Jewel School Program Monday August 11 from10am-noon (EST)-
We love the trendy, sweet, and extremely talented, Candie Cooper who will join our host, bringing her seemingly boundless energy and some entertaining new products and kits from Beadalon. Describing what we can look forward to, Candie explained, "For this show, I’ll be presenting a variety of techniques from knotting to easy metalworking, alongside trendy materials like leather and silk. It’s also all about making the most of your design with a minimal amount of effort (because we all know time is limited!). I love showing people how they can put their own style into things through these techniques, using materials that speak to them.”
Don’t you just love the simplicity of Candie’s latest earring designs? Her titles are cute too, from left to right: ‘Bird’, ‘Round and Round’, and ‘Circle Meets Square’. You can replicate her designs or come up with your own by using Beadalon’s new Hammered Earrings Kit.
Candie will be sharing more of her earring designs with us, while debuting her New Book, Earringology! (I’ve included both covers in the image below- a ‘sneak peek’. BTW, earrings are usually quick and fun to make, and an impulse purchase for many women. Thinking ahead about upcoming fall craft shows, you might want to order a copy now, so you’re sure to get one!)
How much fun is it to use Beadalon’s New Knot-A-Bead Tabletop Tool?? Tune in to watch Candie both show us how to use it, and share some beautiful new designs she made with it. Candie will also be offering the Knot-A-Bead Accessory Kit (sold separately), as well as a mirage of brightly colored thread and cord collections that can be used in so many of your own jewelry creations!
Tip: Keep your eye on the JSI Calendar to see when your Jewel School Customer Appreciation Classes are held, AND to see the Jewel School Show Schedule – we’ll be Live for THREE Hours Wednesday 9/10 and Thursday 9/11!! We also have openings in our Art Clay Play Classes.
Yes!! I enjoyed a wonderful, no-work-related, vacation. (I didn’t even take one pair of pliers with me!) Of course, I did pass out business cards…..but this break was exactly what I needed to re-energize my creativity! I came home with all sorts of ideas for new designs, and the energy to actually pursue them :).
Speaking of creative design energy, have you taken a few minutes (ok, maybe more like half an hour) to check out the designs that have already been submitted to this year’s Jewel School Designer Showcase Challenge? Folks have really risen to the challenge. You’ll see wonderful examples in each category: Blissful Beading, Metal Art Play and Mixed Up Media. Remember that public voting begins on Monday 9/1 at 12:00am, and lasts through Monday 9/15 at 11:59pm.
Until next week, stay “twisted”!