2014 NEW Jewel School Hours!! (EST)
Mondays 10am-noon and Fridays 9:00am-11:00
Monday 1/27 – the amazing Sara Oehler returns with great products from Soft Flex. Be sure to check out how easy it is to use their Universal Magical Crimper, that will help you to create designs like Sara does (shown below).
“Sara O” will also have some New Kits for beading and stringing projects, including both copper and silver-filled Crimp & Cover Kits.
Friday 1/31- tune in to meet New Guest Artist, Franchezka Westwood, who will be sharing some of her fabulous designs created using Beadalon wire and products. Below is a beautiful piece Fran made, titled, "Soul Wings".
A "Chinese Knot Pendant", designed and created by Franchezka Westwood.
Jewel School Feature- Within my Jewel School Blog Post on January 4th, you read about our “Designers, Show Us Your Jewelry Creations!” opportunity. News- besides having your work shown nationally on the Jewel School program, I will also be highlighting a few within my blog too!
This week, I would like to share this gorgeous piece, titled, Mother Earth’s Season in Gems, created by Sunny Chanel.
Sunny also described in touching detail, her inspiration behind this very special necklace, that I now share with you:
“Almost three years ago my mother passed, who had lived next door to me for over 28 years. I was devastated. During one of those long, sleepless nights, I was channel surfing and found JTV with Tommy and Mandy. They were showing and educating viewers about gemstones. I have been in the art field for the last 50 years and after watching them, I was so inspired that I started ordering gems! That same week, on a Sunday, I turned to JTV once again and found Jewel School. There are very few programs I have missed since. I spent the next 3 years in my studio designing jewelry, and I became addicted to JTV. The quality of your gemstone strands and Mark’s pearls are second to none. Everything I learned was from Jewel School, JTV’s DVDs, and gem books. I have since created 400 plus designs, and counting. I have never looked back!!!! I live to design……. and it’s time to get back among the living, so I have a lot to share with you all. My company slogan is “Changes Are New Beginnings”© with a butterfly, because even the changes in our lives that hurt the most can turn into great blessings, if we are just quiet enough to listen to our hearts.
“I actually was asked to teach at a local craft chain after my first few pieces and have spoken at events with hundreds of women on gemstones, metals, and jewelry.
“Mother Earth’s Seasons in Gems© took 3 months to build, using over 60 different gemstones and over 100 Swarovski crystals.
“Thank you JTV staff, for the great blessing of sharing your knowledge and gems with the world. I am sure you have touched many, many, lives. I know mine will never be the same.”
Oh my goodness!! It seems that the entire North American continent is experiencing really cold and unusual weather this winter. What a great time to stay indoors and work on your favorite project; perhaps while listening to a great old movie with a nice cup of fruit flavored tea?
For those of us who will be traveling to either experience, shop, or work the many gem shows in Tucson Arizona next week, remember to wear layers and bring an umbrella this year! The projected weather shows daytime highs in the upper 60's and nightime lows in the lower 40's -- with scattered showers at the end of the week.
BUT!! This too can change at a moments notice! Does anyone remember the frozen Tucson hotel fountains a few years ago?
Stay "twisted", and warm!!