you know that jewelry and beading is one of the
fastest growing categories in the 29 billion dollar
craft industry? It is also the craft that was
ranked number one by crafters as the one activity
they are most likely to try in the next year.
Beads, Baubles & Jewels is just the show to
inspire these potential viewers.
Beading also reaches an all important demographic
- the largest group of participants are females
26-44 (a younger group then most other crafts).
One more fact, there are 1,800 beading stores
across the United States - and 1,800 potential
what makes jewelry making so popular? Beading
is a trend in fashion, accessories and home
décor. Your viewers can't open a fashion
magazine, or stroll down the aisles of a store
without seeing beads. Beading is culturally
diverse, echoing designs from all over the world.
Beading is the easy way to accessorize clothing,
or décor with personal expression. And
that is what Beads Baubles & Jewels is all
about: education, inspiration and personal expression.
Every program teaches your viewers the techniques
they need to make their own jewelry starting
with the basics. Then we inspire them with guest
artists and their creations. Lastly we show
them how to use jewelry as an expression of
their style and heritage.
Dazzle a new and growing audience with the addition
of Beads, Baubles & Jewels!
Katie Hacker, the host of Beads, Baubles and Jewels Click on image for higher resolution version.
Host Katie Hacker and guest Kate Richbourg on the set of Beads, Baubles and Jewels Click on image for higher resolution version.
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HOST Katie Hacker Katie Hacker is an artist and writer who started designing her own jewelry as a teenager when she couldn't find fashionable clip earrings for her un-pierced ears. She turned her pastime into a business and now makes a living doing what she loves best - making jewelry and sharing her ideas.
A prolific author whose books have sold more than half-a-million copies, Katie has provided beading advice for 12 seasons as the presenter of Beading Lessons on "Beads, Baubles & Jewels." She moves over to the host's chair in the upcoming 13th season. Viewers connect with her approachable style and "you can do it!" attitude.
Katie regularly contributes how-to projects and articles to a variety of magazines and is a columnist for Beadwork. She's passionate about demystifying jewelry making and specializes in projects that are fashionable and fun. Her confident and easygoing manner helps new beaders feel less intimidated and more empowered. "I love helping people find their source of creativity through beads," Katie says. Her workshops at national venues like the Bead Fest and the Create Your Style with Crystallized - Swarovski Elements Tucson Event feature techniques for creating boutique-style jewelry.
Katie and her husband, Craig Brown, live in rural Indiana with their sweet children, enthusiastic dog, opinionated cat, and an assortment of farm critters.