It’s a new season of Beads Baubles and Jewels.
We have 4 basic lessons for today’s show –
great for a beginner but also inspiring for the jewelry
pro. The first guest is Linda Augsburg. Most beginners
start with a bracelet but this bracelet begs the question,
“how did she do that”? Katie Hacker is up
next with our first how-to lesson; how to adjust the
length of your necklace. Judi Hendrix has the answer
to another basic lesson, “what glue do you use
for which project”? Today’s fashion focus
is chokers. Last up is author, Lynda Musante. She caters
to the beginner with multi cultural designs with her
newest book “Exquisite Beaded Jewelry.”
The world of fashion keeps changing but one thing that’s
always in style is beads and jewelry. You can’t
study today’s fashion without looking at history.
Doreen Stephens has a fashion history lesson with the
story of cloisonné yesterday and today. Katie Hacker
is right in style with our how-to feature on illusion
necklaces. Anna Nehs has a fashionable accessory for every
wrist, with or without a racket – a tennis bracelet.
Fashion focus is next. The last guest is a special and
very fashionable beading artist – Krystal Wick.
This program explores one of the most basic elements of
style: color. Judy Hendrix is our color expert with her
trusty tool – a color wheel. Our bead lesson with
Katie Hacker is all about crimping. Mindy Brooks shows
an unconventional use of color. Our fashion focus is multiples,
mixing and matching color. Lastly, the feature designer
is Margot Potter. She has an eclectic style all her own
with an emphasis on color.
It’s easy to make gifts for girlfriends and family
but what about making something special for the men in
your life? Linda Augsburg has a great technique for making
cufflinks. Katie’s beading lesson explores beading
wire – the right wire for the right project. Iliana
McGrath knots her way to a great men’s bracelet.
Our fashion focus is wine charms. Last up, Stephanie Girdlestone
has a technique that’s perfect for men’s or
women’s jewelry pieces – metal clay.
Learn all about semi-precious stones on this program.
They come in every color of the rainbow and every shape,
from polished to natural. Today’s designers have
used a variety of stones to achieve some very unique designs.
First up, Katie Hacker who is usually our how-to designer
shows us some of the designs she’s known for including
a special touch using Swarovski crystals. Then Katie is
back with a simple lesson on necklace lengths. Mindy Brooks
uses gemstones in different sizes for a unique multi strand
necklace. The fashion focus is on beaded baskets and accessories.
Last up, Tamara Honaman has a unique eye glass holder
made from fluorite.
It used to be the long, dangly earrings were only for
dress up but in today’s fashion world anything goes.
Linda Augsburg is up first with cones and chains for a
three drop earring. Katie’s beading lesson features
chandelier earrings. Doreen Stephens tells us all about
glass beads, not just for earrings but for every jewelry
project. The fashion focus is linear earrings. And last
up Katie Hacker has Swarovski crystal earrings.
When it comes to metal there are a lot of choices as far
as styles or design, brushed or polished, and even types
of findings. Stephanie Girdlestone is the first guest
with jump ring jewelry. Katie’s beading lesson is
about using chain. Michele DeFay wasn’t content
to use just silver and gold – she’s added
copper too. The fashion focus is using long necklaces
and “y” necklaces on clothing. Last up, Mindy
Brooks combines chain in gold and silver and a surprise
element for a great bracelet.
Pins have been around forever but they’ve become
a new jewelry staple. They’re everywhere; on sweaters,
jackets, scarves and handbags. So, don’t be shy
about “broaching’ the subject. Linda Augsburg
makes sure your brooch gets seen with our first project;
tear drop gemstones and copper leaf stampings form beautiful
flowers. Katie Hacker’s tip features coordinating
accessories using memory wire. Tamara Honaman creates
a sparkly bracelet to wear with a favorite pin or all
by itself. The fashion focus does a little treasure hunting
for vintage pins. Last up, we have 2 new designers and
their own business Juju Beads.
Beading is today’s focus; actual weaving of beads
to create patterns and designs. The first step is choosing
a loom with Marlynn McNutt. Katie Hacker talks about
storage for all of those tiny beads. Mindy Brooks shows
us beautiful flowers created from seed beads. The fashion
focus takes a look at some uses for beads on clothing.
And last up, Michele DeFay has a surprise – beads
that only look like you made them on a loom!
If the perfect necklace makes the perfect outfit it
only stands to reason that multiple strands would be
even better. There are so many different techniques
for creating multiple strand pieces. The first guest,
Tamara Honaman has multiple strands and a multi drop
with all sorts of different elements including shells.
Katie Hacker shows us how to use spacers to separate
strands and keep them even. Anna Nehs chooses beautiful
green stones for an elegant multi strand necklace. The
fashion focus is various even and uneven multi strands
and when to use them. Michele DeFay combines copper
and white for a unique piece.
Discover all of the new stringing materials and add
texture to beading and jewelry projects. Judy Hendrix
has been doing some shopping for unique new cording.
Katie’s tip is all about working with leather.
Iliana McGrath features leather. What could be quicker
than a pendant on leather? Our fashion focus features
cord for a novelty accessory. And last up Linda Augsburg
shows us how to cover silk cord using chain.
Sometimes making jewelry is all about accessorizing
but sometimes it’s all about making a statement
that gets a unique pendant noticed. Tamara Honaman makes
a statement with a beautiful flower. Katie’s lesson
is all about clasps. You want the right clasp to secure
a pendant. Anna Nehs features amber in her design. The
fashion focus is home décor. Michele DeFay features
unique pendants and drops.
Beading is such an important part of the whole jewelry
trend so we’ve devoted a second program to some
unique techniques. Anna Nehs shares her beading expertise
with amazing beaded eggs. Katie takes us back to basics
and a last look at stringing materials. Learn about
the power of hope with kits designed in honor of a special
woman featuring the red dress and pink ribbon. Our fashion
focus is wearables. Judy Hendrix is our feature artist
with a beaded cabochon.