Artist, graphic designer/art director, musician and color expert Margie Deeb is the first artist/author to publish books on color specifically addressing the challenges presented by working with beads. Her books include the popular The Beader's Guide to Color and The Beader's Color Palette, which the Library Journal voted the Best Craft How-To book of 2009. Margie discussed her approach to color on a 2008 episode of the PBS TV show "Beads, Baubles and Jewels."
Twice a year she publishes the invaluable Color Report for Bead & Jewelry Designers, in conjunction with Pantone® the world's global color authority.
Her passion for color and movement is the driving force in all her creations. In addition to her visual arts in oils, watercolor and charcoal, she is also a musican. She works with all kinds of beading methods, including on- and off-loom weaving and stringing. She is most known for her fantastically colorful loom-woven pieces.
Margie conducts beading and color courses for artists, interior designers, knitters, beaders, and jewelry designers throughout the US and Canada. Her art is featured in galleries across the country and in many books, including One Big Beautiful Bead by Sarah McConnell, 500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork, Findings & Finishings by Sharon Bateman, and Beading On A Loom by Don Pierce, and Beading Across America: Jewelry Inspiration from Coast to Coast (Kalmbach Publishing, Spring 2011).
Her free monthly color column, "Margie's Muse", is available on her website. She produces a free graphically enhanced podcast, "Margie Deeb's Color Celebration," available on iTunes. Subscription to her free monthly e-newsletter (filled with valuable color information) is available on her website.
Her articles appear in Bead & Button and Beadwork magazines, and she writes a regular color column in Step-by-Step Beads and on the Soft Flex website. Visit Margie's website
for her books, patterns, jewelry, inspiration and more.
View her Galleries here:
Lilac Breasted Roller
Dome of the Rock
• The Bead Artists' First, Only, and Complete Source for Color Mastery