for members to bring any supplies. However, attendees may bring any of their own bead embroidery.

A seasoned graphic artist and creative director, Heinzelman has experience that transcends many industries. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. In her opinion, attention to detail, excellent listening skills, and thoughtfulness are tantamount to being an extraordinary designer. She also experiments with photography, often shooting images and retouching product for use in social media marketing, packaging, and advertisements.

As a member of the DVBS, she designed and maintains the society’s website and social media presence. Heinzelman brings this attention to detail to her beadwork, teaching free-form bead embroidery. She does not plan her designs, instead preferring the serendipity of the process. The concrete, repetitive nature of this technique frees the imagination and lets the beads lead the way. To view her work, visit aliceheinzelman.wixsite.com/embellishingthestone

The program will be presented during the two-hour DVBS meeting To register, e-mail your name, address, phone number to odyssey5@ptd.net or call (908) 246-1231.


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