Watch Me on TV.

arizona middayI’ve been asked to do a 3-5 minute spot on Arizona Midday on Monday, the 28th on channel 12 in Phoenix.  It’s in relation to Interweave’s BeadExpo at the Phoenix Convention Center the following weekend (May 2, 3 and 4). I hope I don’t get bumped for something like a dancing poodle act.

Can I just say that I get really nervous about these things?  I know it’s no big deal.  But I’m a chicken.  How can I pass that up though?  So, to deal with the nerves?  I put it out of my head and wait until the last possible minute to prepare the answers to the questions they’ve already provided me.  I hope they don’t read this because they won’t know I’m just being silly here…honest, I’ll do a good job…I prepare better under pressure.  If I obsessed about it now it would just be a waste of my time.

If you won’t be able to watch, I’m going to TiVo it and hopefully there is a way I can download it to disk then upload it to youtube.  We also shot some video of the studio and a few seconds of me working at the torch and overnighted it to them.  We’ll see if that gets used though because they seemed more interested in jewelry, not bead making.

They asked me if I’d demo how to make a quick piece of jewelry.  So let’s see…answer five questions and make a piece of jewelry in 3-5 minutes.  Sure.  No problem.  Except there’s this little problem.  I don’t make jewelry.  But I have ideas of what I can do.

Which brings me to a question…you’re a beadmaker.  You make beads.  You sell beads.  You only want to make and sell beads.  You want to promote yourself in print.  Magazine articles.  Books.  etc.  But people keep asking you “can you make the beads into a jewelry piece?”


I make beads.  So other people can make jewelry with them.  I don’t want to make jewelry just because.  I make it once a year for a studio show and I end up selling more beads than jewelry.  It drives me nuts.  But I do what I gotta do.  If it means getting me a magazine article, a book deal, a write-up somewhere or a tv spot, I’ll make you all the jewelry you want.  And then I’ll take two weeks to recover from the over exertion of my little brain.

But anyway…did that make up for not being around too much recently?  I tell ya, these kids take up time!  What’s up with that?