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BEADED FLOWER

Coloring Hearts and Lives with Bead Flowers

Bead flowers are an Italian craft that threads 2 mm glass beads through dedicated colored wire, and tailoring each petal and leaf to its final shape.
Each glass flower is uniquely hand-made with beautiful luster and free design. It is also possible to create three-dimensional bead flowers by combining various techniques.
The beauty and artistry is highly appraised and beaded flowers can be produced for a wide range of life settings from seasonal flowers to wedding bouquets.
The world’s first bouquet made of luminous beads is a must-see.

ARTIST

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MINAKO SHIMONAGASE

Encounters beaded flower in New York in 1989, and begins lessons. Publishes "Kurashi wo Irodoru Beaded Flower" in 2004 and portfolio "Candy Garden no Sekai" in 2009. Establishes the Japan Beaded Flowers Association in 2011, and takes the role as chairman. Exhibits works in 2016 World Art Dubai. Recipient of multiple awards such as for the Swarovski’ s Design Contest and the Beads Biennale Awards. The creator of the world’ biggest beaded flower “Cherry Blossom of Hope” with three million beads. A pioneer of beaded flower in Japan.

Cherry blossom
Cherry blossom
Japanese maple | fall foliage
 
Japanese maple | fall foliage
Flying into the sky Black&White
Flying into the sky Black&White
Flying into the sky
Cherry blossom of hope
Cherry blossom of hope
Spirea
Spirea

EXHIBITIONS

High artisan exhibition "YouNique Artigianalità D'eccellenza"
16th-17th November 2019, Lugano Switzerland

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Artisan exhibition "25°Edition - Artigianato e Palazzo"
16th-19th May 2019, Florence Italy

Minako Shimonagase took 1st place in "Premio Perseo" and 2nd in "Premio del Comitato Promotore"
Exhibited 3 new beaded flowers by Conterier Venetian Beeds made in the 18 century
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Joint exhibition "ORE FIORI ANIMALI" with Aprosio&co
16th-17th November 2018, Florence Italy

Collaborated exhibition with Ornella Aprosio who has over 25 years of carrior as a beaded designer
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VIDEO

NEWS

Flower Forever

The works of minako shimonagase "cherry blossom of hope" on the book "Flower Forever" by Ragnar Levi


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Ragnar Levi is a Swedish author, award‐winning science journalist and a long‐time collector of beaded flowers from Italy, France and elsewehere. His book ”Flower Forever – Bead Craft from France and Venice” is the first of its kind. With a background in medicine and a sensitive eye for the fragility and transient nature of the human body, Dr. Levi took an early interest in this delicate and elaborate handicraft where flowers are immortalized as memorial objects. Teaming up with the flower photographer Edvard Koinberg, the author created a unique and heart-warming book about a lost cultural heritage from the Europe of days long past.
See www.flowerforever.se

CONTACT

 
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