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Materials Feature: Recycled Glass Beads

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Materials Feature: Recycled Glass Beads

African cultures have historically utilized recyclables and other second use items to create ornamental and decorative elements. These beads are part of an incredibly long history of recycled bead crafting.

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Embroidery Q&A with Designer Arielle Salkin

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Embroidery Q&A with Designer Arielle Salkin

"I get a lot of texture inspiration from nature and sometimes just very close-up looks at things people would often overlook... My embroideries often mimic these little moments of visual interest."

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