Friday, September 12, 2014

Beads, Baubles and Jewels: Episode 2010...

Did you know that I'm going to be on TV?  Last year in November, I filmed an episode of Beads Baubles and Jewels with the lovely, Katie Hacker.  The show airs on some digital PBS stations and I've heard from folks around the country that they've caught the episode already!  If you're like me and live in an area that doesn't air the show on TV, you can see it online!  The episode debuts online next week on Friday, September 19th starting at noon!  Just CLICK HERE to visit the website.

Initially, I was a little apprehensive, as this is the first time that I've been on TV.  (It didn't help that I white-knuckled it through a lake effect blizzard to get to the studio.)  But once I got there, I had a lot of fun.  It was so nice to see old friends and make new ones!  Katie and the crew were so patient and made the process a breeze!

In episode 2010, "Art Inspired Jewelry Making", we quickly chat about my artistic background, blogging, and starting a business.  Then we shift into the second segment, where I demonstrate how to make decorative bead caps out of two-part epoxy clay.  In the last segment, Katie shows how to make a necklace with beaded chain.  She uses one of my porcelain pendants as a focal in her lovely (and easy-to-make) design!

This is a necklace that I made using the epoxy clay bead cap.  It's a wonderful technique if you've chipped a stone or want to add a little bit of an organic vibe to your wire-wrapped pendants.  In this piece, I've used a piece of amethyst (embellished with the epoxy clay technique) on a length of chain with a vermeil spacer from Singaraja Imports and Swarovski crystal dangles.

If you get a chance, I'd love for you to take a look and watch the episode.  If you like it, I hope you'll comment with wild abandon and share the link.  I had a lot of fun and would love to be invited back.  So make sure you check into on Friday, September 19th starting at noon to see the episode!


Anonymous said...

Oh this is such great news Andrew!! How exciting! Its on my calendar. I really like how finished looking your technique is with the clay caps- and look forward to seeing/learning more. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

You're made for TV Andrew very natural and composed. Loved your segment!