Fun With Wood Beads: Behind the Scenes

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of filming my first full-length how-to video in the Interweave studios here in Colorado. I thought it would be fun to give you a little sneak peek into the filming process that all of our visiting artists go through!

The photo on the right was taken on the set. Isn’t the set design pretty? We have artists who work in all different media come to film here, so the set can be customized accordingly. The table can be switched out, a chair and spinning wheel or loom can be set up, etc.

TheĀ  makeup artist works her magic: Content Strategist (and Beadwork Magazine’s founding editor,) Jean Campbell, getting her makeup done in the Green Room.


Artist, jewelry designer, and founder of Green Girl Studios, Cynthia Thornton, running through her setup with Assistant Editor Anna.


Beadwork editor Melinda Barta setting up for her shoot.


Fiber artist Judith MacKenzie setting up in the staging area.


The crew keeps a close eye on the monitors to make sure the audience is going to see everything it needs to!
And finally, shots are taken of the finished product to use on the DVD covers, in promos etc.

If you’re curious to see what I was up to, check out my video download here. I had a ton of fun playing with plain unfinished wood beads and pendants and turning them into interesting customized components using scrapbook paper and decoupage medium, fabric dye, and light-sensitive dye that is exposed using sunlight!

Have fun crafting!

Debbie Blair, Editor

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