Encounters beaded flowers in New York in 1989, and begins lessons. Publishes “Kurashi wo Irodoru Bead Flower” in 2004 and portfolio “Candy Garden no Sekai” in 2009. Establishes the Japan Beaded Flowers Association in 2011, and takes the role as chairman. Exhibits works in 2013 Japan Expo in Paris. Recipient of multiple awards such as for the Swarovski’ s Design Contest and the Beads Biennale Awards. The creator of the world’ biggest beaded flower “Cherry Blossom of Hope” with three million beads. A pioneer of beaded flowers in Japan.
Bead flowers are an Italian craft that threads 2 mm glass beads through dedicated colored wire, and tailoring each petal and leaf to its final shape.
Each glass flower is uniquely hand-made with beautiful luster and free design. It is also possible to create three-dimensional bead flowers by combining various techniques.
The beauty and artistry is highly appraised and beaded flowers can be produced for a wide range of life settings from seasonal flowers to wedding bouquets.
The world’s first bouquet made of luminous beads is a must-see.
Minako Shimonagase's Artworks
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