Castro Valley Library

Bead Dazzled! by library1.5
Thursday, June 18, 2009, 9:09 am
Filed under: Displays, Libraries

bead displayCastro Valley resident artist Cheryl  Archer displays some of her beautiful original beadwork creations in the large display case in the Library lobby through the end June.

Beading is one of the most popular hobbies in the U.S. and the fastest growing craft for the those under 35 (Interweave Press)  The hobby requires wire, wire cutters, an assortment of beads and closures to create an endless assortment of  jewelry and decorative pieces. Bead stores are scattered throughout the Bay Area, including right here in Castro Valley. The Library’s assorted books about beading enjoy a brisk circulation. Cheryl’s display shows the work of a seasoned hobbyist.  The turquoise creation in the top right corner has 14 components, including shell, bone and Austrian crystals.

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