Saturday, December 10, 2011

Beads, Baubles and Jewels

I just got back from the Beads, Baubles and Jewels videotaping.  I was petrified before I left but came home feeling exhilarated and almost giddy with joy!  Sounds like I'm ready to have my medication tweaked!  But really, it was fun, fun, fun!


This is the Green Room and boy was it greeeen!  There's Mr. Painting with Fire working at the computer.  This is where you bring in your projects to set them up, hang up your wardrobe changes, and visit with each other while you wait your turn.  At one end of the room they have a large T.V. where you can watch the live feed of one of your colleagues being videotaped.


The artists who were there with me were Danielle Fox of "Stringing Magazine," Cynthia Deis of Ornamentea, Brenda Schweder, super-star of annealed steel wire jewelry and more, and Jackie Truty of Art Clay fame.




Here's Cynthia with her project.  We all had large baking sheets to lay out our projects.  Mike, one of the staffers, carries these into the taping room when it's your turn. 





I apologize for the reflection, but the room was so dimly lit that I needed a flash in order to capture Cynthia's lovely pieces. 





Here are the tools for one of my projects. 




Here I am in make up.  I had a great chat with Lorene, the make-up artist, and she gave me some suggestions on shades of different cosmetics from the Bobbi Brown line.  She is a wonderful lady with quite a varied background.  We both laughed about having been Executive Secretaries in a former life and having proficiency with Gregg Shorthand.  She said it was funny we were talking about it because she had just come across her old Gregg Shorthand textbook.  I told her she should hold onto it because it was probably worth a lot of money! 



The finished result.  They intensify your make-up and put highlighter  in any areas, like the sides of your nostrils, where the bright lights in the studio would cast shadows.  It was very interesting. 



Setting up the torch on the set.



One of the very kind people who helped things move along.  He was responsible for micing us and monitoring sound levels. 



Here's the lovely Katie Hacker getting her microphone attached. 



That is essentially it.  The day moved so quickly that for me it was over by 12:30.  Originally I was scheduled for taping at 2 p.m.  We benefitted from this change and were able to fly back that evening instead of staying over and being greeted by snow the next day!  It was a very enjoyable whirlwind!  

17 comments:

fireflymyst said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Love this, Barbara! And now, for the non-jewelry novice such as myself, how would I watch said video?

In the Light of the Moon said...

Omygosh I was thinking of you and wondering how it all went...How wonderful!! Congrats Congrats to you!! Hugs,Cat

Emakaye said...

That is awesome! Cpngratulations!!!

Cath said...

How exciting! Will the taping be available to viewers living outside your area?
Fun, Fun, Fun.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Thank you for taking us through your day. Very interesting to see the behind the scenes. Glad you had fun, can't wait to see what you do next!

Judy said...

You are living your dream,I love sharing the experience with you!

Laura Twiford said...

It's so funny Barbara, as i was reading the progression of the day, I was getting butterflies as if i was going through it with you! Very cool to see the behind the scenes version.So happy for you and can't wait to see the results!

Gardanne said...

What fun Barbara, you really know how to take your business to the next level. How about an e course on marketing?????

Cynthia said...

Congrats on being famous!! Looks like it was a blast!

sharon said...

I am fascinated Barbara, and so impressed! You are a star my friend! Looks like an increedible experience...I am so happy for you

Abeille à miel said...

What a great post, thanks for sharing the experience in pictures!

KayzKreationz said...

Sounds like you had a great time. Can't wait to hear when and where to see/watch it.

Ornamental Style said...

I can't wait to see the episode! A star is born!

Leslie Todd said...

Wow, Barbara! What an exciting experience! Thanks for letting us get a peek.

Tracy Statler said...

Congratulations Barbara. I am excited for all the work you are doing to get your work and your book out there. Stepping outside your comfort zone is definitely paying off for you!

Diane said...

Wow...I can only imagine what all was going on in your mind for the taping Barbara! I too would have immediately had the need to go to the bathroom. LOL. BTW, recently my mother found my GREGG shorthand book and gave it to me. Priceless. I loved shorthand in HS and still frequently still "write" it in my mind~~isn't that funny? We did it every morning in class, and I guess it just "stuck"...and that was uhhhh...36 years ago. LOL.