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Beads, Baubles and Jewels

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Developing your sense of place also includes those imaginary locations you see only in your mind. In this episode we explore ice castles, or more accurately, cold and ice, conjuring up clean lines, colors of white, silver and blue, and sunlight shimmering on snow or ice. Lindsay Burke begins with an architecture inspired necklace highlighted by crystals. Then it's 3 quick projects with Leslie Rogalski featuring crystals and tools. Finally Tammy Honaman makes chain with loops and crystals.

Artists see things differently. Our first featured bead type is pierced metal. Then artist Kate Richbourg creates Frida Kahlo inspired ear wires that feature the motifs in her paintings. Next artist Brenda Schweder encases found objects in a Joseph Cornell inspired piece that shows off his iconic style. Tamara Honaman ends the episode with the first of a series of projects highlighting artists' favorite materials. She begins with the art of the chenille stitch and how changing the color and finish changes the design.

India has its own original look, or we should say multiple looks! Whether bold jewel tones, musical metals and bells, or a more mystical element, this is a style easily recognized. Kate Richbourg demonstrates Bollywood bracelets. Then Kim O'Neill introduces us to prayer beads or malas - a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, or breaths while meditating.

Personalize your style with custom colors. Author and designer Cathy Jakicic weaves beaded components and makes them multifunctional. Teens and tweens will love to make the charm necklace that Candie Cooper creates as she joins Katie Hacker in Katie's Beading Lesson.

We begin with a look at polymer beads in all of their different forms. Then artist, syndee holt demonstrates a project entitled 4 sisters. It's a set of 4 companion pieces in the style of modern art - with bold graphics. We finish up with bead artist, Allie Buchman and bead weaving using various shaped beads in different designs.

Shape and scale play an important role in all types of art but they are even more important in beads. We begin with our bead material guide and carved beads. Then Allie Buchman joins us for a tutorial on Czech bead shapes. Next Ashley Bunting creates basic wire frames to make earrings. We finish up with peyote basics from Tamara Honaman and the art of color and edging.

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