Monday, November 16, 2009

Meet Guest Artist April Abate-Adams


On Sunday Afternoon November 22, 2009 Join Mona Hair and Dr. Gail Devoid in the broadcast room to meet guest featured artist April Abate-Adams.
A Geologist and jewelry designer, April has a love of stones and design.

Show Time: 12pm PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm in Europe, 8pm UK 9am in Hawaii.
Location: www.livevideo.com/liveshow/The-Jewelry-Connection

No user ID is required to watch the show.
A user ID is required in order to join the show with live text and/or webcam.
You may call into the show to ask the artist questions with Skype by calling User ID: Mona77401
or by phoning in with phone number 1-832-397-6317
Join us for a wonderful opportunity to get to know this artist!
Her website is: Delicate Desert Designs
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Mona
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Temporary Relocation of The Jewelry Connection

UPDATE: 11-14-2009

The upgrades on the Primary broadcast room for The Jewelry Connection are complete and we are returning to the Primary Broadcast room just in time to host our online jewelry show, "A Holiday in Jewels! Here's a link to the broadcast room for the show!

The Jewelry Connection Broadcast Room

SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER :
NOVEMBER 1ST: WAS DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR A HOLIDAY IN JEWELS
NOVEMBER 8: OPEN FORUM AND HOW TO BEAT A LOW EBB OF THE MUSE
NOVEMBER 15: A JEWELRY SHOW - A HOLIDAY IN JEWELS -A COLLABORATIVE OF DESIGNERS
NOVEMBER 22: Meet Guest Artist April Abate-Adams - Interview and Review of Work
NOVEMBER 29TH - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND - NO SHOW ON THIS DAY

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER:
DECEMBER 6TH: CHRISTINA NEIT WITH THE ENTRIES FOR HER FANTASY JEWELS CHALLENGE
DECEMBER 13TH: GUEST ARTIST TAMRA GENTRY - Interview and Review of Work
DECEMBER 20TH: BROADCAST ROOM HOLIDAY GET TOGETHER
DECEMBER 27TH: CHRISTMAS WEEKEND - NO SHOW

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Presenting Fabulous Chain Maille on November 1st


The Jewelry Connection will be hosting guest artisanRebeca Mojica of Blue Buddha Boutique!
Rebecca is a world class chain maille artist! Join me and my co-host Dr. Gail Devoid to enjoy an interview and a review of some of Rebeca's work!

When: Sunday Afternoon November 1st
Where: http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/gdevoid
Time: 12pm PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm in Europe, 8pm in the UK, 9am in Hawaii!


Hello Everyone!
Tomorrow afternoon we will be hosting guest featured artist Rebeca Mojica of Chicago! Rebeca is a world class chain maille artist. Because my broadcast room is still in upgrade mode, we will be relocating the show to my co-hosts broadcast room! Here is the web address for the location of tomorrow's show Featuring Blue Buddha Boutique and Rebeca Mojica!

http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/gdevoid



Thanks!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Hugs,
Mona
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection



You may join the broadcast room by clicking on the link provided. Please allow a few seconds for the broadcast room to load. If you wish to participate in live text or with a webcam you'll need to create a member ship at the site and set up your web cam prior to the show, and then be logged in. Sign up on the home page of www.livevideo.com

You may also call in for the show with Skype via my user id: Mona77401 or call in by phone to the show at The Jewelry Connection dedicated line: 832-397-6317

Rebeca's website is:

http://www.BlueBuddhaBoutique.com - Chainmailling our world one ring at a time.

Hope to see you there!
Love to All,
Mona Hair
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection
An on-line radio talk show for and about independent jewelry artists!
www.livevideo.com/the-jewelry-connection

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Meet Guest Artist Maureen Brusa Zapellini


On Sunday Afternoon September 27, 2009 featured guest artist Maureen Brusa Zappellini will be joining us in the broadcast for a live interview, review of work, and question/answer session! Maureen is a trained metalsmith with training in Italy as well as the USA. Designing jewelry and creating forms are her forte and it will be an awe inspiring show!

