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Beads, Baubles and Jewels

Beads, Baubles and Jewels

You already love beading and now you'll love watching Beads Baubles, and Jewels. Beading is a trend in fashion, accessories and home decor. Seemingly, you can't open a fashion magazine, or stroll down the aisles of a store without seeing beads. Beading is culturally diverse, echoing designs from all over the world. Beading is the easy way to accessorize clothing or decor with personal expression. And that is what Beads Baubles, and Jewels is all about: education, inspiration, and personal expression.

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Make movement part of the story. Author and artist Candie Cooper uses a tassel-maker to create tassels in a variety tones and textures. Then, Katie makes gorgeous crystal earrings using the same settings used by high-end costume jewelry manufacturers.

Artists approach materials in creative ways by taking a fresh look. We begin with a look at dichroic glass beads. Then artist syndee holt is back with clay in a new format; liquid rather than solid. Candie Cooper finishes up with a necklace inspired by the months of the year and their corresponding gemstone for a beautiful gift.

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.

Inspiration doesn't always come easy for artists. Sometimes premade "helpers" get our message across. We begin with our feature bead style - today is ceramics. Then artist, Eva Sherman starts out with a premade metal cuff to display mokume gane polymer. Artist, Candie Cooper is next with a paisley pendant aided by a die cut. Finally Tamara Honaman shows how to solder with premade bezel blanks.

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.

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.

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