These Bead Fest Instructors will Help You Hone Your Skills | Beading

With more than 30 instructors and 100+ classes, you can take workshops with your favorite instructors at Bead Fest. Classes cover techniques from bead embroidery to metal clay, metalsmithing, polymer, and more. Plus, Master Classes are back! These special two-day workshops include daily breakfast, and a dinner with your instructor, along with other perks. This is your chance to dive deep into skills you want to learn or polish.

Shown above: Make a Statement design in progress. Image courtesy of Julie Sanford.

Meet our two Bead Fest instructors offering master classes: Julie Sanford and Edgar Lopez.

Learn Metalsmithing with Julie Sanford at Bead Fest
Register for Julie Sanford’s Mokume Gane – From Billet to Bench workshop and join the waitlist for her sold-out Make a Statement workshop.

Julie Sanford is an award-winning designer who has been creating and exhibiting artisan jewelry for over 30 years. Daughter of a rockhound, Julie Sanford started making jewelry as a teenager.

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‘We all want to feel good in the clothes we wear’

It’s not every night that a New York Fashion Week-styled show comes to Sioux Falls. And it’s not every night that show is inclusive of all bodies, abilities and experiences.

The “Style Show: A Runway to Empower,” hosted by Rare By Design, brought together the year-long vision of executive director and founder Kendra Gottsleben to have people with disabilities be visible in the community and to know they have a place within the world of fashion.

“Ultimately what I’m hoping people gain from this event is what seeing what true diversity looks like,” Gottsleben said. “So often when we talk about diversity, it’s always race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and people with disabilities are not often in that conversation. People with disabilities are the biggest minority group because it can cross all minorities.”

Kendra Gottsleben, the founder and executive director of Rare by Design, smiles as her fashion show comes to an end on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Kendra Gottsleben, the founder and executive director of Rare by Design, smiles as her fashion show comes

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On Your Computer All Day? Natural Solutions to Common Computer-induced Health Problems

As more people are spending more time on computers, we are developing more computer induced problems. More than 90 percent of computer and device users suffer from computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain. The symptoms include decreased or blurred vision, burning or stinging eyes, sensitivity to light, headaches, as well as back and neck pain.

Computers & Your Eyes

Eye fatigue caused by time spent on the computer is becoming an increasingly common problem. Bilberry is the greatest eye herb: it has been shown to help several eye conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Even the problems of the modern, fast-paced world are no match for it! Recent research shows that it can also help with computer induced eye fatigue. In the study, 83 people between the ages of 20 and 40 took either a placebo or 160 mg of bilberry extract three times a day

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The fashion & accessories firms leading the way in Covid-19

Nike and Foot Locker are among the companies best positioned to take advantage of future Covid-19 disruption in the fashion & accessories industry, our analysis shows.

The assessment comes from GlobalData’s Thematic Research ecosystem, which ranks companies on a scale of one to five based on their likelihood to tackle challenges like Covid-19 and emerge as long-term winners of the fashion & accessories sector.

The table below shows how GlobalData analysts scored the biggest companies in the fashion & accessories industry on their Covid-19 performance.

The final column in the table represents the overall score given to that company when it comes to their current Covid-19 position relative to their peers. A score of five indicates that a company is a dominant player in this space, while companies that score less than three are vulnerable to being left behind. These can be read fairly straightforwardly.

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