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Beads, Baubles and Jewels

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Die-cut shapes open new possibilities for jewelry-making. Inventor and jewelry-maker Jill McKay cuts leather in various sizes to create colorful stacking shapes. Katie use aurora borealis beads to accent a beaded fringe pendant for a rich, sparkly look.

Add new materials to your training routine. Teacher and designer Steven James warms up by forming wire into words and coating them with enamel. In the work out, he adds water and salt to traditional enameling techniques for fabulous results. Mixed media artist Susan Lenart ices things down by adding foil and glitter to resin to create druzy designs.

Using bench jewelry techniques, Kieu Pham Gray demonstrates new ways to stamp, layer and enamel metal components as she creates a small book with several pages. She shows how to torch fire enamel onto copper stamping. Katie shares beaded wedding accessory ideas.

WGBY Create
Mon Sep 23rd, 11:30am
Mon Sep 23rd, 5:30pm

Excursions of all kinds whether online, in books or via photos can help us develop our sense of place. Today's designers have 2 different journeys for their inspiration. Lindsay Burke looks to a favorite ocean front locale to create her piece from resin. Then Kate Richbourg shares a design she calls Odyssey using waxed linen and beads for a very international vibe.

WGBY Create
Mon Oct 28th, 11:30am
Mon Oct 28th, 5:30pm

Sometimes we get our sense of place right at home and other times our motivation comes from far off places and a sense of the exotic ; something different from our every day. In this episode designers moved beyond their comfort zone. Up first Tracy Gonzales creates hamsa earrings featuring sari silk. Then Nealay Patel is back with earrings inspired by the exotic peacock. Finally Tammy Honaman has tips for hiding fibers with an exotic and international flare when using a loom.

Connect your designs in new ways. Warm up as host Katie Hacker designs with colorful stones. She adds beads and metal spacers to enhance the stone elements in necklaces. Author Lisa Crone works out with memory wire to create a sparkling necklace. Then, she cools down by making matching earrings.

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