|The Beadalon Team blowing off steam after a long day of teaching classes!|
|Meredith and Kleshna arrive in Tennessee!|
The Beadalon Team had an AMAZING time at the JTV Experience hosted by Jewelry Television July 17-21, 2017! I had the pleasure of finally meeting the lovely Kleshna, inventor of the Bangle Bracelet and Ring Weaver Tools. We celebrated the birthday of the talented Sara Ellis, and it's always a good time when Wyatt White is part of the party! We even got to see Beadalon Design Team member, Candie Cooper, as she was running to her class that was televised LIVE.
|Bracelets made with the |
Elastic Cord Needle and Elonga
We all taught classes as part of the event, and my students had the opportunity to work with the Elastic Cord Needle and Elonga Stretch Cord. Everyone agreed that the Elonga was a great option for making stretch bracelets - look for more information about it soon.
|Bangles made with |
the Katie Knotter Tool
My second class used the Katie Knotter Tool, designed by Katie Hacker. Did you know that if you don't have the right sized table for the C bracket, you can use a Beadalon Tacky Bead Mat? That mat comes in handy in so many ways! We made fun bangle bracelets using 14 Gauge Artistic Wire, the 3D Bracelet Jig, Artistic Wire Crimp Tubes, and B-Lon Cord. Finishing the ends off with little bead dangles was a favorite for everyone! JTV surprised us with a bowl of bead soup, and everyone enjoyed picking a little something something to adorn their bracelet.
Wyatt taught two amazing Wire wrapping classes - a pendant and a ring, and Kleshna taught one class using the Bangle Bracelet Weaver Tool, and one with the Ring Weaver Tool. Wyatt and Kleshna both did a LIVE class and stayed on a few days for Jewel School. It was a whirlwind trip to Tennessee and we are so grateful to JTV for the opportunity to participate, and for all of the wonderful people that we met in our classes. We can't wait for next year!