Jeweled Lace - BEANILE

BEANILE is an original art form rooted in the old,
traditional crafts of knotting and beading.
It rediscovers and explores the basic features of both:
- beads have to be threaded to become a decoration,
- knots hold and arrange beads into ornamental compositions.
- These arrangements become one of a kind jewelry and accessories.

It all started in mid 1980s in St.Petersburg, Russia (former Leningrad, USSR)
when a group of enthusistic fiber artists decided to revive tatting.
In the processs one of these fiber artists Nina Libin looking for a method
to create a lace-like beadwork, has realised that tatting is a perfect technique to organize beads
into sparkling lace or use knots and tatting patterns to hold beads in open beadwork.

Within months the 'bead-knot' composition evolved
as a new art form - BEANILE.

Thirty years later there is a large collection of jewelry and accessories
in BEANILE Lace and the library of books and patterns on the subject.

Skill Mill NYC at 949 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
offers Tatting 101 and Essential Bead Tatting in
their variety of classes.