Global Project 2022:
International Beading Week – Norgard Designs Global Project
An introduction by Professor Karen ‘Sam’ Norgard:
“Hi, I’m Sam Norgard. First, let me thank the Bead Workers Guild and all involved in making Bead Week 2022 a success. I’d also like to thank my team: specifically, Anvi Shah, Prof. Dawn Peterson, Carol Geraghty and Prof. Emeritus, Deborah Mosch. This is our third event: “Triangle Love”.
How we do this:
We post a series of Lessons and a series of Lectures available here. The Lessons are there to help you learn design, technique and planning. The Lectures are there for you to enjoy while you bead. This year’s topic for the Lectures is “Process and Inspiration”.
Thank you to the volunteers who donate time and precious personal knowledge to this series. I am sure you will enjoy them!
Sam came to understand that she had teaching to trade. Instead of asking for money for learning she trades education for joining in the making of components for a large global work. For triangle frames donated to the larger work we will be asking that you follow the lessons showing you how to make the frames and what color ways to follow. We also ask that you include three rows of beads on one side of the triangle. By watching the lessons this will be made clear.
Learning design and process: Taught through videos as we did last summer available here.
Our Design Focus:
Unity, movement as well as pattern are our guiding principles and color is an important element.
- In Triangle Love, we are teaching a linear space frame form: a triangle frame. We will show you how to make the form and how to think through pattern making and color. We learned the basic concept of making triangle frames through working with Kate McKinnon (Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, (aka CGB). Participating artists will retain the triangle tool from which the form is launched and may send in one or more of the triangle frames that will be made into a larger work.
- For pieces donated to the larger work we ask that you include rows (one or more) of red (any red) beads on one (or more) side(s) of the triangle frame.
Lessons for Triangle Love:
Taught through video available here.
- Our team has created the lessons to teach you the form and to share ideas on pattern making and color.
- Introduction by Sam Norgard.
- Making the Triangle Frame Form by Sam Norgard.
- Understanding color and our choice of colors for Triangle Love by Deb Mosch and Sam Norgard.
- Thinking through Stripes by Carol Romano Geraghty.
- How to make flower for patterns.
- How to make zigzags and Plan your Work by Anvi Shah.
Special thank you to Prof. Dawn Peterson and Alex Reed Tulin for all the work that makes this possible.
Lectures for Triangle Love:
Taught through video available here.
- We seek volunteers who would like to create lectures that become part of our archive. Lecturers are honored experienced artists who graciously share their knowledge.
- This year’s Topic: Process and Inspiration: Individual bead artists give us their views.
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- If you are new to beading, Norgard Designs has opened the Lucas Learns area. This is for newbies! We suggest you order the Off Loom Starter Lesson: Peyote Ring lesson as it will give you a great background to move into working with the global project.
Where to mail your donations of the triangle frame forms:
IBW: Triangle Love
Carol Romano Geraghty
74 Barony Lane
Hilton Head SC 29928
Donate: We have started a donations area. We are in need of support! We are striving to employ beaders to assemble the All Colors project. If you are able please donate, no amount is too small.
July 20, 2022