In the hands of an artist - even the simplest materials take on a new life. We begin with stone cabochons. Then artist Ashley Bunting uses jump rings and crimp tubes to make a simple chainmaille style chain with the most basic of materials. Then Katie creates a prayer mantra bracelet inspired by ancient art. Finally, learn the basics of fine silver metal clay and torch firing with artist Tamara Honaman and complete a necklace using just a pendant and simple leather cording.
Join host Katie Hacker along with her guests as they create today's heirlooms, with new twists on traditional jewelry making techniques. Each episode features just one artist for an in depth lesson on two heirloom techniques. You'll really get to know their insider tips and have extra time to see every detail. Katie finishes each show with a lesson sharing a few of her favorite traditional techniques.