SHOW TIME IN THE USA: 12pm PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST
SHOW TIME IN EUROPE: 9pm except in the UK - 8pm

No user id is required to watch and listen to the show.
If you want to join in live text to the broadcast room or with a webcam and headset with mic....you must have a user id which may be obtained from www.livevideo.com home page.
To Join the Show Click Here: The Jewelry Connection Broadcast Room
Best To All!
Mona
feel free to Skype me with any questions: User Name Mona 77401

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Prepping for the Holiday Jewelry Show - Instructions and Requirements


Greetings everyone!
My co-host Dr. Gail Devoid and I are in the midst of planning for a jewelry show that will showcase jewelry for the Holiday Season
Target Date for the Show is November 15th, 2009. Location will be the broadcast room of The Jewelry Connection. It will be a live show offering holiday jewelry designs by independent artistans, their website locations, and their general locations around the globe.



Here are the details for submissions:
1. The jewelry may be in any medium-in a Holiday Theme and must be one of a
kind wearable art by an independent jewelry artist. No mass produced designs will be
accepted.
2. You may offer up to four submissions per artist
3. Photos must be minimum of 600x600 pixels and no more than 900x900 pixels.
Photos need to be in a square shape. Rectangle shaped photos do not display well via this
venue. It's not a juried show. Be as creative as you like with props ect...to offer a feel of The Holidays!
I also need one picture of the artist. People feel a more personal connection when they can
put all of the information with the face of the artist. Remember..we are entertaining viewers!
This show must carry a human interest story presence.
4. I need to have submissions for this video and Jewelry Show presentation by November 1st, 2009.

I'll debut the video presentation on YouTube November 14th or 15th.

I'll need:
Name, State, Personal photo, Picture of your offering(s), and website location! Make sure it's a design(s)s that will be available for sale at your website during and right after the show ok!?..so that folks excited by the event will have an opportunity to visit and make purchases while the presentation is still fresh and new in their minds! On previous shows viewers have literally opened another browser tab and purchased what was being shown before the show was over so have your offerings ready to view in your point of sales locations being offered with your profile during the show.

Let's enchant our fans with the best Holiday Jewelry they have EVER seen!

Send submissions by November 1st to mhair@pdq.net with Holiday Jewelry in the Subject Line


Best To All
Mona Hair
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection
An on-line radio talk show for and about Independent Jewelry Artists.
Skype User ID: Mona77401
Phone Number for The Jewelry Connection - (1) 832-397-6317

Sunday, September 13, 2009

You're Invited! Meet Gordon Uyehara - Metal Clay Artist


Sunday, September 20, 2009
Interview and review of work with Gordon Uyehara of Hawaii!

Where: The Jewelry Connection (a clickable link)

Time: 12pm PST 2pm CST or 3pm EST depending on where you are in the USA

Time:
if you're in Europe show time is 9pm except in the UK where it is 8pm
Time: in Hawaii is 9:00 a.m.

Join us for a live interview with guest independent jewelry artist Gordon Uyehara of Hawaii! Gordon is a well loved and highly revered teacher and designer in Metal Clay.
His interview will be incredibly informative and his review of work will no doubt be a marvelous experience. It's an honor to welcome Gordon to the broadcast room and I'm looking forward with great anticipation to sharing this experience with you!
Gordon is on a tight time constraint, so please have your questions ready for the question/answer session near the end of the show. Thanks!

If you create a user ID at this site you may real time text to the show and even join us with your own web cam if you so desire! Nothing at all is required to simply join the broadcast room and watch the show!

Gordon's Website: http://www.geocities.com/gtrsolo/index.html

Best Regards,
Mona Hair
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection - An On-line radio talk show for and about independent jewelry artists.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

What the Season of Fall brings to mind in wearable art subject matter

We'll be hosting a discussion on what the Season of Fall brings to mind in the way of possible wearable art. An inspirational chat for design ideas for our upcoming jewelry show here at Live Video on September 6th.
Join Mona and Gail for this discussion!

Date: Sunday August 23rd
Show Time is 12pm PST, 2pm CST, or 3pm EST in the USA
Show Time in Europe: 9pm except in the UK where it is 8pm

The title for this particular blog also includes a direct link to the broadcast room!
Simply click on the title and join us to hear the discussion!

