Images above from my fieldwork in China are Copyright Valerie Hector 2011-2013. All Rights Reserved.  Please do not reproduce any of them online or in print without written first obtaining my written permission.  Thank you.

Selected Publications Written (or Co-edited) by Valerie Hector:

2017

  • Craftspeople in Their Own Words (Hardcover Print Edition). Edited by David Bacharach, Valerie Hector, Ken Girardini, and Susan Levi-Goerlich. The hardcover print edition of this book, which benefits CERF (Craft Emergency Relief Fund) may be ordered online for $49.95 on the CERF website here. The hardcover edition is not available elsewhere. (To learn how CERF helped me recover from the theft of all my work in March 2014, click here.)
  • Mainland Chinese Export Beadwork, by Valerie Hector. Beads: The Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers Vol. 29, pp. 59-75.  To learn more about the contents of Volume 29 (or to order a copy for $15.00), please visit the SBR website.

2016

  • Craftspeople In Their Own Words. Edited by David Bacharach, Valerie Hector, Ken Girardini, and Susan Levi-Goerlich. Cokeysville, MD: Craft Community Press. (Digital version, $9.95, published on Amazon.com on May 6, 2016. To order the digital book on Amazon, click here). 
  • Bead Netting and Plaiting Techniques in the Peranakan World, by Valerie Hector. Beads: The Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers Vol. 28, pp. 66-91. To read this article online courtesy of Beads Editor Karlis Karklins, please click here
  • Review of Floor Kaspers' Beads from Germany: Idar-Obarstein, Lauscha, Neugablonz, by Valerie Hector.  Beads: The Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers Vol. 28. 

2013

  • Chinese Bead Curtains, Past and Present, by Valerie Hector.  Beads: The Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers Vol. 25, pp. 40-71. To read this article online courtesy of Beads Editor Karlis Karklins, please click here
  • Review of Zhongguo gudai zhuzi (Chinese Ancient Beads) by Zhu Xiaoli, Nanning, Guanxi: Guangxi Fine Arts Publishing House, 2010, by Valerie Hector. Beads: The Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers Vol. 25, pp. 101-104. To read this review online courtesy of Beads editor Karlis Karklins, please click here
  • Twentieth Century Chinese Glass Bead Curtains, by Valerie Hector. Borneo Bead Conference Journal, pp. 79-100.

 2007                           

  •  Proceedings of the International Conference on Beads and Beads 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. Edited by Jamey Allen and Valerie Hector. Istanbul: Kadir Has University. 

 2005                          

  • The Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design, by Valerie Hector. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications.

2004                            

  • The Maturing of a Medium:  Contemporary Beadwork in Europe and America, by Valerie Hector.  Surface Design Journal 2(3), pp. 6-11.

1998                            

  • Doubling Up: South African Double-Faced Weaves (co-authored with Alice Scherer). Beadwork 1(3), 22-26.         

 1997                           

  •  Prosperity, Reverence and Protection: an Introduction to Asian Beadwork, by Valerie Hector. Beads: The Journal of the Society of Bead Researchers  7 (1995), pp. 3-36.       
  •  Master Class: Polygon Weave and Its Variations, by Valerie Hector. Ornament 21 (2), pp. 67-70.  

 

Selected Publications that reference Valerie Hector and/or her work:

2012

  • Style Makers and Makers of Style.  American Craft, Sept/Oct., pp. 79-85.
  • One of a Kind: Independent Designers are Making their Mark in the World of Jewelry Making, by Tammy Lytle for USA Today. American Life: Women’s Health, Spring/Summer, p. 67-68.

2009

  • The History of Beads from 100,000 B.C. to the Present, by Lois Sherr Dubin. Second revised edition. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2009.
  • Craft Picks: The American Craft Exposition Celebrates 25 Years of Uniting Collectors with the Creations They Covet, by Abigail Foerstner. North Shore 32 (8), pp. 5, 99-101.
  • These Hands Tell a Story: 25 Years of Handcrafted Art. Evanston, IL: The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals.

2008

  • Masters: Beadweaving, Major Works by Leading Artists, by Carol Wilcox Wells. Ed. by Ray Hemachandra. Asheville: Lark Books, Inc..
  • The Art of the Bead: Four Unique Approaches to Beadwork, by Gerry Davies and Tina Wojtkielo Snyder, in MJSA Journal 3 (9)pp. 28-36.

2007

2006

  • Bead artist, bead scholar: Valerie Hector balances the demands of two callings, by Pam O’Connor, in Bead & Button, August, pp. 110-114.

2005

  • 500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork, by Carol Wilcox Wells. Asheville: Lark Books, Inc.

2001

  • Valerie Hector, by Deborah Krupenia. American Craft 61 (2), April/May, pp. 62ff.

2000

  • The Smithsonian Craft Show 2000, by Diane M. Bolz. Smithsonian 31 (2), pp. 6, 91.

1999

  • East Meets West, by Jan Shepherd, The Boston Globe Magazine, Nov. 28, p. 56.
  • The Very Fiber of Her Being,” by Lynda McDaniel. Lapidary Journal 53 (3), p. 26 ff.

1994

  • 1994 Exhibition in Print.  Metalsmith (cover).

1992

  • The Year of the American Craft, 1993. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.

1992

  • The New Beadwork, by Kathlyn Moss and Alice Scherer. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 

Above: images of beadwork from my 2016 article "Bead Netting and Plaiting Techniques in the Peranakan World." (Article may be viewed at no charge by clicking the link provided at the top of this page.) These images are Copyright Valerie Hector 2016. All Rights Reserved.  Please do not post them online or reproduce them in print media without first receiving my written permission.