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Beads, Baubles and Jewels

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Author Cindy Pankopf shares her technique for using antique salt spoons and other found objects as molds to create beautiful clay jewelry. Learn how to use silver metal clay to create unique rings using those same molds. Katie creates a bracelet from knotted wire and beads in her Beading Lesson.

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.

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.

Get out of the design rut and mix things up. Artist Anne Potter transforms recycled tea tins into fashionable earrings. Then, she gives tips on hosting a jewelry party so you can work out design ideas with friends. Cool down as clay sculptor Syndee Holt creates colorful seascapes on polymer clay pendants.

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.

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.

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