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Let’s work out and shape up our jewelry designs.
Join host Katie Hacker and today's leading designers on Beads, Baubles and Jewels series as they flex and strengthen their jewelry-making muscles.   Stretch your creativity, build your skills, tune up your tools and mix up your routine.

In each episode, we’ll warm up with new techniques. Then, we’ll give metals, leather, wire, enamel and other materials a real work out.  And we’ll cool down with clay, resin and other materials. So, get energized! Join us for a jewelry workout - on Beads, Baubles and Jewels series 2500.

2501

Vary Your Routine
Mix up your jewelry-making routine. Designer Kate Richbourg warms up by mixing colors and shapes in her bead palettes.  She works out her designs with beads of all sorts. Then, she cools things down with techniques for crimping and creatively finishing necklaces.

 

Kate Richbourg discusses mixing colors and shapes in her bead palettes, demonstrates bead stringing techniques and then shares techniques for crimping and finishing necklaces.

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/LWonwOuzegA?list=PL36Vc
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2502

Clay Workout
Stretch it out with clay. Polymer clay artist Syndee Holt creates a pendant with sparkle clay and adds an artistic touch with transfers and illustrations. To make a necklace, she recreates the Asian art of raku with clay and mica powders. Jewelry artist Anie Piliguian buffs clay elements to a sparkling finish.

 

syndee holt creates a pendant with sparkle clay.  

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/p5S0BB3sMV8?list=PL36Vc
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syndee holt recreates the Asian art of raku with clay and mica powders.

 

Anie Piliguian buffs clay elements to a sparkling finish.

 

2503

Work Out Naturally
Look to nature for design inspiration.  Using quartz points, designer Molly Schaller creates stunning necklaces and other jewelry. To work out, she makes jewelry from pearls in all shapes, colors and sizes. Artist Jill MacKay cools down with designs in die-cut leather.  Katie Hacker discusses how bead-making can benefit children facing health challenges.

 

Molly Schaller talks about pearls.

 

Molly Schaller has a tutorial about using quartz for jewelry designs.

Watch the video for this project online at:
https://youtu.be/Isz1F-vOtbk?list=PL36Vc_gjCxWioXXQO-rPQkpNp2qOr-2sT

 

Jill MacKay shares tips about using leather in jewelry designs. 

 

Katie Hacker discusses how bead-making can benefit children facing health challenges.

 

2504

Get in Shape with Leather
Shape up with leather.  Mixed media artist Candie Cooper transforms leather into contemporary jewelry designs with paint, tassels and found objects. Then, she works out by painting leather cuffs and adding druzy beads.  She cools down with super-simple designs to make an wear anytime  - anywhere.

 

Candie Cooper transforms leather with paint, tassels and found objects.

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/MXoFhJNU3F0?list=PL36Vc
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Candie Cooper creates a painted leather cuff embellished with druzy beads.

 

Candie Cooper demonstrates simple, illusion necklace designs.

 

2505

Wired Routines
Wire up your jewelry-making routine.  Designer Wyatt White coaches you as he uses braided wire to make a trendy bangle bracelet.  In the workout, he adds energy and interest to a stylish cuff with beads. He winds down with a cool tool for weaving colorful wire bracelets.

 

Wyatt White uses braided wire to make a trendy bangle bracelet. 

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/Ds3MG33Q70Y?list=PL36Vc
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Wyatt White makes a captured bead cuff bracelet.

 

Wyatt White uses a special tool for weaving colorful wire bracelets.

 

2506

Mix Up Your Daily Schedule
Get out of the design rut and mix things up.  Artist Anne Potter transforms recycled tea tins into fashionable earrings.  Then, she gives tips on hosting a jewelry party so you can work out design ideas with friends. Cool down as clay sculptor Syndee Holt creates colorful seascapes on polymer clay pendants.

 

Anne Potter transforms recycled tea tins into fashionable earrings. 

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/yyKBmU8AwfQ?list=PL36Vc
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Anne Potter shares tips on hosting a jewelry party.

