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 Series 2400...

Express your style, your way!
Join host Katie Hacker and today's leading designers on Beads, Baubles and Jewels series 2400 to create beautiful jewelry that expresses your unique style. The designers do it their way, and you can, too!

Just look around to find inspiration. In your creative process, use the latest concepts, tools and techniques featured on Beads, Baubles and Jewels. Combine stones, beads, wires, tools and materials to make your own style statement.
Each week, Katie shares her favorite tips and techniques in Katie’s Beading Lesson.  In this series, Candie Cooper joins her with trendy looks for teens and tweens.

See how to create your own style - your way- on Beads, Baubles and Jewels.


Creating Texture
Add texture to a simple design to create extra style. Jewelry-maker Samantha Skelton enamels a pendant, then uses a pencil to add motifs and texture to the design.  In Katie’s Beading Lesson, designer Candie Cooper joins Katie Hacker to macramé a colorful rainbow bracelet for teens and tweens.


Customize Your Components
Take your style to the next dimension.  Designer Erin Prais-Hintz uses glittery clay and beads to make her style statement in 3-D. Katie Hacker adds an unexpected style twist with simple rhinestone settings in her Beading Lesson.


Inspired by Books and Movies
Personalize your style with custom colors.  Author and designer Cathy Jakicic weaves beaded components and makes them multifunctional. Teens and tweens will love to make the charm necklace that Candie Cooper creates as she joins Katie Hacker in Katie’s Beading Lesson.


Sparkle and Shine
Make your style sparkle and shine.  Designer and author Ashley Bunting expresses her upbeat style through leather, beading and wirework.  In her Beading Lesson, Katie Hacker creates a layered birthstone necklace you can make for yourself or give as a gift.


Make These Tonight
Stacking bracelets are today’s hottest style statement.  Jewelry designer Meredith Roddy creates three distinct styles of stacking bracelets to combine or to wear alone.  Candie Cooper designs trendy earrings for teens and tweens in Katie’s Beading Lesson.


Color Explorations
Create custom colors and add a new twist to traditional techniques.  Katie Hacker combines metals with stones and beads to make her style statement. Artist syndee holt blends polymer clay to create new colors and contemporary designs using the ancient art of mokume gane. Designer Jill MacKay shares a great die-cutting tip as she embellishes leather to make dangly earrings.


Switch It Up
Change up your techniques and create new styles.  Jewelry artist and inventor Jill MacKay changes up her style with interchangeable components embellished with crystals.  Katie Hacker combines memory wire and leather bolo cord to create innovative designs in Katie’s Beading Lesson.


Boho Chic Made Easy
Tassels add movement, color and style.  Blogger and designer Molly Schaller adds Boho style to her designs with tassels she makes from fibers and leather.  In Katie’s Beading Lesson, Candie Cooper creates chunky designs using marbleized wood beads that teens and tweens love.


One of a Kind
Express your unique designs by starting at the very beginning.  Writer and artist Andrew Thornton begins styling colorful resin jewelry by creating his own silicone molds.  Katie Hacker makes stylish bracelets for men in Katie’s Beading Lesson.


Open and Shut
Add style, movement and interest to your designs.  Multi-media artist Mary Hettmansperger adds personality, function and style to her designs with hinges.  Candie Cooper returns to Katie’s Beading Lesson with cute stretchy beaded rings that are fast and easy to make for teens and tweens.


Metalworking in Style
Express your style in metalwork and with lettering, too.  Mary Hettmansperger adds a window in metal work to make a versatile bezel. She adds style by layering metals and putting a variety of motifs behind the window.  Creative collaborator Brenda Schweder shares her favorite tips on soldering metalwork. Katie Hacker puts her style into words with lettering in Katie’s Beading Lesson.


Connecting the Elements
Bend and shape your style with wire.  Author and designer Brenda Schweder uses a jig to wrangle wire into repeating shapes to create a cool necklace. In Katie’s Beading Lesson, Candie Cooper uses sea glass and cool findings to create a hip bolo necklace. Teens and tweens will love mixing leather cord with chains for extra style.


The Shape’s the Thing
Shape makes the style statement.  Designer syndee holt builds style from the bottom up as she creates no-show bezels for polymer clay jewelry. Then, she uses clay to make a seamless custom bail. In her Beading Lesson, Katie Hacker combines suede, chain and beads for a trendy new look.


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

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