Jewel School Schedule
NEW February Jewel School Hours! (The times below are EST.)
Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays 10am - noon
February 24 and 25/Sunday & Monday-- Jewel School is extremely pleased to have TWO of your favorite Guest Artists with us this weekend!
Innovative Designer, Author and Instructor Katie Hacker will be sharing some beautiful "spring and summertime" designs, using New kits from Beadalon! One will include combing silver beads (shown on previous Jewel School shows) with Colorful Hemp Cord. Below are some springtime samples Katie wanted to share with us; bracelets, necklaces and even hoop earrings! (upper right corner)
Another kit Katie will be featuring contains Beadalon's Flat Memory Wire. (How awesome are these designs from Katie?!) Be sure to tune in to see live samples of what she has done using this great wire shape to create chokers and rings too! (If you are new to working with memory wire, you might like Katie's booklet: "Memory Wire Magic with Katie Hacker".)
But the WAY COOL news is that Wyatt will also debut Fabulous New Stonesett Kits from Beadalon!! That's right, another World Debut product that you'll see first, right here on Jewel School!
The first time I saw this photo of the set Wyatt created as a sample, titled "Grapes & Lilacs", I thought, "Wow, classic--simply stunning!"
Wyatt was so excited as he told me, "These are some of the new Stonesett items that we are showing for the first time, Exclusively on JTV. The findings are made in the USA (really great stuff!). I created this designer's suite by setting Amethyst 8mm round beads and SS39 Swarovski lilac stones." Check out the detail of these New settings from Beadalon, below. (I am so very impressed!!)
February 20-- Beads, Beads and more Beads!! It's Jewel School's Wednesday Bead Show--where our host will offer some great new collections of beads in many shapes, sizes and colors. If you are seeking pearls to be able to make Katie's classy, Flat Memory Wire pearl bracelet, look through Jewel School's collection first!
"Cougarism"-- (cabin fever!)
Our Jewel School shows this weekend are sure to inspire you to begin thinking about springtime; all of the marvelous colors that appear as the earth comes back to life, that you can divert into your jewelry designs. Christiane gave me a sneak peek at the run sheet for these 2 shows and one of our favorite New Products is a 1/2 pound bag filled with colorful amethyst, fluorite and clear quartz beads...very appropriate for Easter, springtime and these colors will easily cross over into summer!
Wire 101: Traditional Wire Jewelry Design-- last weekend's 3 day progressive class was awesome! I had the opportunity to work with four wonderful ladies. (From left to right: Dee, Dawn, Ann and Nancy.)
Each student completed and left class with 7 major projects, a "homework kit" for earrings and the knowledge and written instructions to make many more designs as they practice and journey toward Wire:102. (Pictured are Nancy's finished pieces: 2 different bracelets, 2 pair of earrings with handmade ear wires, 2 different rings, and a freeform framed druzy quartz pendant!)
Yes, for those who were not able to attend last weekend, I will be announcing another Wire:101 workshop at the JSI in the near future!
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