Bead Soup Blog Party: About my Partner

 This is my first time participating in the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson .  This is the sixth party Lori has organized. There are three different reveal dates.  I am in the first group which reveals on July 28.  The other reveal dates are August 11 and 25.
My partner is Hilary Frye of http://www.fryestyle.com. Hilary makes jewelry and art quilts in beautiful colors. She has a B.A. in art education from Iowa State University and is an artist, instructor, and designer.
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About ingetraud

I make lampwork beads and jewelry. My other interests include traveling, reading, hiking, and collecting art and handcrafted items, especially pottery. I have always loved handmade things and have collected hand-thrown pottery since I was a teenager. I have done stained glass and weaving. I had been stringing beads into necklaces for a while when I attended a clay and glass show in Palo Alto. There was a beadmaker there whose work I fell in love with. I bought one bead to make into a necklace and decided I wanted to learn how to make glass beads. I took my first beadmaking class from Jackie Marr in Santa Cruz. After taking another class from Katie Stuart in Santa Barbara I set up my own studio and have not looked back. Beadmaking is like meditation for me. What has kept me interested is that there is always some new technique or color combination to learn or try. I have taken advanced classes from Sally Prasch, Marjorie Langston, Holly Cooper, Shirley Cook, Dolly Ahles, J.C. Herrill, Kristen Franzten Orr, Amy Waldman Smith, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Astrid Riedel, Amanda Muddimer, Melanie Moertel, Angela Meier, and Jennifer Geldard. I love combining my love of beadmaking and traveling by taking classes away from home. Last September I got to attend a bead symposium in Wertheim, Germany. I took a bead lining class and watched many demos. I am married and have one son, age 26. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Los Gatos and Scotts Valley, California.
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4 Responses to Bead Soup Blog Party: About my Partner

  1. Lori says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog Ingetraud! I’m looking forward to the BSBP (my 2nd) and will pop back for sure to see your soup and reveal.

  2. Hilary is awesome — I had dinner with her and some other ladies at Bead and Button and she’s hilarious!

    • ingetraud says:

      She sent me a great bead soup. I’ll be posting about it today. Bead and Button sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe I’ll go next year if I have enough miles. I enjoy BABE-Bay Area Bead Extravaganza. It’s in Oakland in the fall. Inge

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