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Series 1700...
Think Like a Designer
This season we’re exploring the ways to think like a designer.  Just what makes your favorite designer pieces look great?  And how does the creative process apply to projects? After all, when you make your own jewelry, YOU are the designer. 
1701 Pops of Color 

Katie Hacker creates a wire wrapped bangle bracelet featuring color as a design element.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/iwoJc_Opk2g

 

Leslie Rogalski uses her favorite contemporary palette: black and white.

 

Molly Schaller demonstrates a coral bracelet with dozens of dangles.

 

Kate Richbourg creates a ruby tag pendant that combines colored stones with metalwork.  

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/fOd7keaxOBU

 
1702 Bold Central Elements 

Katie Hacker has a lesson on adding different types of bails to pendants. 

 

Candie Cooper demonstrates drilling stones to make pendants with simple metal findings.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/iUsewOsHMuE

 

Molly Schaller shows how to make a “tangerine tango” necklace

 

 
Wyatt White uses banding pliers to make focal elements.   
1703 More is More  

Katie Hacker discusses necklaces and variations for layering.

 
Dale Nicholson layers brass and resin flowers with crystals for added drama.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/riYVtbWMjQk
 

Mary Hettmansperger uses copper clay with pewter findings to create unique window focal points.

 

Julianna Hudgins shows how to mix wire with die cut shapes for a lush, layered look. 

 

1704 Mixing Shapes  

Katie Hacker demonstrates earring designs.

 

Kristen Robinson has a resin project using bezels and transparencies.

 

Leslie Rogalski discusses how to fit different bead shapes together and shows how to stitch flat right angle weave with bicones.

 

Kate Richbourg demonstrates her top techniques for soldering bails onto metalwork.  

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/vIfuqb1tkvI

 

1705 Frame It  

Katie Hacker shares tips for working with bead frames.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/jDaEOe5Pua4

 

Jackie Truty creates a gem aquarium – part one starting with the frame. See 1706-2 for part 2!

 

Suki Allen demonstrates collage pendants and rings.

 

Candie Cooper has a project using metal stamping with gilders paste on metal frames.  

 

1706 Layer It  

Katie Hacker demonstrates a clustered bead technique.

 

Jackie Truty finishes her gem aquarium with resin and gem inclusions

 

Dale Nicholson layers and wraps crystals on to metal lace.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/pYPlEZawmTE

 
Stitch pro Jean Campbell shows how to create Russian netted spiral rope.  

1707 New Techniques

Katie Hacker demonstrates embroidered pendants.

 
Dale Nicholson shares a technique for creating your own hot fix crystal transfers.  

Wyatt White introduces a way to make your own, custom coiled bracelets from heavy gauge wire.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/1AFtnTnoDvU

 

Jean Campbell talks about new shapes of seed beads and how to use them.

 

1708 Color It

Katie uses permanent markers to color metal.

 
Kate Richbourg shows how to create color and patina on metal using a torch.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/dHcFZai0pN4
 

Christi Friesen makes a floral pendant with polymer clay and metallic pigments.

 

Julianna Hudgins adds alcohol inks to shrink plastic for a colorful goddess pin.   

 

1709 Pleasing Patterns

Katie Hacker discusses how to play and experiment with patterns when you use a bead board.

 

Erin Madsen creates a stretchy, woven bracelet featuring repetition and pattern.

 

Molly Schaller demonstrates a fiesta bracelet using double strand sliders for an asymmetrical design.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/i7JHdUsGDjU

 

Kate Richbourg shows how to make her signature stacked pearl ring.  

 

1710 Outside the Box

Katie Hacker demonstrates layered button pendants.

 

Mary Hettmansperger demonstrates how to use cold connections with pewter spacers to create a dimensional, convertible brooch.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/Ps28zzXQZn8

 

Molly Schaller shows the Greek Goddess necklace using sliders in a different way.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/OL2K6S2DcgY

 
Jean Campbell shares tips for preserving beadwork.  

1711 Making Connections

Katie Hacker combines chandelier components with wire wrap techniques.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/lCaSK2cehfU
 

Brenda Schweder wraps her way to bracelets.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/T9fuIvaakh0

 

Joe Silvera shows how to make your own prong settings for unusual shapes. 

 

Leslie Rogalski weaves parallel crystals and pearls.    

 

1712 Creating Texture

Katie Hacker shows how to add flatback crystals to flowers.

 
Joe Silvera polishes and textures hammers to use in jewelry making  

syndee holt makes ultralite beads and covers them with textured polymer clay.

Watch the video for this project at YouTube: http://youtu.be/LOLul7_HGIU

 
Jean Campbell shows how to stitch an African helix rope.  
1713 Nostalgic

Katie Hacker discusses some of the hot motifs that are just starting like friendship bracelets.

 

Kristen Robinson shows how to embed botanicals in resin.

 

Erin Madsen explores some shortcuts to simple stylish jewelry.

 

Cynthia Deis demonstrates a ruched fiber necklace. 

 
 

 
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