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 Series 500...
  Beads, Baubles and Jewels features a special theme for this series of 13 programs. The focus is on designers, the driving force behind the beautiful creations you see on the show, along with their design styles and mediums.
Mixed Media
Louise McClure is the first designer with a mixed media necklace in her signature look with found objects. The weekly beading lesson with Katie Hacker is 3 ways to finish a jewelry piece. Julia Gerlach presents a Caren Schwartz design - a free form peyote necklace with hardware accents. A new feature for the show will focus on designers with a visit to the bead show - today’s interview features Cynthia Rutledge and her unbelievable beaded jewelry. Lastly, Carol Cypher presents her unique felted jewelry.
502 Beading
Opening the show is Tammy Honaman demonstrating beautiful tubular peyote stitch bracelets. The weekly beading lesson with Katie features an easy way to thread seed beads. Beaded, decorated vessels from Wendy Elsworth are demonstrated by Anna Elizabeth Draeger. Lynn Krucke presents the first of two basic clay lessons. Then it’s off to the bead show and an interview with June Huber - her specialty is using small beads as building blocks to her design. An added bonus is another interview from the bead show with Laura McCabe about her specialty – peyote stitch.
503 Polymer
Returning guest Judy Belcher dazzles viewers with her clay creations - today is contemporary rectangular pendants. Katie’s beading lesson is all about sterling silver. Julia Gerlach features beads designed by Kim Otterbein. Next is part 2 of basic clay tips from expert Lynn Krucke. Finally a visit to the bead show with a switch to glass for an interview with artist Nancy Geddes.
504 Wire
Anna Elizabeth Draeger creates a cluster bangle designed by Jennifer Cook. Katie’s beading lesson is about the hottest, new jewelry metal – copper – on its own or mixed with gold and silver. Tammy Honaman demonstrates what she terms her “base” bracelet. Katie is back with a crystal necklace with metal accents. The show closes with a segment featuring Anne Mitchell at the bead show demonstrating the correct way to open and close jump rings – especially for making metal jewelry.
505 Cording
Linda Augsburg opens the show creating a corded design by Jane Konkel. Katie Hacker’s beading lesson focuses on designing with jump rings. Kristy Walden is back with a Marlynn McNutt design that features cording and knotting, for a piece with lots of texture. Author Jeanne Campbell introduces beaded wedding designs, not just jewelry. Last – a visit with Mark Larue at the bead show – he has a new book and technique to share.
506 Metal
Linda Augsburg presents a metal clay washer bracelet by Lindsay Haedt. The beading lesson is how to choose the right crimp bead or tube with Katie Hacker. Kristy Walden demonstrates her specialty of metal clay and making art clay chain. Then it’s off to the bead show and interviews with 2 different designers. First is a visit with artist, Kate McKinnon . And then it’s a last look at metal clay with Celie Fago.
507 Glass
In our first segment, Anna Elizabeth Draeger presents a necklace featuring the art glass bead of Stuart Abelman. Then it’s a beading lesson with Katie and easy removable clasps. Tammy Honaman incorporates unique glass and dichroic beads in a necklace. At the trade show we visit with Larry Scott – and some truly amazing glass beads. Gail Crosman Moore creates the beads and designs for one of a kind jewelry featuring her spectacular beads. Lastly, it’s back to the studio and a visit with Don Schneider for a second feature on making glass beads.
508 New Materials
Linda Augsburg recreates a Jane Konkel necklace design using rubber washers. Katie, in her bead lesson, has another new idea on how to use rubber tubing. Arbel Shemesh offers a big departure in materials – she explores Bedouin Crochet. Katie Hacker returns with Swarovski crystals as her medium using them in a watch design. The closing segment features Linda Augsburg at the bead show interviewing Stephanie Sersich, a lampwork bead artist with some new ideas.

Linda Augsburg introduces a sea charms necklace and earring set designed by Shannon Reeves. Katie’s beading lesson explains everything a beader needs to know about tweezers. Arbel Shemesh has a special segment about turquoise – including lots of information about this naturally beautiful stone and demonstrating how to make a beautiful necklace of turquoise components. Trish McAleer is interviewed at the trade show demonstrating a fascinating metal technique simulating the coils in nature. During a second interview on the show floor we meet Christy Friesen displaying her organic, sculptural art beads.


To open the show, a bangle design made from peyote stitch links by Maiko Kage is presented by Anna Elizabeth Draeger. Katie takes a little departure from bangles in the beading lesson – all a bout bling rings. Kristy Walden offers a very unique interpretation of the bangle bracelet. Katie returns demonstrating a different style bangle bracelet featuring metal slides on memory wire. The last segment features Kevin O’Grady, a favorite glass designer, at the bead show with his amazing bangles.


Long n Lean
Marcy Tilton opens the show demonstrating a long and lean necklace of different shaped turquoise beads. The beading lesson with Katie Hacker focuses on twisted wire. Linda Augsburg recreates a lariat seed bead necklace designed by Andrea Kolasinki Marcinkus. Katie returns with an opera length design featuring crystal. The last segment is off to the bead show and an interview with artist and designer, Barb Switzer.


The first segment features a Lea Rose Nowicki design for 3 different earrings presented by Linda Augsburg. Wire wrap basics is the topic for Katie’s beading lesson. Louise McClure returns with a chandelier design from one of our favorite designers, Marlynn McNutt. Katie Hacker provides a different view of chandelier earrings– using pre-made design elements and adding crystals. The last stop is the beads show and a visit with Charlotte Dixon of Nguni and an introduction to many designers from South Africa.


Fiber, felt and fabric
Marcy Tilton returns to demonstrate a fabric purse embellished with beads. Katie’s beading lesson is all about finishing fiber ends. Julia Gerlach has a bead embroidery project on fabric from Laurie Marcum, surrounding cabochons with beaded leaves and vines. Katie Hacker uses flat back crystals for a special jewelry treatment. Kristal Wick, a favorite fiber artist, appears in the last segment from the bead show.


The Potomac Bead Co.®
Xuron Corporation
Bethlehem Burners
Dreamtime Creations
Polyform® Products Co., Inc.

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