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Leatherworking has deep roots in the Old West. Author Melissa Cable shows how to create a rippled bracelet from a leather strip and embellish with beads. In her second segment, she creates a studded leather bracelet.  In Katie’s Beading Lesson, learn to wrap wire around stones to create a ring or bracelet.


Heirloom Cabochons
Using colorful fabric, blogger Mandi Ainsworth fashions cabochons to create heirlooms using a new twist on traditional techniques.  Mandi makes a bezel with seed beads to create timeless pendants, bracelets and necklaces.  Katie shows how to tie knots in leather strips to create a fashion-forward necklace.


Bead Weaving
Sleepless Beader Leslie Rogalski shows her contemporary take on the traditional method of bead weaving on a loom.  Using a variety of threads, cords and large beads, Leslie creates unconventional, trendy jewelry using traditional stitching. Katie shares tips for storing and organizing beading supplies.


Metal Stamping and Spiral Wire Wrapping
As she crafts a cuff bracelet from metal, author and instructor Lisa Niven Kelly shows how to size, stamp and shape a bracelet for fit and fashion.  Inspired by the Spirograph™ and string art popular in days-gone-by, she creates a beautiful wire-wrapped pendant.  In Katie’s Beading Lesson, learn to make a leather wrap bracelet.


Wire Coiling
Inventor Sandra Lupo uses the ancient art of wire coiling to make wire-wrapped cones for end caps, tassel toppers and other creative embellishments.  Learn to create a Kumihimo board to create a braid finished with cones and a clasp.  Katie shows how to make a riveted leather strap bracelet with crystals.


Brick Stitch Jewelry
Colorful brick stitch creations are simple and easy to expand as your skills improve. Francie Broadie shows how to use this popular stitch to make large, lightweight earrings for summer fun or holidays. Francie takes the mystery out of making the Slip and Slide bracelet using the right angle weave with single and multiple bead units. Katie shares more tips on organizing and storing your seed beads.


Wire Wrapping Variations
Using new innovations and traditional techniques, inventor Wyatt White presents ideas for wrapping different types of wire to create a setting for a cameo cabochon.  Using both vintage and new buttons, Wyatt shows how to shape wire to make rings and earrings.  Katie shows how to stitch beads onto braided leather.


Leather and Chainmaille Jewelry
Author Laura Poplin combines the ancient art of leatherwork and chainmaille to make beautiful contemporary jewelry.  Learn to make colorful dyed and painted leather rectangles and finish them into jewelry using classic leatherworking techniques. Laura shows how to connect leather pieces with Byzantine chainmaile weave to make a cuff style bracelet. Katie demonstrates a quick and easy cup chain bracelet. 


Color Palette Inspiration
Jewelry designer and blogger Erin Prais-Hintz shares tips for drawing inspiration from color palettes, time periods and pop culture.  Learn how to find a palette and choose beads based on those colors to make an embellished clasp.  Using that color knowledge, make simple, stacking bracelets with  beautiful, eye-catching beads.  Katie crafts a knotted gemstone necklace.


Metal Clay Jewelry
Author Cindy Pankopf shares her technique for using antique salt spoons and other found objects as molds to create beautiful clay jewelry. Learn how to use silver metal clay to create unique rings using those same molds.  Katie creates a bracelet from knotted wire and beads in her Beading Lesson.


Enameling and Metal Stamping
Using bench jewelry techniques, Kieu Pham Gray demonstrates new ways to stamp, layer and enamel metal components as she creates a small book with several pages. She shows how to torch fire enamel onto copper stamping.  Katie shares beaded wedding accessory ideas.


Cindy Holsclaw takes traditional beadwork in a whole new direction using half-Tila beads to make a bezel setting for a crystal Rivoli. She creates beautiful earrings, a bracelet and more with a circular peyote beadweaving stitch using two-hole beads. In Katie’s Beading Lesson, learn to make a wire-wrapped leather cuff. 


Meaningful Gifts and Talismans
Artist Catherine Bickford presents ideas for meaningful gifts, including the symbolism of color and design motifs.  Catherine discusses the meaning and symbolism behind various design motifs and materials. She shows how to combine themes, materials, techniques and motifs to create a talisman necklace that has significance and well-wishes for the recipient.  Fair trade beaded bangles are featured on Katie’s Beading Lesson.


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