Mixing Simple Metal Smithing with Stringing
Designer and author Candie Cooper has a unique lesson on coordinating your jewelry pieces. She creates simple layered earrings and then a knotted necklace. She also shares a tool tip for using a hammer and anvil. Katie's Beading Lesson is about coiled bead bracelets to suit any style.
Using Jigs for Wire Forming
Brenda Schweder is an expert on using jigs for forming wire. She demonstrates how to use a jig, plus new ways to create buckle findings. Katie's Beading Lesson is a stylish color block necklace.
Metal artist Mary Hettmansperger demonstrates torch-fired enameling and how to create three dimensional surfaces. She also shares tips for cutting metal. Then, enjoy an online visit with author and teacher Kate Richbourg from her studio with advice for caring for and cleaning your tools.
Stringing Projects Using Double-Drilled Beads
Author and designer Kristal Wick has some fabulous stringing projects featuring double drilled beads. She shows how to design coordinating necklace and bracelet using double drilled beads. Kristal also has a segment discussing metal clay. Katie shows how to store and organize seed beads.
Get Creative with Resin and Wire
Mixed media artist Susan Lenart Kazmer demonstrates making faux stones with glass glitter, inclusions and resin, and then she shows cold surface work to mimic enameling on metal. Today's Beading Lesson is on knotting with leather.
Beaded Embellishments for Your Home
Add a touch of glamour to your life. Laura Timmons has rings for your fingers and beaded napkin rings for your table decor. Laura also has tips for adding crystals to fabric. Katie's Beading Lesson is on creating your own beading storage station.
Hammering, Torching and Shaping
Author and metal artist Mary Hettmansperger has some great ideas for hammering, texturing and coloring metal, plus using eyelets and rivets for cold connections. Katie's Beading Lesson is using snap finding to make jewelry quickly and easily.
Style and Color
Molly Schaller shows how she uses trend boards to design jewelry and demonstrates trendy leather bracelets with large focal beads. Then she makes a colorful statement necklace and shares great tips on storing bead strands. In Katie's Beading Lesson she shows how to organize your work space. She offers suggestions for the right supplies and tools and adds another important element - lighting, especially when working with small beads and distinguishing colors.
Learn How to Viking Knit
Stephanie Eddy shares some of her secrets about Viking knitting - making a bracelet and ways to add beads to Viking knit. Katie has some special tips for making stretchy bracelets more durable in her Beading Lesson.
Art Inspired Jewelry Making
Blogger Andrew Thornton talks about drawing inspiration from your art and turning your hobby into a business. Then, he shares one of his favorite new jewelry making techniques on making decorative end caps using epoxy clay. Katie's Beading Lesson is about using beaded chain for an easy necklace.
Bench Jewelry Techniques
Patti Bullard shares some bench jewelry techniques that don't require a lot of space or supplies, plus a tip on how to choose the right pliers for a special project. She also shows how to texture bracelets and earrings. Katie's Bead Lesson is about stamping on leather, a fast and easy technique to learn to create a trendy bracelet.
Needle Tatting and Chainmaille
Lauren Andersen, The Chainmaille Lady has a new take on mixing other materials with chainmaille, including needle tatting and premade cuffs. Lauren also shares a tip for making your own jump rings. Katie makes a beaded cluster bracelet in her Beading Lesson.
Mixed Media Jewelry
Author and designer Cynthia Deis demonstrate collage techniques for mixed media jewelry. She creates a mica tag and a flat leather bracelet. Katie's Beading Lesson features an assist from Candie Cooper for a quick lesson on making silk beads.
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.
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.
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.
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 Brodie 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.