Monday, June 17, 2013

Beads, Baubles and Jewels and a Beaded Leather Wrap Bracelet Video


I wanted to tell you that I'm leaving tomorrow for a week. I'm flying to Cleveland, Ohio to film 2 segments for the television show, Bead, Baubles and Jewels hosted by Katie Hacker. I'm very excited and happy for this opportunity to reach out to the beading community. I'm going to be promoting our book, Bohemian-Inspired Jewelry, but mostly I'm just going for the experience of it all. You might remember back in February, I revealed that my word for this year is EXPAND. I've been exploring the meaning of that and manifesting it in many ways. I'm open to any and all possibilities. I've said "Yes" to just about every opportunity that has come my way. I'm happy to report there's been a few lately! I'm so thrilled with that fact. I'm contributing some of that to me being open and ready for things to happen.

Anyway, back to Beads, Baubles and Jewels. It's kind of a huge leap for me to appear on this show. I mean, I've never been in front of a camera before. I haven't even taken any videos of myself....that is until now! I decided I better get practicing teaching or demonstrating jewelry on video.

So, here's my very first jewelry video! Gah, try not to laugh too much. Oh, and btw, I've been informed by my husband that it is NOT okay to take videos vertically like I did in this one. Apparently, is a no-no faux pas that I was not aware of since I am such a newbie at this whole taking videos thing. He dislikes it very much. I am posting this video without his consent. Sorry, Honey. See you next week!!!

In this video, I'm demonstrating how I make my Rhinestone Leather Wrap bracelet project I designed for Materials list and instructions are below!

Rhinestone Leather Wrap
Erin Siegel


1 yard of red 3/16” deerskinleather lace
33 brass 5mm jump rings
1 brass 9mm spring clasp

Chain nose pliers
Hole punch

1: Insert the leather lace into one fold over end and close with chain nose pliers. Attach the spring clasp to the fold over end as shown.

2: Lay the leather lace on the ruler. Use the pen to mark the center of the leather ¾” from the end of the fold over end. Mark the remaining leather every 1 ½”. Punch holes through all the marked places in the leather as shown.

3: Use 1 jump ring to string 1 crystal dangle and attach it to one hole in the leather lace as shown. Repeat 22 more times.

4: Trim the leather lace ¾” from the end. Insert the leather into one fold over end and close. Link 9 jump rings together to create a chain extender. Attach one end to the fold over end and attach the last crystal dangle to the other end as shown.

Resources: All materials and supplies from


  1. Nice post thanks for sharing with us it is really very useful for us.

  2. Congratulations on your first video and the show. Good luck, and I'm sure it will be wonderful!

  3. I watched your video from my kindle and the format was perfect ;) thanks for sharing and have a great trip to Ohio.

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  5. Erin -I hope you had a great trip and congrats on shooting the segment with Beads, Baubles and Jewels! Way to go, following your inspirational word for the year and saying "YES" to so many opportunities! I think it is really paying off for you! :-) Your rhinestone wrap bracelet is really pretty - love this combination- a very luxe bohemian design!


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