Mar 26, 2019

Beadshop.com on Beads Baubles and Jewels, Episode 2706, Bollywood

Hey All!
More from my adventure from filming Season 2700 of Beads Baubles and Jewels for PBS. The theme "A Sense of Place" continues in this episode titled "India."  Katie Hacker and I had a fun time presenting this Beadshop.com classic design, Bollywood. A perfect project for this episode.


A quick make and a great project for any season, depending on the color palette you choose. I named this sample "Bhangra", an ode to the popular dance so often showcased in Bollywood movies.


Fun, huh??

The ingredients list is here:
Download the companion handout here.

For more information on this season and all past seasons check out the Beads, Baubles and Jewels website Watch the Bollywood segment here:


I can't wait to go back next season, planning is already in session! Also, if you want some snazzy glasses like I am wearing, check them out at CraftOptics

Beadshop.com on Beads Baubles and Jewels, Episode 2705, Odyssey


The Kate & Katie team is BACK! Welcome to Episode 2705, "Excursions" in series 2700 of Beads Baubles and Jewels for PBS.


The theme for this season is "A Sense of Place" and I knew the viewers would love our Odyssey project. Ancient Jade is inspired by the rich colors of an ancient palace adorned with precious jade objects. I just love the rich blend of brass, mustard and greens.


Here is what I used:
Ingredients used:

Download the companion handout here.

For more information on this season and all past seasons check out the Beads, Baubles and Jewels website Watch the Odyssey segment here:



I can't wait to go back next season, and I am busy creating new projects to share with you! 

Mar 18, 2019

Beadshop.com on Beads Baubles and Jewels, The Eiffel Tower Lariat

Hey All!

Back in October 2018, I flew out to KS Productions in Ohio to film Season 2700 of Beads Baubles and Jewels for PBS. It's always a fun time. Katie Hacker is the best host ever and we always enjoy our time together (even though it is always way too short!)


This season in addition to the other projects if filmed, I was asked by Soft Flex Company to do a project for them. Since here at beadshop.com we have been using Soft Flex products since the early '90's, I thought "Yes!" it sounded like fun! The project I designed is called "The Eiffel Tower Lariat"


It is such a fun and easy make. It features Tila Beads, some of my favorites! 

The ingredients list is here:

Download the companion handout here.

The episode is showing this week on the Beads, Baubles and Jewels website this week, or you can watch the segment here:



Thanks so much for inviting me, BB&J and for sponsoring me, Soft Flex. I can't wait to go back next season. Also, if you want some snazzy glasses like I am wearing, check them out at CraftOptics

Mar 12, 2019

The Suntan Special, Alley Mori's "Tracks on Steroids" wrap!

After viewing Kate's Tracks beadshop LIVE episode Alley just needed to recreate the design...but she didn't have any Half Tilas! What's a girl to do? Well, you can either go big or go home...so Alley went BIG.

Check out what Alley calls "Tracks on Steroids," a new imagining using Carrier Beads. Isn't this fun? Alley named her piece Suntan Special, and yes we can see how special it is! Check out her beautiful work and the ingredients list below:


Suntan Special, inspired by Tracks
by Alley Mori

Ingredients:
1 Spirits Button- Brass
1 Pkg 2mm Brown Greek Leather1 Pkg 2mm Distressed Light Brown Indian Leather1 Spool Chocolate Fine C-Lon1 Spool Peacock Regular C-Lon1 Spool Lemongrass Regular C-Lon1 Spool Turquoise Regular C-Lon1 Tube 8-4514 Picasso Seafoam Green 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads1 Tube 8-4515 Picasso Chartreuse Matte 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads1 Tube 8-4516 Picasso Montana Matte 8/0 Miyuki Seed Beads1 Strand Carrier Beads- Ancient Gold1 Pkg Pony Beads- Brass2 Jardin Round Rings- Antique Brass2 Small Hammertone Rings- Antique Brass2 Hammered Oval Links- Antique Copper1 Pkg 9mm Oval Coil Jump Rings- Antique Copper

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