Jewelry and accessories are
a personal expression. Jewelry can be used to express
a mood, tell the world about your personality –
or express just how you are feeling on that particular
day. None of us have the same look every day –
though we tend to have a particular signature look.
This series of Beads Baubles and Jewels is all about
personal style – discovering your style and
exploring some different options. Each program includes:
2 feature pieces, Beading lessons, Fashion focus
– sample creations for inspiration; and a
Take a trip to the Far East and incorporate
key stones and design simplicity for Asian influence.
First, Stephanie Girdlestone incorporates oriental
coins into a dramatic two tiered piece. Beading Lesson
- unusual ways to attach a clasp. Mindy Brooks has
a jade medallion with corded trim.
Fashion focus - inspiration and sample Oriental designs.
Last up, Iliana Mc Grath incorporates cinnabar into
an Asian inspired necklace.
When you want to be noticed – its time for bold
and sassy. Bright colors, bold designs – there’s
nothing shy about this jewelry. First up Linda Augsburg
has a ring that will get you noticed. Beading Lesson
- all about jump rings and split rings. Sherry Serafini
has a big and beautiful cuff – with beading around
a center cabochon. Fahsion Focus – Bright and
bold designs. Guest designer, Mary Juhasz and her specialty,
lamp work beads.
It never goes out of style and it’s as
perfect with jeans as it is with a little black dress.
Mindy Brooks has our first design – Pearls are
always a classic – but using right angle weave
it’s also a very dramatic cuff. Beading lesson
- assembling your jewelry tool box with the right tools.
Iliana McGrath uses pearls in unique colors for a tiered
necklace. Fashion Focus - classically styled pieces
in some new materials. Last up Arbel Shemesh is our
special guest – with a lesson on jade - a truly
This style usually revolves around gold and
silver and pearls. Traditional and classic are very
similar with an understated look. Another key to traditional
is standard jewelry types like chokers and opera length.
First is Mindy Brooks, she is creating a very traditional
jewelry style – a chandelier earring and gold
is the feature color – but what’s different
is the addition of red. Beading lesson - all about stretchy
cord. Then its Arbel Shemesh – the color is traditional
with silver and pearls but the links are actually chain.
Fashion focus - memorable designs all in a traditional
style. Last up – what could be more traditional
than the dazzle of Swarovski crystals.
Timeless, traditional, old world – these
are some of the words to describe European jewelry design
– plus don’t forget Czech glass and Swarovski
– two trademarks of this style. Debba Hauppert
is first featuring Swarovski crystal for a dramatic
and elegant look. Beading lesson: setting up your work
table. Mindy Brooks –with an elegant cocktail
ring – the epitome of style. Fashion focus - the
timeless elegance and old world style of European jewelry.
Tammy Honaman with a technique which originated in Europe
– wire wrapping.
Some styles are always there and others come and go
based on trends in clothing or design. This program
features today’s trends. Knitting is hot and is
turning up in jewelry too; Marlynn McNutt has a trendy
fiber necklace. Beading lesson - making your own toggle.
Linda Augsburg has our next trend – its long and
skinny chains with beads. Fashion focus - examples of
current trendy looks and a few warm weather trends.
Carol Huber Cypher is our special guest and she has
another key trend that goes along with yarn –fiber
Simple techniques, simple design. This is a case when
less is more; understated jewelry to complement a showy
outfit. Simple as a style has clean lines and limited
components plus it may be easy to create. First is Linda
Augsburg with a flower bracelet that is simple to make
but has a very complex look. Beading lesson - finishing
leather and suede. Tammy Honaman presents a peyote ring
– peyote stitch would be considered intricate
– but the design is very simplistic. Fashion focus
–simplicity of design. Then Iliana Mc Grath presents
a simple yet elegant technique using cording and chain.
Last up Lyn Krucke has simple basics for clay.
This style revolves around standard shapes – most
often we think of squares and triangles – but
circles too – this jewelry tends to have a repetitive
shape within the components or an overall shape.
First Arbel Shemesh chose circles for a fascinating
project using lazer lace – a finding used in a
new way. Beading lesson - making your own jump ring
and clasp. Linda Augsburg goes linear with a stem pin
– that’s geometric and contemporary too. Fashion focus - geometric and linear designs.
Iliana McGrath uses flat -shaped beads combined with
chain for a great necklace. And last up Debba Hauppert
is our feature designer with a very new pendant technique.
How about being little eclectic and mixing not only
styles but materials, techniques and color – anything
goes today. Linda Augsburg is first – she’s
mixing crystal, chain and wire all in one shimmering
bracelet. Beading lesson - Hip to Bead book by Katie
Hacker and a cell phone accessory. Judy Belcher is mixing techniques, color and clay –
to make wonderful polymer tube bracelets.
Fashion focus –ways to mix it up while having
a unifying element. Last up, author Jeanne Campbell
has some easy ideas for achieving different looks with
the same beads.
What constitutes vintage? – should it
be an antique, does it really need to be old? We take
the broadest interpretation and today’s designers
combine both real vintage pieces and new reproductions.
First up is Louise McClure - her creation is truly multimedia
and a combination of old and new looking elements. Beading
lesson – all about earrings. Linda Augsburg recycles
a vintage pin into a brand new necklace. Fashion focus
- buttons and beads for a unique vintage look. Last,
Debba Hauppert creates timeless designs using crystals.
This style has lots of natural colors, wood
tones and hand carving. Our first guests are Ruth chaffenburg
and Ebrimah Silah. They own a bead store and Ebrimah
is a well know expert on African trade beads. Beading
lesson - counters and gauge. Marlynn McNutt creates
a beautiful necklace using natural elements. Fashion
focus - featured pieces with African style. Last, Iliana
McGrath with a wood and bead bracelet – a great
beginner project and even adaptable for guys.
These designs are often gold and many times have a little
glitz – but only in an understated way.
Tammy Honaman, has a technique to share on adding gold
to art clay charms for a sophisticated look. Beading
lesson - satin finish silver and gold.
Linda Augsburg creates a beautiful briolette drop necklace.
Fashion focus –sophisticated jewelry for a little
inspiration. Last up it’s a great day for techniques
– Don Schneider of Glassworks is going to demonstrate
how to make millifiori glass.
Today’s style – bold and modern with art
influences. First up is Mindy Brooks with a cuff that
combines herringbone stitch and metallic beads. Not
only is it contemporary but it really is a work of art.
Beading lesson –all about bead bumpers. Judy Belcher
is our clay expert with kaleidoscope beads. They look
like a piece of contemporary art and each one is unique,
Fashion focus - examples of contemporary design for
inspiration Iliana McGrath with a unique stone that
is really popular today – cat’s eye. Last
up, another contemporary trend with wire jewelry with
guest designer, Mark Larue.