 

syndee holt creates colorful seascapes on polymer clay pendants.

 

2507

Enamel Training
Add new materials to your training routine. Teacher and designer Steven James warms up by forming wire into words and coating them with enamel.  In the work out, he adds water and salt to traditional enameling techniques for fabulous results.  Mixed media artist Susan Lenart ices things down by adding foil and glitter to resin to create druzy designs.

 

Steven James creates enameled wire words.

 

Steven James demonstrates enameling techniques.

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/nB-cEZ4_NdA?list=PL36Vc_gjCxWioXXQO-rPQkpNp2qOr-2sT

 

Susan Lenart Kazmer adds foil and glitter to resin to create faux druzy designs.

 

2508

Tool Workout
Add power to your design with new tool techniques.  Host and designer Katie Hacker shows how she uses her favorite tools to make cold connections.  Teacher Kate Richbourg gives her metalworking skills a work out with saws, shears and hammers.  Then, she cools off with the right tools and techniques for professionally finishing metalwork jewelry.

 

Katie Hacker shows how she uses her favorite tools for cold connections. 

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/YB3XUamRqL4?list=PL36Vc
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Kate Richbourg demonstrates how to use saws, shears and hammers for metal work.

 

2509

Bodybuilding with Resin
Bulk up your jewelry design skills.  Designer Susan Lenart warms up and works out by adding tints, glitter, graphics and bits of nature to layers of resin. She adds feathers, leather, threads and wires to create organic jewelry designs.  Ana Piliguian cools downs by polishing resin elements to create high-gloss finishes.

 

Susan Lenart Kazmer adds tints, glitter and bits of nature to layers of resin.

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/iZid3oRdcmY?list=PL36Vc
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Ana Piliguian shows how to polish resin elements to create high-gloss finishes.

 

2510

 Leather Workout
Give your leather designs a real workout.  Jewelry designer Katie Hacker warms up by creating a choker necklace with beads and leather cord.  Jewelry-maker Jill MacKay cuts leather shapes and adds stamps, paint and beads. Then, she cools down by adding metallic effects to leather motifs.

 

Katie Hacker creates a choker necklace with beads and leather cord. 

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/O6NLBMEUoUo?list=PL36Vc
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Jill MacKay cuts leather shapes and adds stamps, paint and beads.

 

Jill MacKay demonstrates how to texture and paint metal, adding them to leather motifs.

 

2511

Get Connected to Fitness
Connect your designs in new ways.  Warm up as host Katie Hacker designs with colorful stones.  She adds beads and metal spacers to enhance the stone elements in necklaces. Author Lisa Crone works out with memory wire to create a sparkling necklace. Then, she cools down by making matching earrings. 

 
 

Lisa Crone uses memory wire to create a sparkling necklace and matching earrings.   

 

2512

Shape Up
Bend it, twist it, shape it, wear it. Jewelry designer Sandra Lupo warms up by bending and shaping sheet metal with a tool she invented. Then, she enhances the designs with patterns, texture and color. Host and designer Katie Hacker make a quick and easy charm bracelet to cool down.

 

Sandra Lupo has a special tool to create metal cones and then she shows how to use flat wire in jewelry designs.

 

Katie Hacker makes a quick and easy charm bracelet.

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/dBgJa7voXRo?list=PL36Vc
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2513

Beading Fitness Routine
Check your beading fitness.  Jewelry design Molly Schaller jump starts her designs by mixing matte and glossy beads. Polishing expert Anie Piliguian buffs matte beads to a high-gloss finish.  Then, designer Katie Hacker cools down with ideas for using different types of leather cord and creates a jewelry bail to customize a pendant.

 

Molly Schaller discusses bead finishes and how to use them in jewelry designs.

 

Anie Piliguian buffs matte beads to a high-gloss finish. 

 

Katie Hacker creates a jewelry bail to customize a pendant.

Watch the video for this project online at:https://youtu.be/zHV0AJNU3QU?list=PL36Vc
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