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Beads, Baubles and Jewels

Beads, Baubles and Jewels

You already love beading and now you'll love watching Beads Baubles, and Jewels. Beading is a trend in fashion, accessories and home decor. Seemingly, you can't open a fashion magazine, or stroll down the aisles of a store without seeing beads. Beading is culturally diverse, echoing designs from all over the world. Beading is the easy way to accessorize clothing or decor with personal expression. And that is what Beads Baubles, and Jewels is all about: education, inspiration, and personal expression.

Latest Episodes

Sometime all we need is a walk outside to jump start our creativity. A simple breath of fresh air clears our head and allows to ideas to form. Nature all by itself is inspiring. Today Nealay Patel uses the branches of a tree to prompt a design for a necklace. Then leaves motivate Candie Cooper to create fringed leather leaf earrings. Finally Tammy Honaman has peyote with a twist.

Make movement part of the story. Author and artist Candie Cooper uses a tassel-maker to create tassels in a variety tones and textures. Then, Katie makes gorgeous crystal earrings using the same settings used by high-end costume jewelry manufacturers.

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Mon Aug 5th, 11:30am
Mon Aug 5th, 5:30pm

Do you consider yourself a jewelry artist? Is jewelry your hobby or day to day job? What happens when your hobby and leisure activity becomes a real business, how does that change your style? This episode explores 2 aspects of making jewelry making your career. First Robin Kramer offers suggestions for developing a booth; what components you need for a successful venue to sell your creations. Then Brenda Schweder shares her tips for making live videos - an integral part of marketing your work to a larger audience online and thru social media.

Artists approach materials in creative ways by taking a fresh look. We begin with a look at dichroic glass beads. Then artist syndee holt is back with clay in a new format; liquid rather than solid. Candie Cooper finishes up with a necklace inspired by the months of the year and their corresponding gemstone for a beautiful gift.

Blogger Andrew Thornton talks about drawing inspiration from your art and turning your hobby into a business. Then, he shares one of his favorite new jewelry making techniques on making decorative end caps using epoxy clay. Katie's Beading Lesson is about using beaded chain for an easy necklace.

Inspiration doesn't always come easy for artists. Sometimes premade "helpers" get our message across. We begin with our feature bead style - today is ceramics. Then artist, Eva Sherman starts out with a premade metal cuff to display mokume gane polymer. Artist, Candie Cooper is next with a paisley pendant aided by a die cut. Finally Tamara Honaman shows how to solder with premade bezel blanks.

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