Much Love,
Mona

Monday, August 03, 2009

Upcoming Events for The Jewelry Connection

August Events at The Jewelry Connection:

8/9/2009
Join us August 16th, 2009 for a live interview with guest independent jewelry artist Linda Hartung! She has two websites that provide fantastic resources in jewelry components. Those websites are:
www.alacarteclasps.com and www.wirelace.com
Her personal designs website is www.alacartejewelry.com
Linda is an awesome artist and it will be a wonderful opportunity to spend some time getting to know her!
Looking very much forward to sharing this experience with you!

Where: The Jewelry Connection Time: 12pm PST 2pm CST or 3pm EST depending on where you are in the USA Time: if you're in Europe show time is 9pm except in the UK where it is 8pm
If you create a user ID at this site you may real time text to the show and even join us with your own web cam if you so desire! Nothing at all is required to simply join the broadcast room and watch the show!
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8/16/2009
Join us on August the 16th 2009 to meet Lilian Chen, guest featured artist at The Jewelry Connection! Lilian is a US ambassador for Swarovski Crystals and a well recognized designer and independent artisan. Lilian will be teaching a class in Cortona Italy October 23-30, 2010

Here is a link to the site with that class information!
http://www.toscanaamericana.com/lilianchenjewelry.html
Check it out!

Where: The Jewelry Connection
Time: 12pm PST 2pm CST or 3pm EST depending on where you are in the USA
Time: if you're in Europe show time is 9pm except in the UK where it is 8pm

If you create a user ID at this site you may real time text to the show and even join us with your own web cam if you so desire! Nothing at all is required to simply join the broadcast room and watch the show!

Best Regards to All!
Mona



Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Coming Up - a collaborative - Jewels of Fall - How to Submit

Greetings everyone!
My co-host Dr. Gail Devoid and I are in the midst of planning for a jewelry show that will showcase jewelry for the Fall Season!
Target Date for the Show is September 6th 2009. Location will be the broadcast room of The Jewelry Connection. It will be a live show offering brief biographies of each artist, their work, their general location of residence and their website addresses.

Here are the details for submissions:
1. The jewelry may be in any medium-in a Season of Fall Theme and must be one of a
kind wearable art by an independent jewelry artist. No mass produced designs will be
accepted.
2. You may offer up to three submissions per artist
3. Photos must be minimum of 600x600 pixels and no more than 900x900 pixels.
Photos need to be in a square shape. Rectangle shaped photos do not display well via this
venue. It's not a juried show. Be as creative as you like with props ect...to offer a feel of Fall!
I also need one picture of the artist. People feel a more personal connection when they can
put all of the information with the face of the artist. Remember..we are entertaining viewers!
4. I need to have submissions for this video presentation by August 31st.

I'll debut the video presentation on YouTube and in the Broadcast Room on September 6th.

I'll need short biographies from everyone(what you would like for viewers to know about you). Name, State, Personal photo, Picture of your offering(s), source of inspiration for the design, and website location! Make sure it's a design(s)s that will be available for sale at your website during and right after the show ok!? At least on September 6th..so that folks excited by the event will have an opportunity to visit and make purchases while the presentation is still fresh and new in their minds! On previous shows viewers have literally opened another browser tab and purchased what was being shown before the show was over so have your offerings ready to view in your point of sales locations being offered with your profile during the show.

Let's enchant them with the best Fall Jewelry they have EVER seen!

Send submissions by August 31st to mhair@pdq.net with Jewels of Fall in the Subject Line
Jewelies! Start Your Engines!

Best To All
Mona Hair
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection
An on-line radio talk show for and about Independent Jewelry Artists.
Skype User ID: Mona77401
Phone Number for The Jewelry Connection - (1) 832-397-6317

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Location:http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/The-Jewelry-Connection
Join us for a live interview with well known beading artist Maria Rypan. Her website is: http://www.rypandesigns.com/
Maria is an extraordinary beading artist and teacher!

