Show 101 is a sampler- a taste of some of the techniques
you’ll see over the next weeks. First Linda Augsburg,
one of our guest editors shares her expertise with a
knotting necklace for cord or ribbon. Katie Hacker has
the first of our beading lessons - with a short tip
on choosing the right size beading wire. Lisa Pavelka
has our fashion feature and techniques for creating
a Y necklace. And last up get ready to be inspired by
the Lampwork bead creations of Nancy Lawler.
Crimping: those little tubes are such an important part
of so many creations, not only do they keep you from losing
those beautiful beads - they can also be an integral part
of the actual design. Marinda Stewart is our guest artist
with instructions for making a fob. Our weekly beading
lesson with Katie Hacker features the right technique
for using crimps. Judy Hendrix has the basics for right
angle weaving by following just one simple rule. And Linda
Augsburg will show us a necklace that wouldn’t be
the same without crimps.
Links and findings are the common ground that holds our
jewelry together and makes the beads or stones stand out.
Our first project is a gemstone drop necklace from Linda
Augsburg featuring wrapped loops. Then on to our beading
lesson - using beaded head pins with loops for instant
earrings. Then Lisa Pavelka has our fashion project featuring
link jewelry. And lastly we find out how to create a link
with our past with Susan Lenart Kasmir our guest artist
with the history of talismans.
Macram¾ - bet you haven’t heard that term
for a while - unless you’re making jewelry easy
knotting techniques are the basis for many very current
jewelry styles - and when you get down to it - its just
a lot of knots. Our first guest Mindy Brooks combines
easy knotting with pearls for a very unique fashion look.
Katie Hacker teaches us all of the basic knots in one
quick lesson. Then we move on to our second theme of the
day with a feature by Michele Defay and how to create
a focal pendant. Last up our guest expert is Doreen Stephens
she’ll show us how to set semi precious stones for
a professional look - they look like they belong in a
jewelry case and they are less than a fraction of the
Our featured technique is stringing with tips. Tips are
what you commonly use on the end of necklaces or bracelet
to bring the piece together, but they can be a decorative
element too. Linda Augsburg is our first guest with a
wonderful seed bead necklace. Katie Hacker’s beading
lesson is all about cord ends or tips. Telling time was
never so stylish; Michelle Defay introduces watches. Last
is Lisa Pavelka, we depart from basic jewelry - to a home
décor beading lesson featuring sticky tape!
One of the most popular first projects for a beginning
beader is a memory wire bracelet –they’re
easy, fast and it’s a great chance to try out different
combinations of beads. Judy Hendrix has our first project
- introducing us to memory wire on a simple bracelet plus
more complex jewelry. Memory wire is also the topic for
Katie Hackers beading lesson. Then its all about style
- embellishments are a hot topic for jewelry making and
in so many other areas too - like fashion and home décor.
And a hot look is personalizing -Michele Defay has a very
unique item for personalizing your jewelry. Mindy Brooks
carries thru on the same theme - with a personal touch
- adding beading as an accent to accessories and home
Part of the fun of making jewelry is not only the basic
stringing but also creating that one of a kind piece that
no one else has ever seen or even thought of. All of a
sudden you’re making more than jewelry – it’s
a true expression of you and your personality. Arbel Shemesh
is our first guest, with an incredible necklace. Katie
Hacker shares her tips for a very important bead basic
- a bead board - it lets you plan out those fabulous creations.
Lyn Krucke our clay expert inspires us with pearlized
pendants. And Mindy Brooks shares one of her favorite
techniques - for peyote stitching.
Pearls are the most versatile piece of jewelry, but they
can be intimidating: how do you know a good quality pearl
- how do you make your knots professional and what are
some other ways to use pearls in your jewelry making.
Our experts have the answers. First off, Doreen Stephens
shares the fascinating story of pearls - the types, the
color, and care. Katie’s lesson is how to use a
cord knotter and French wire for perfect knots every time.
Mindy Brooks shares another knotting technique - great
for pearls and all sorts of gem stones too. And last up,
Michele Defay creates a lariat of pearls and gemstones.
Findings are not just the nuts and bolts of jewelry
making; we’ve elevated them to a part of the style
of a piece. Linda Augsburg gets us started with the
unique technique of chain mail - the finding or jump
ring is the only component. Katie introduces us to the
various styles and types of findings - from crimps to
toggles and everything metal. Lyn Krucke our polymer
clay expert presents gold leaf as a new ingredient for
our jewelry. And last up Doreen Stephens has some secrets
for utilizing flea market finds.
Personal style - how do you determine the look of your
jewelry - do you like bold and bright colors, or are
more subdued shades your style? Are pearls and precious
metals your signature - or are big funky ethnic look
beads more like you. We introduce you to some very different
looks to help you find the style that’s right
for you. Linda Augsburg creates one of her favorites
using wire. Katie present her weekly lesson - today
is making wrapped beads. If black and white is your
signature look, then Michele Defay has a great design
for you. And who doesn’t love the look of dichroic
beads - but how about a technique for faux dichroic
from Jennifer Stark.
Unique cords can become the focus of your jewelry instead
of hiding behind your beads. Today’s artists weren’t
content to conceal their stringing material - they put
it right up front as an integral part of their design.
Marinda Stewart chose wire for her feature - talk about
twists and turns. Katie Hacker has an overview of the
most common stringing materials. Stretch cord is Judy
Hendrix’s choice for her feature. And Mindy Brooks
uses her stringing material for crochet.
This program is the extremes of jewelry making from
the basics to artisan level techniques. Metal clay is
our artisan project - its not that metal clay is difficult
- but because it uses a kiln or torch, it’s a
technique that most beginners haven’t tried.
Stephanie Girdlestone introduces us to metal clay with
an easy pendant. Katie Hacker helps a beginner set up
a tool box. Linda Augsburg has our second metal clay
technique. Then its back to basics; Susan Wilke, presents
ideas from her new book - beginner basics.
Beads are turning up in a lot more places than just
the jewelry box. It’s a hot trend in decorating
as well as fashion. Today’s projects are “out
of the jewelry box.” Create a one of a kind desk
set with Lisa Pavelka. Katie Hacker introduces two new
tools. Mindy Brooks shows us her technique for tassels
- for pendants or pillows. And Michele Defay has a hip
new accessory for purses, belts and so much more.