Sunday, April 20, 2014

Jenny Schu: Beadweaver Extraordinaire

Jenny Schu of East Lansing, MI
Jenny's trademark
beadwoven leaves.

An incredibly delicate beaded glove by Jenny Schu.

Jenny Schu was the guest speaker at the guild meeting on April 2, 2014, and arrived with beautiful pieces of beadwoven jewelry and handwoven wall pieces.  Her PowerPoint presentation and talk illustrated how she began as a child to learn how to bead and weave beads, to studying fiber/textiles at the University of Michigan.  

Her inventiveness is shown by the myriad studies she's done in making an initially flat beadwoven fabric into three dimensions with added 3-D leaves and other shapes.  She is now also working beyond jewelry to beadwoven hangings incorporated into her doubleweave pick-up wall pieces (illustrated in the previous post prior to the meeting).  

An excellent speaker and teacher, she has her work at Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI, and will be teaching at the MLH summer workshops at Hope College, Holland, MI, during August ( for workshop info/registration) and at Intercholen Arts Academy this summer.

Jenny Schu's necklaces, bracelets,
and ornamental beadweaving.

Jenny Schu's bangles, bracelets, and wrist cuffs.