Projects - Series 300
Make It Artsy is a brand new show dedicated to the crafter, maker and artist!  This new series celebrates that maker spirit and enthusiasm that extends to every part of life. It’s more than crafting, more than art or scrapbooking; this is an all-encompassing show for any one that loves to make “things”.  From mixed media to metalsmithing, using tools from saws to sewing machines, and materials from paper to wood;  today’s most creative “makers” join  host Julie Fei Fan Balzer and unleash a new look for crafting with a touch of industrial style. 
Episode 301 -Blueprints

Before you build, make a plan or blueprint. Julie Fei Fan Balzer creates a scheduling journal with lots of color and style. Lynn Suprock sculpts tiny books to use as journals and jewelry. Joe Rotella builds a planner from an ordinary calendar. Jane Dunnewold talks about personal alignment.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer creates a bullet, scheduling journal.

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Lynn Suprock sculpts tiny books for journals and jewelry.

Joe Rotella builds a planner from an ordinary calendar.

Jane Dunnewold – Creative Strength Training
Episode 302 -Building Blocks

From basic blocks, great new art is built. Lynn Suprock uses a blender to turn recycled materials into paper. Rebekah Meier cuts, sews and paints a multi-media collage. Mary Hettsmansperger makes cold connection jewelry and Jane Dunnewald shares more ideas on alignment.

Lynn Suprock uses a blender to turn recycled materials into paper.

Rebekah Meier cuts, sews and paints a multi-media collage.

Mary Hettmansperger demonstrates cold connection techniques.

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Jane Dunnewold – Creative Strength Training

Episode 303 -Nuts and Bolts

Let’s get down to nuts and bolts. Candie Cooper weaves leather through washers to make a cool bracelet. Joe Rotella and Julie McGuffee join forces and power up their tools to create a musical wind chime from a wine bottle. Jane Dunnewold concludes her thoughts on alignment.

Candie Cooper weaves leather through washers to make a bracelet. 

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Joe Rotella creates a musical wine bottle wind chime.

Julie McGuffee demonstrates how to etch on glass

Jane Dunnewold – Creative Strength Training

Episode 304 - Bricks Need Mortar – They Don’t Stand Alone

Combine materials with inspiration to make contemporary art. Julie Fei Fan Balzer sews and stamps fabric embellishments for book covers and more.  Debbi Simon combines clay with uncommon materials to create unique 3-D pieces. Julie Fei Fan Balzer screen prints with stencils and Mary Hettsmansperger adds shine to metalwork with mica.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer sews and stamps book cover designs. 

Debbi Simon combines clay and unusual materials to create 3-D pieces.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer screen prints with stencils.

Mary Hettsmansperger – Materials Workshop – Working with Mica

Episode 305 -A Good Foundation

Great art is built on a good foundation. Rebekah Meier cuts, paints and assembles layers of felt. Mystele Kirkeeng uses paints and pastels to craft a folk art house. Mary Hettsmansperger fabricates jewelry and art objects from copper. Jane Dunnewold discusses content.

Rebekah Meier cuts, paints and assembles layers of felt.

Mystele Kirkeeng uses paints and pastels to craft a folk art house.

Mary Hettmansperger fabricates jewelry and art objects from copper.

Jane Dunnewold – Creative Strength Training

Episode 306 -Tools of the Trade

Making art is easy with the right tools. Joe Rotella drills fine china to make a charming bird feeder. Cheryl Boglioli crafts a charming bisque face pendant. Candie Cooper makes metallic leather tassels to embellish jewelry, accessories and home dec and Mary Hettsmansperger fires up her torch and shares some tips.

Joe Rotella drills fine china to make a bird feeder. 

Cheryl Boglioli crafts a bisque face pendant.

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Candie Cooper makes metallic leather tassels.
Mary Hettmansperger – Materials Workshop – Using a Plumber’s Torch
Episode 307 -On The Surface

The surface reflects your artistic flair. Lynn Suprock transforms shot gun shells into trendy jewelry. Debbi Simon adds heat to encaustic wax to create special effects. Cat Kerr creates a beautiful pendant with cool resin techniques and Mary Hettsmansperger adds color to copper.

Lynn Suprock transforms shot gun shells into jewelry.

Debbi Simon adds heat to encaustic wax for special effects.

Cat Kerr creates a pendant with resin techniques.

Mary Hettmansperger – Materials Workshop – Adding Color to Copper

Episode 308 -Hard Hats Required

Grab your hard hat to make heavy-duty art. Julie Fei Fan Balzer cuts, embosses and paints metal to create home décor. Make a lamp with interchangeable panels with Joe Rotella. Cheryl Boglioli mixes media and crackles it on canvas for special effects and Jane Dunnewold has more ideas about the inner artist.

Joe Rotella make a lamp with interchangeable panels

Cheryl Boglioli creates a mixed media canvas.

Jane Dunnewold – Creative Strength Training

Episode 309 -Signage

It’s all about signage and announcing your event. Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes a festive partyscape for any occasion. Julie McGuffee and Joe Rotella team up to make a shiny party banner and Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes paper tiles that look like clay tiles. Jane Dunnewold talks about collections.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes a festive partyscape. 

Julie McGuffee and Joe Rotella make a shiny party banner.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer makes paper tiles that look like clay tiles.

Jane Dunnewold – Creative Strength Training

Episode 310 -Finishing Touches

Add that perfect finishing touch. Joe Rotella molds and casts a one-of-a-kind gaming set. Sandra Evertson upcycles vintage bottles to make trendy Boho decor. Candie Cooper finishes off a leather cuff with colorful embroidery and Mary Hettsmansperger smooth-finishes metal edges.

Joe Rotella molds and casts a one-of-a-kind gaming set. 
Sandra Evertson upcycles vintage bottles to make Boho decor. 

Candie Cooper finishes a leather cuff with colorful embroidery.

Mary Hettmansperger – Materials Workshop – Finishing Metal Techniques
Episode 311 -Plumbing and Electrical – Below the Surface

Explore below the surface. Cheryl Boglioli adds a variety of materials to a crafted form to make a gallery-ready figurine. Rae Missigman creates a trendy artistic cuff bracelet. Rebekah Meier makes a mixed media circle abstract on canvas. Jane Dunnewold talks about planning your art.

Cheryl Boglioli creates a gallery-ready figurine.

Rae Missigman creates an cuff bracelet.

Rebekah Meier makes a mixed media circle abstract on canvas.

Jane Dunnewold – Creative Strength Training

Episode 312 -Under and Over

Look over, under and all around for creative ideas. Debbi Simon sculpts artful household hardware from clay. Candie Cooper embosses on leather and Sandra Evertson transforms candlesticks into art with clay and found objects. Jane Dunnewold talks about setting goals.

Debbi Simon sculpts household hardware from clay.

Candie Cooper embosses on leather.

Sandra Evertson transforms candlesticks into art with clay and found objects.

Jane Dunnewold – Creative Strength Training

Episode 313 -Grand Opening – Proper Attire

Once it’s built, it’s time for the grand opening! Dress up with wood and clay jewelry holder from Candie Cooper. Jen Cushman stamps an on-trend metal bracelet. Rae Missigman makes a cute purse from recycled products. Mary Hettsmansperger has safety tips for working in your studio.

Candie Cooper makes a wood and clay jewelry holder.

Jen Cushman stamps a metal bracelet.

Rae Missigman makes a purse from recycled products.

Mary Hettmansperger – Materials Workshop – Safety Tips
 
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