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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thank you Eva Maria Keiser!

I am a ballroom dancewear designer by day, but after dinner, I play with beads.  Through my beadwork, I have met a most remarkable woman, Eva Maria Keiser.  She is a beader, designer, and artist extraordinaire, with a phenomenal understanding of three dimensional structural beadwork. Those amazing pieces bannered across the top of her blog are part of her Chess Piece Series, but beyond that they are also vessels! (Go ahead, use this link and check them out,  I'll wait! Scroll down to see them all)  She creates astonishing jewelry, which she refers to as "Adornment" that is truely alive in all three dimensions, as these recent pieces attest, something I really admire as a dancewear designer.  And if this artistic brilliance were not sufficient, she is also a super blogger, posting daily with tutorials, beautiful beadwork, and introductions to the best beaders in the world.  She knows everybody, and features bead artists and their work in many ways.

 One of my favorites among her regular features is her Artist Colorway Series.  She examines an artist's work carefully, and assembles a color plot, which she displays alongside the work.  Today, she is featuring one of my ballgowns and I am so very honored.   I believe that my costume design work and my bead design work are linked, and I really appreciate her recognition of that as well.  Please visit her blog, and check it out!  She featured another of my pieces last year, and I am truely honored.
You can see more of Eva Maria's own breathtaking work in the soon-to-be-published book,

and read about her personal innovations and style, along with seeing some wonderful eye candy!  I cannot wait for my copy to arrive, and highly recommend this book.

 So this little post is a big THANK YOU, to a woman who promotes bead art and artists every day.  Here's to you Eva Maria, for all you do for the world wide bead community.  You are an inspiration.


  1. Yes Eva is an amazing woman and artist. Suzanne Golden is also an extraordinary woman. Both friends of mine. This is a great post.

  2. Dear Marsha,

    Thank you so much for the overwhelming support of my work and sharing my blog and the upcoming book. I am a huge fan of the fabulous innovative designs incorporating beadwork created by yourself, particularly the vibrant colorways.

    -Eva Maria