| features a special theme
for this series of 13 programs. The focus is on
designers, the driving force behind the beautiful
creations you see on the show, along with their
design styles and mediums.
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
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
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
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.
Marcy Tilton opens the show demonstrating a long and
lean necklace of different shaped turquoise beads. The
beading lesson with Katie Hacker focuses on twisted
wire. Linda Augsburg recreates a lariat seed bead necklace
designed by Andrea Kolasinki Marcinkus. Katie returns
with an opera length design featuring crystal. The last
segment is off to the bead show and an interview with
artist and designer, Barb Switzer.
The first segment features a Lea Rose Nowicki design
for 3 different earrings presented by Linda Augsburg.
Wire wrap basics is the topic for Katie’s beading
lesson. Louise McClure returns with a chandelier design
from one of our favorite designers, Marlynn McNutt.
Katie Hacker provides a different view of chandelier
earrings– using pre-made design elements and adding
crystals. The last stop is the beads show and a visit
with Charlotte Dixon of Nguni and an introduction to
many designers from South Africa.
Marcy Tilton returns to demonstrate a fabric purse embellished
with beads. Katie’s beading lesson is all about
finishing fiber ends. Julia Gerlach has a bead embroidery
project on fabric from Laurie Marcum, surrounding cabochons
with beaded leaves and vines. Katie Hacker uses flat
back crystals for a special jewelry treatment. Kristal
Wick, a favorite fiber artist, appears in the last segment
from the bead show.