"Connecting scattered beads using a string of thread to form various colorful motifs... it is as if countless incidents and encounters existing individually in our lives are connected by a string called "meaning" forming a unique life of its own."
This a quote from book "Bead Embroidery Bag" by Reiko Matsukawa, our beloved bead teacher. Her book is available from our store. Please visit:
Camellia handbag (right page)
"Because I wanted to incorporate the taste of Japan for overseas students, I chose to embroider the camellia flower. Beads are only used for pollen and leaf veins. The background is filled with para or seed stitching technique to express a gentle atmosphere, like a Japanese painting." -Reiko Matsukawa