Monday, July 11, 2011

Jewelry Television July 2011

 Knoxville, Tennessee, home of Jewelry Television. I was so honored to have Beadalon and John Bead Corp ask me to represent their products. Never realized how much FUN it was going to be!

I've talked before about how much preparation happens before taping TV shows, right? This was no exception. Even with all I did at home before flying to Knoxville, I ended up spending a whole day there working on new loom pieces. Luckily, there was a marathon of all the Indiana Jones movies on TV, so I set up on my big comfy hotel bed and beaded happily away. It was too hot out to do much sightseeing anyway. (But next visit, Dollywood!)

Yes, I'm totally warped. 3 looms at once.

Using the Spin n Bead is great--I never would make something like this without one, since stringing beads one by one for each strand braided here would take forever.

Showed these loomwork cuffs on Facebook already. That Beadalon loom is really easy to use. Definitely fast--and addicting!

Earrings loomed with the different Delica kits from John Bead. Each colorway collection is for sale on the JTV site. If they haven't sold out yet!

Margo and Kim, the Jewel School hosts, getting ready at their desk in the studio.

I'm setting up at my little desk on the set.

And a short video tour of the Jewel school set right before taping, with a little cameo from Daniel John of John Bead Corp who came down to watch the show. I'll let ya'll know when my next appearance will be and what cool stuff I'll be sharing!



  1. Oh how cool. Knoxville was my home for 20 years, so this really hit the spot for me. Definitely bring your walking shoes for Dollywood, and go to Granny's Kitchen for lunch! I knew about Beads, Baubles & Jewels, but not about this one. Have to go "find show" on my cable now. That braided piece is great.

  2. I saw that "bead loom" segment! & I have that loom. Did you loom both earrings on 1 loom or did you do 1 at a time? Very pretty.

  3. I warped both earrings on one loom, side by side, as in a split loom. I worked them each separately. Good question!

  4. I got the "neutral" Delica kit from JTV. I'm gonna loom me a pair just like yours! BTW: where did u get the metal cuff blank from? Please don't say JohnBead-I only shop w/US internet vendors. Thanks again.

  5. The cuff blanks do not come from John Bead. But that said, they're a great wholesaler to do business with and they drop ship to the states. Nothing different about dealing with them. Toronto is almost the US, anyway!