Behind the Scenes with Martha, Kristal Wick, and Beaded Bracelets
|Prepping the set||More makeup please||Me and Martha|
My personal favorite behind the scenes I'd like to share with all you beady peeps happened as we were taping my new DVD, Mixed Media:Beaded Bracelets with Fiber Beads, Crystals, Resin, and Wire. It takes a village to make these DVDs look effortless, and we had quite the crew for my shoot, including Johnny Depp. Little do you know Johnny's picture is in the teleprompter, where only I can see him, so while it looks like I'm chatting with you, my fellow beadaholics, I'm actually showing Johnny how to make mixed-media jewelry! (FYI, he's great at resin.) While filming in our studio, you can choose between Johnny, Robert Redford, Colin Firth, Hugh Jackman, or a yellow lab. So very hard to decide!
|Before the magic||Where's Johnny?||Craft Service?|
Knock on wood, we didn't have any major mishaps besides dragging my sleeve through resin (no worries, after it cured I hung it on the wall as abstract art). For each "perfect" piece you see on the DVD, there's a big old "boneyard" of casualties back at my studio. Practice pieces, jewelry that didn't make the cut or simply looked ugly (it happens folks). In any case, the set was filled with wire, glitter, piles of crystals in every color, resin, Angelina fibers, metal patinaed sheets, paint stiks, fabrics, and oh, so many other goodies I use to show you how to make FAB beaded bracelets!
|Kissing crystals for good luck||Lights, camera, action||The cover shot for the DVD|
In Hollywood, Craft Services is one of the best spreads on the movie sets for all the actors and camera crew. Many a Hollywood starlet has complained about extra inches added with Craft's name all over it! Here's our version of Craft Services aka Costco spread! Not quite the same, eh?
I'm thrilled to share my beaded bracelet techniques with all my beady peeps! Join me, Bling, and Sparkle and get going right now making fun and inspiring bauble delights with my new DVD, Mixed Media: Beaded Bracelets with Fiber Beads, Crystals, Resin, and Wire.
The best is yet to bead!