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WELCOME TO JERIBEADS
I am Jeri Warhaftig - bead artist, author, and teacher. I sell my work at bead shows and I regularly offer workshops for beginners and advanced beginners in my Northern New Jersey studio and at other venues. Together with my husband, Neil Fabricant, we manufacture and sell the "puffy mandrel" and lucite bead displays.
This website is home for my information, bead events, and samples of my creations. Hopefully you will find these pages and links of interest. Thanks for visiting.
After searching high and low for a supplier for one of my favorite and most used tools, I have given up and decided to just import them myself! They will be available in class for my students, and I will offer unsold tools through the website. So what is the "crucial" tool? I'm not quite ready to reveal that, but will post a photo of the mega order as soon as it is delivered and ready for sale!
Check out the August 2013 edition of the on-line magazine, Soda Lime Times, for my troubleshooting tips on hollow beads. I have also contributed a tutorial to Hot Glass for Cool Kids, a book of beadmaking tutorials that is an awesome fund raiser for Beads of Courage. Thanks to a generous and hardworking editorial team, all of the proceeds from the sales of this book go directly to Beads of Courage! The book can be ordered for electronic delivery through www.sodalimetimes.com!
Creating Glass Beads (Jeri's second book) is now available!!! For a limited time, every book ordered from JeriBeads will be signed and will ship with a free puffy mandrel !!
Jeri's new book contains 10 separate tutorials, each featuring a new bead and detailed, technique oriented instructions for industrious beginning and intermediate beadmakers. Each chapter includes a lovely gallery of other artist's work for inspiration. Most importantly, 14 members of the worldwide beadmaking community have explored and pre-tested the tutorials, providing their work, comments and insights as they progress along the learning curve.
Jeri's first book, Glass Bead Workshop was published in 2008 and explores exciting techniques such as copper inclusions, sandblasting and the use of puffy mandrels in the creation of hollow beads. The book provides a wealth of information and large galleries of eye candy!
For a limited time, in celebration of Jeri's new book, all website orders of her first book, Glass Bead Workshop, will be signed and will ship with a free puffy mandrel!!