The 2600 season of Beads, Baubles & Jewels is all about art and how we can translate that into our lives. In the first segment, host Katie Hacker features pierced metal. Get your jeweler’s saw and some metal ready as Katie will undoubtedly inspire you to create a new piece of art. ABOVE IMAGE: Pierced […]

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Sparkly shiny things are welcome anytime, but seem to be even more desirable during the holidays. There’s something about putting on a special piece of jewelry with a new outfit that takes the night (or day) to the next level. And what better way to bring that glitz, glam, and sparkle into your life than […]

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During Bead Fest Tacoma, Sarah Thompson, jewelry designer and author, hosted a book signing for Fine Art Wire Weaving as well as talked wire with everyone who stopped by. There were a lot of questions being asked and there was a lot of passion and energy in the room! It was a pleasure to meet […]

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Leather is an amazing material to work with and it’s great to use in jewelry making. Leather is lightweight, durable, and available in many different forms. In the new Create Leather Jewelry eBook from Beadwork magazine, we can also see that leather is very versatile! You can dye, emboss, cut, sew, layer, rivet, knot, glue, […]

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The two most common things I hear when sharing my jewelry-making area are: “You don’t have a kiln in your studio?” and “You don’t have propane and oxygen in your studio?” Nope. I sure don’t, on both counts. The next question usually asked is “why?” This answer lies with my dear husband. Him, our homeowner’s […]

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Jeff Fulkerson’s jewelry designs are recognizable and covetable. Jeff’s teaching skills bring an air of relaxation, creativity, and fun to a classroom. I recently had the pleasure of being one of his students during Bead Fest Philly and it was a day to remember. As were the quotes he dropped throughout the day. Jeff on […]

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A long time ago (about 16 years) in a galaxy far, far away (Wildacres, NC), this girl got to learn some solid new skills from these amazing people (Alan Revere and Christine Dhein). ABOVE: l to r: Christine Dhein, Alan Revere, Sylvia (another attendee), and Tammy Honaman Wildacres Wildacres is a beautiful retreat destination housed […]

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Lampworked glass is a wonderful art form. It’s one of, if not the original thing that drew me into beads and jewelry making. Broaching the subject of making glass beads in our home, I said to my husband, “The techniques involved with lampworking glass are basic and I only need a few tools.” I tried. […]

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