BCP 14 | The Glory Days of Beading with Jeannette Cook


jeannettepic Jeannette Cook is a nationally recognized bead artist and workshop instructor and owner of Beady Eyed Women®. She has been working with beads as an art form since 1968. Jeannette is one of the nation’s original beadwork instructors. Students have described her as: “Inspiring, fun, spirit freeing. Jeannette along with a former partner have written and self published six popular beading books. She has taught all over the US and in Japan, and her work has been published in numerous magazines in books.

In my interview with Jeannette, we discuss the early days of the beading business, her signature class called Mastering the Curl, and her experience using Big Cartel to sell her kits online. I hope you enjoy the interview.

Mastering the Curl by Jeannette Cook

Show Notes

Cityscape Cuff by Jeannette Cook

Cityscape Cuff by Jeannette Cook

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What do you think? I want to know what you think of “hippie style.” Are you drawn to bright, happy colors? If not, what colors resonate with you the most.
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  • avatar Sharon Wagner April 16, 2014, 10:40 am

    Thanks Mandi! Soon as I can download all your podcasts this is first on my list to listen to! Jeannette is a dear friend and my earliest bead mentor! She has had a profound impact on me and my beadwork path. I was drawn to Jeannette’s beadwork, because of her fearless use of color! You can see her continued influence in all my work. I always think of her when I weave with lovely bright colors, always remembering to find some strong contrast in the colors and or finishes! She is a true Empress of Beadwork.

  • avatar Mandi Ainsworth April 16, 2014, 12:05 pm

    Sharon, thank you so much for sharing! NanC Meinhardt and Marcia DeCoster were early mentors for me, and I appreciate them so much :)

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