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.
Beaded flowers are 2mm glass beads that are threaded one by one with a specific type of wire to create three dimensional flowers. The forever sparkling flowers can be arranged however preferred to make an expressive arrangement with intricate formation. 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
blooming in profusion
w570 d150 h570