Where: The Jewelry Connection - (Click to go to broadcast room)
Time: 12pm PST 2pm CST or 3pm EST depending on where you are in the USA
Time: if you're in Europe show time is 9pm except in the UK where it is 8pm

If you create a user ID at this site you may real time text to the show and even join us with your own web cam if you so desire! Nothing at all is required to simply join the broadcast room and watch the show!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Art of Jewelry Designer Armando Suarez


The Art of Armando Suarez

Date:Sunday June 28, 2009




Type:Meeting


Location:http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/The-Jewelry-Connection


Time: 12pm PST 2pm CST or 3pm EST depending on where you are in the USA
Time: if you're in Europe show time is 9pm except in the UK where it is 8pm


Join us as we explore the art of independent jewelry artist Armando Suarez of Virginia. His magnificent designs all share one particular and unique component.... horse shoe nails! YES! His designs are gorgeous and I can hardly wait to share them with you!

If you create a user ID at this site you may real time text to the show and even join us with your own web cam if you so desire! Nothing at all is required to simply join the broadcast room and watch the show!

Best to All!
Mona
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection
http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/The-Jewelry-Connection



Saturday, May 16, 2009

Meet Guest Artist Victoria Lansford












On May 31st, 2009 I'll be introducing a magnificent independent jewelry artisan, Victoria Lansford. Her website is www.victorialansford.com. Victoria is a world wide well respected artist in Russian Filigree among other techniques. She's produced tutorial video CDs and taught extensively. You'll find more on her net bio by visiting her site. She will be joining us in the broadcast room of The Jewelry Connection for a LIVE interview, review of work, and open question/answer session to follow! Also, if you are into soldering Silver, Victoria is the only source I know of for acquiring powdered solder!

When: May 31, 2009
Where: http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/The-Jewelry-Connection
Time: 12pm PST 2pm CST or 3pm EST depending on where you are in the USA
Time: if you're in Europe show time is 9pm except in the UK where it is 8pm

If you create a user ID at this site you may real time text to the show and even join us with your own webcam if you so desire! Nothing at all is required to simply join the broadcast room and watch the show!

This is a rare and wondrous opportunity to hear Victoria in a LIVE interview, talk about her work, her experiences, and more!
Looking forward to seeing you there!------Mona

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Meet Guest Artist Ileana Munteanu Live May 17th

More than a year ago The Jewelry Connection radio talk show started up it's first episode of it's program, with the idea that many might like to meet and get to know independent artists of wearable art. Those artist's, without this venue, might never be found by large numbers of seekers of inspired wearable art! Sixteen months later, we are revisiting the very first artist who appeared "Live" on the show! Ileana Munteanu of Brooklyn, NY. Ileana is a very fine artist who creates one of a kind wearable art in gemstones, glass, pearls, leather, and very finely beaded hand work that is sold in her online boutique as well as a gallery in New York. I'm looking forward to sharing Ileana's interview with you "LIVE" where/when we will have an opportunity to see what magic her muse has wrought in the past year! New pictures, new work, new information, and a terrific sharing experience is to be had by all.
Dr. Gail Devoid (co-host) and I, will be sharing Ileana's Live interview in the broadcast room of the new site of The Jewelry Connection
Show Time: 12pm PST, 2pm CST, or 3pm EST in the USA
Show Time: in Europe - 9pm for most and 8pm in the UK
Just click on the link for The Jewelry Connection or the title of this blog entry to be transported directly to the broadcast room.
To participate in the discussion portion of the interview you can either call in with Skype with my id: mona77401 or you can sign up at the new site with a user id and enjoy live texting, webcam access, and mic!
Home page for the new site is www.livevideo.com where you can create a membership!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Best to All!
Mona

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Your Day of Joy - A Wedding Jewelry Collaborative

12 independent jewelry artists from around the globe have joined in collaboration to celebrate "Your Day of Joy". A presentation video devoted to the Bride. From across the USA, Scotland, Australia, and England, designers have submitted their own original one of a kind design work to be presented in this video. In addition to the lovely design work of these talented and distinguished artists, some have offered more than photos. Cathy Kent Johnson of the UK also submitted pictures of English churches! Sonia of Gioia Mia submitted pictures of Brides and Grooms. Sonia also offered for use one of her husbands original Scottish compositions in which he is also featured as the musician. Title of this this original piece of work is "Heritage". It's the opening music for the video and I'm very grateful for this lovely and moving addition. It brought happy tears to my eyes as I played it over and over again, trying for just the right placement of photos. I contributed another piece of music titled "First Love's Linger" to follow up. It's quite a lengthy video as videos go, but there's something lovely to hear and see with every moment that passes, so I hope you'll find this video enjoyable in every way. All of the designers have their website, name, and location if possible, noted on their photos. We all do independent commissioned work and welcome your contacts! Love to All!----------------------Mona
mhair@pdq.net
April 26th, 2009 the pictures, bios, ect will be presented during a LIVE broadcast of The Jewelry Connection! Show time is 12pm PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST. In Europe show time is at 9pm except the UK-8pm.
http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/The... video

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wire Wrapping Session with Mona - Play Time! Join Me!

