by Dale Cougar Armstrong
2014 Jewel School Showtime - Mondays 10am-noon (EST)
Monday March 10th – Have you ever wondered how to twist cords together so they remain twisted? Tune in to this week’s Jewel School show where Anne Dilker will unravel this mystery! She will be bringing a huge variety of brand new products and kits from BeadSmith and will demonstrate how quick and easy it is to learn this technique. These can be used with your jewelry designs almost immediately! Below are jewelry samples Anne created using the “twisted cord technique” with bright new s-lon cord selections.
TEXTURE!! Could be the theme for the selection of products Anne will be sharing with us, such as the beautiful new textured cords kit. Imagine the possibilities!
How about a new kit for creating a beaded Kumihimo Design! Including coordinated collections of both druk (round) and seed beads from the Czech Republic and S-lon Cord, this kit can be used to make a necklace similar to the one Anne shared, shown below. (I think this represents the inspiring new growth and skies of springtime!)
Do you know what a "half bracelet" is? Tune in to find out more about this cool new finding!
Jewel School is extremely excited about helping you learn how to: “Make More Money Making Jewelry”! Resulting from two years of research and development, this brand new product comes to Jewel School from Anne Dilker and her partner, Brett Attebery, a marketing and economics specialist.
“4MJ” is a comprehensive, work-at-your-own-pace, 12 week business class. It begins with identifying what you want, runs through pricing strategies, and then onto why understanding your numbers is important. 4MJ includes more than 11 hours of video instruction (broken into 49 mini segments for ease of use) and is laid out in Six Major Modules:
- Setting Priorities
- Marketing of Art
- Art of Marketing
- Your Business on the World Wide Web
- Mastering Your Time
- Mastering Your Money
Sample this business course by viewing this free video lesson titled, “Do You Really Need a Website?”. Anne is excited to bring this opportunity to Jewel School, saying, “Jewel School has done such an excellent job with materials, supplies and "how-to make" instructions that the time has arrived to introduce instruction on how-to build a business.”
JSI Blog Question Winner!
The JSI Team and I thank all of you who replied via email, with the types of classes you would like to see at the JSI in Knoxville. The winner of a “$50 JSI bucks” certificate is… Kathleen Carr!! (Watch for a personal email from me!)
Cougarism- Meet Our Expert Instructors
Continuing the introduction of world class expert seed bead instructors who will be teaching at the JSI at our April Seed Bead Extravaganza, I’d like you to meet Kelly Wiese and Meg Fillmore-Mullen.
Meg Fillmore Mullen
An expert in seed bead embroidery design and instruction, it has been almost 20 years since Meg Fillmore-Mullen first realized that the perfect recipe for her artwork was to combine beads and fabric. Meg beads on quilts, scarves, ribbon, hats, shoes, clothes, dolls and even on her dog’s fancy collar! Bead embroidery is her favorite type of beading because... Read more and view Meg’s classes here:
Kelly has been nationally teaching bead weaving for approximately 16 years. She loves working with size 15 seed beads and crystals and creating designs that are described as romantic and delicate. Author of two beading books, Beaded Allure (2010), and A Beaded Romance (2013), she has also written ... Read more and view Kelly’s classes here:
Next week we will meet seed bead instructors Leslie Rogalski and Gail DeLuca!
Until then, stay “twisted”!