We filmed this Beads, Baubles & Jewels series last spring. It's fun to go back and look through the photos now that these episodes are airing on PBS. We talked a lot about color and did everything from leather to bead stringing, metal working and more.
I think it shows that we all feel very lucky to get to share our jewelry making ideas on TV. Most of our guests make, sell and market their jewelry and love teaching classes, writing books and spreading the word about DIY jewelry making.
What you don't see in any of these photos is the amazing crew and production staff that makes sure everything goes smoothly and looks good. You also don't see the countless hours that everyone spends getting ready for the shoot. It truly takes a village.
When I was first on the program as a guest, I spent the whole night before the shoot laying awake, running through my demonstrations in my head. I was so worried that I'd forget to say something important or mess up my steps that I pretty much made myself a nervous wreck.
At the studio when we were filming those early segments, I had to go in the bathroom and give myself a pep talk between takes. By the time I moved over to the host's seat in 2007, I was a lot more comfortable filming short Beading Lessons. We've come a long way!
Series 2300 marks our 12th year on the air. KS Productions, Inc. is owned by Kathie Stull, who is being honored this year with the Craft & Hobby Association's Industry Achievement Award. She's an industry pro with nine shows currently on PBS. She's taught me more things than I can count and I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to work together with Kathie and her team.
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