Monday, March 17, 2014

Don't miss today's guest blogger on the Halcraft Inspiration Blog: Lauren Andersen, The ChainMaille Lady, has written an awesome tutorial with step-by-step photo instructions on how to make this gorgeous chainmaille necklace! 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tapping Of Beads, Baubles & Jewels In Cinncinatti

I had a wonderful time in Ohio!  It's been a couple of years since I last shot an episode of Beads, Baubles & Jewels.  Even though weather was in the high 20's I managed to stay warm by wearing my long underwear!
Molly Schaller, Katie Hacker, Brenda Schweder, & Me

The staff at KS Productions were so helpful and supportive.  They were there at all times helping us to set up for our episodes.  They also provided us with a wonderful make-up artist. And of course they even plied us with all kinds of food!
Me, Stephanie, & Brenda

Our host Katie Hacker was fabulous and such a calming presence during our filming.  She is not only professional but a bit goofy too!

Molly Schaller
I met Molly Schaller or Molly Schaller Consulting LLC for the first time.  I had seen her on several episodes of BB&J but had never met her in person. Oh my goodness, she is so nice!  She works with the company that puts all the beads in Michaels!

Brenda Schweder
Brenda introduced her new invention Now That's a Jig!™ (NTaJ!™) wire-wrapping system.  It is a beautiful tool!!  And so cleaver!  You will now be able to lock in your wire, and it’s not going anywhere while you can then use two hands to wrap the wire into the shape that you want.  And she is such a delightful person, and like me, she talks to herself while preparing her segments!

Molly, Katie, Brenda, & Me
Stephanie Eddy & Brenda Schweder
Stephanie had just flow in from Tennessee where she had appeared on JTV’s Jewel School.  She has written another book “Lazee Daizee Outer Limits Viking Knit and Beyond” that you can find here.  And of course she brought some of the most stunning designs I’ve ever seen.  And you will see the debut of her husband’s creation.  It is so cute!

We will all be a part of their 20th anniversary Series 2000 that will be available in May of 2014.  To find out more information about Beads, Baubles & Jewels please click on their name above.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The accessible format of this successful series, with large, step-by-step photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and progressive projects, makes it easy to learn new techniques and have fun along the way Keeping a beginner's time, abilities, and budget in mind, The Absolute Beginners Guide Making Chain Mail Jewelry introduces jewellery makers to seven basic weaves. Eighteen fun, stylish projects follow, beginning with easy-to-make earrings, and progressing to bracelets and necklaces. In addition to practicing basic weaves and creating beautiful pieces, beginners will learn many other important skills. They will learn how to use chain mail to embellish leather and other materials, add crystal accents, make stretchable chain mail with rubber O rings, add color with anodized aluminium rings, and more!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

My new book is out!!  And it will be debuted on Jewelry Televisions Jewel School this Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Monday, July 15, 2013

If you will be in the Lodi California area October 19th be sure to drop by!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

It's that time of year!
The 2013 Jewel School Designer Showcase Challenge!

Click here to find out all the information you will need to enter the contest.  $10,000 in total cash and prizes will be awarded!
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