On April 26th, Mona is going to offer some brief tutorial information and practice with lots of one on one help with wire wrapping. I'll be helping answer questions about how to keep from breaking your wire, and anything else I can help you with to make your attempts more successful! I'll also offer suggestions for books and offer links to websites on the net that offer free and for fee tutorials!
Show time is as usual, 12pm PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST in the US
Show time in Europe is 9pm except in the UK where show time is 8pm
Have some wire available to play with and join me! I'll spend a good long time helping you sort things out!
What you'll need to play:
1. wire 18 or 20 gauge craft wire - at least 1 foot
2. wire 26 or 28 gauge craft wire - at least 4 feet
3. an object to be wire wrapped (cabochon, button, piece of smooth glass)
4. a wire cutter
5. a fine tip permanent marker
6. a soft fabric measuring tape or piece of non-stretch string(failing all else a
strip of paper to use for measuring)
7. some time....this will not be a fast and furious show. I'll spend as much time as needed helping participants work through a single technique/project and offer some tips on how to handle wire to keep it from breaking in the middle of a piece of work. When selecting your object to wire wrap please do not choose a large object. It will take to long to wrap. Choose something no more than 1 to 2 inches in diameter.
8. Safety glasses or some type of glass is a good idea to protect your eyes from the wire!
Until you learn this technique I advise against using precious metal wire.
After a few hours of practice with this you will easily be able to move from practice wire to finer components, but don't rush it! More practice delivers a finer result and the practice pieces very quickly start looking really good!

To participate at the new home of The Jewelry Connection you'll need a user id and password. It's free and it's fast. Just grab a user ID at Live Video
Or----you can skype me at mona77401 to ask questions!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Meet Guest Jewelry Artist Dinah Hoyt Taylor!


Last year Dinah took us step by step through a design in copper! Rolling Mills and all kinds of metal working tools and equipment were explored. This time we will enjoy a live interview, review of work, and question/answer session with Dinah! A number of new designs will be explored as we delve into the muse of this wonderful independent jewelry artist!
Show Time in the USA: 12pm PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST
Show Time in Europe: 9pm except in the UK - 8pm
Please help me welcome Dinah Hoyt Taylor to the broadcast room!
Just click on the title to this blog and you'll be transported to the broadcast room!
If you want to join in the text chat or use a webcam you'll need a user id at this site. www.livevideo.com
Have a Great Weekend!
Mona

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Jewelry Connection is Moving

Greetings Artisans and Friends!
After a great deal of contemplation, deliberation, and research The Jewelry Connection is planning a move to be effective immediately. I'm very excited about the new site. Everything that wasn't working or that changed in a negative direction at the old home site has been re-established and even enhanced!
Here's how it breaks down in functionality!
1. Video Clarity - superior quality
2. Sound - stereo quality
3. Archived Shows - YES THEY"RE BACK! archives expire and are deleted in 7 days,
but you can download them before they expire and the archives are in video and
sound(not just sound)!!! So grab them within a week of the show and you can save
them permanently!
4. Functionality - no adjustments to make to the sound on entering the broadcast
room.
5. Navigation - Easier in every way for visitors to navigate
6. A video/sound Podcaster of extremely nice quality is available that can be
implanted where you want them, and when the show is not live videos of many
previous guest artists continuously rotate through the podcaster, not just
one.
7. You can Skype the show for free - no phone fees - and text live in the chat room!
To Call in: Skype me at mona77401

The new location offers a venue that we can be proud of in our journey toward sharing artisans and their work with the public. The size and quality of the video screen in the broadcast room is good enough to allow for some excellent tutorial opportunities and several other functions of this new broadcast room are superior to our original home.
Change is not easy. The show's been running at Nowlive.com for over a year. We've learned a lot about running a show there and it's been an incredible experience. It's about to get even better! Please join me at the new location!
Location of the new home of The Jewelry Connection is as follows.
Broadcast room: http://www.livevideo.com/liveshow/The-Jewelry-Connection
Home Page: http://www.livevideo.com/user/home.aspx

