Behind the scenes at BBJ!
Top row: Jennifer VanBenschoten, Jill Wiseman, Jewelry set up.
Middle row: Kate Richbourg, Me and Katie Hacker, Jean Campbell.
Bottom row: On set with Katie and staff, Candie Cooper w/ my book, Barb Switzer.
The new season of the Beads, Baubles and Jewels TV series is airing now! You might remember I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio this past June to film two segments for the 1900 series. This was a huge deal for me. It was my first time in front of a video camera. I was so nerve-racked about how it would go! There is no rehearsal, no practice and no script. The segments are organic and free-flowing. In some ways that was a relief and in other ways I was completely terrified. Oh. My. Gosh, this could be a total disaster. I just had no idea how I was going to perform under the bright lights with those cameras pointed at me. I'm not exactly comfortable in the spotlight. I tend to shy away from that, but what I don't shy away from is opportunity, new experiences, and chances to grow and expand. I seem to crave those things! There were so many reasons for me to say yes to this opportunity. A chance to reach out to a larger beading audience and share my techniques and projects, promote Ornamentea, promote myself and my book, meet and connect with others in the jewelry community, gain valuable experience, push myself to meet all that I'm capable of and more...
More behind the scenes...
Host, Katie Hacker and me.
All materials, supplies and instructions for both projects can be found on the BBJ website as well as my designer page on Ornamentea. com.