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Beads, Baubles and Jewels

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Author Nealay Patel returns to show how the type of wire used can enhance the design possibilities. He uses knitted wire and adds ruffles and ripples to make a dazzling necklace. Following today's hot trend, Katie makes a bracelet on a loom using leather cord and crystal beads in her Beading Lesson.

A common thread for all artists is their relationship with color. Sometimes its bold, sometimes it's muted and other times it's noticeably absent. We begin with favorite beads inspired by Van Gogh and a bold look at color. Then artist Kate Richbourg presents an artwork color study - laddering with thread. We finish up with artist Aja Vaz and creating hollow glass beads in a multitude of colors.

Making art is a process that requires start to finish instructions. Tamara Honaman is up first with the basics of bead embroidery - what you need, the tools, and various finishes and shapes. Then meet Katie Baum as she takes you through a sterling ring from start to finish - learn about kilns and working in sterling.

Start a color story with birthstones. Blogger and jewelry-maker Molly Schaller finds inspiration and meaning in birthstone colors. She also shares some great gift packaging ideas for those special jewelry gifts. Katie uses leather belting lace and crystal charms to make box braid bracelets in her Beading Lesson.

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.

When you talk about art, we often imagine a painstaking process that takes a lot of time, but today's artists are here to show speedy techniques that still create beautiful works of art! Wyatt White starts us out with 4 projects. They are super-fast and introduce a new technique. Then Eva Sherman has tips for soldering jump rings, make a lot to start and then get creative. Tamara Honaman finishes up with ways to bring mixed media into your jewelry with resin. The process is super-fast minus the drying time.

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