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Beads, Baubles and Jewels

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Patti Bullard shares some bench jewelry techniques that don't require a lot of space or supplies, plus a tip on how to choose the right pliers for a special project. She also shows how to texture bracelets and earrings. Katie's Bead Lesson is about stamping on leather, a fast and easy technique to learn to create a trendy bracelet.

Bulk up your jewelry design skills. Designer Susan Lenart warms up and works out by adding tints, glitter, graphics and bits of nature to layers of resin. She adds feathers, leather, threads and wires to create organic jewelry designs. Ana Piliguian cools downs by polishing resin elements to create high-gloss finishes.

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.

Colorful brick stitch creations are simple and easy to expand as your skills improve. Francie Brodie shows how to use this popular stitch to make large, lightweight earrings for summer fun or holidays. Francie takes the mystery out of making the Slip and Slide bracelet using the right angle weave with single and multiple bead units. Katie shares more tips on organizing and storing your seed beads.

The colors we choose change how we view a piece. Author Jill Wiseman makes reversible jewelry using one motif. She changes the colors so one side can have a southwestern look and the other a fine jewelry look. In the Beading Lesson, Katie creates the unexpected with dangles and drops using leather and sew-on crystal stones.

Being in the city inspires a whole different vibe to your design. Kate Richbourg is inspired by commerce and the use of coins all over the world - using coins to make buttons and clasps. Then part 2 of fabrication with Julie Sanford. Turn all of those wires into a cuff. We finish up with Tammy Honaman and making chain using metal.

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