Show Time will not be changing! Every Sunday afternoon at 12pm PST, 2pm CST, or 3pm EST in the USA.
If you're in Europe: show time is 9pm except in the UK where show time is 8pm


Please help spread the word about the move!
Thank you for your ongoing support of the show.
Mona
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection
An on-line radio talk show for and about independent jewelry artisans with live video!

Friday, April 03, 2009

TUTORIAL WITH ROBYN TIPTON AT THE JEWELRY CONNECTION REDUCED IMAGES IN JEWELRY DESIGN

Date:
Sunday April 5, 2009
Type:
TUTORIAL
Location:
www.nowlive.com/showid/63074
Phone:
SKYPE ID: mona77401

SHOW TIME IN THE USA: 12PM PST, 2PM CST, 3PM EST
SHOW TIME IN EUROPE: 9PM EVERYWHERE EXCEPT THE
UK WHICH IS 8PM

Join me in welcoming Robyn Tipton of Portland, Oregon on April 5th, 2009! Robyn will be offering a tutorial on using art in jewelry! She makes lovely jewelry using reduced images in her design work and is going to share with us the how of it! Robyn is a very talented designer and you can visit her website in advance at: www.robynsart.etsy.com

SHOW TIME IN THE USA: 12PM PST, 2PM CST, 3PM EST
SHOW TIME IN EUROPE: 9PM EVERYWHERE EXCEPT THE UK WHICH IS 8PM


IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK QUESTIONS OR MAKE COMMENTS DURING THE SHOW YOU CAN DO SO BY CONTACTING ME THROUGH SKYPE. MY USER ID: mona77401
Once I accept your call via Skype your conversation will go live to the broadcast room and your calls are very welcome!
Best Regards,
Mona

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wedding Jewelry Show - Another Collaborative

With two really great collaborative video projects behind me, one for Christmas 2008 and another for Valentines Day 2009, I'm gathering artisans of one of a kind jewelry designs for a Wedding Jewelry Presentation. Not only am I creating a presentation video of wedding jewelry that will post to YouTube, but during my radio talkshow on the internet, I'll actually do a show on the Jewelry, including brief bios on each designer and a display of each individual contribution. Artists are welcome to join the show and talk about their own work, or I'll do it for you with my co-host if you can't make the show!

My target date to finish this project and start promoting it is May 1st. That
means I need Photos by April 24th to begin working on the video! It's
going to be posted at Youtube and shared with the broadcast room of The
Jewelry Connection just in time to garner interest from potential
clients for all of those wonderful spring and summer weddings! This
could include bride's maids jewelry as well! If the response is as big
as some of the other projects it could even work into 2 videos! Let's
see where it goes! People who are contributing to these videos are
experiencing increased traffic at their sites!


Home Page for The Jewelry Connection is http://www.nowlive.com/mona77401
Broadcast Room for The Jewelry Connection is http://www.nowlive.com/showid/63074
look for the little yellow letters that read OPEN AUDIO and slide the open audio bar to the far left to resolve streaming audio issues when you enter the broadcast room!

If you're interested in joining me in this new project please contact me!
What I need from you to create the presentation:
1. submit pictures with your name, location, and website in condensed bold
letters, large enough to easily read. The best font I have found for this
application is: Myriad Web Pro Condensed (this is a Font)
If you don't have this font, I'll add your information to your pictures for you!
2. minimum size for jpgs is 500x500 pixels. Larger is ok. I can always re-size
down without loss of resolution, but enlarging small pictures creates a profound
loss in clarity. Higher resolution images are better...like the ones directly
from a digital camera set to "fine".
3. send your pictures to me and I'll get them in the line-up for the video!
Please send your pictures to mhair [!at] pdq.net
I'll be creating a file for all contributing artists.
Also send me a short bio about yourself that I can present during the release of
the video!
There will be a SHOW featuring the release of the video. Individual pictures and bios of artists will be presented as an actual Wedding Show. All artists are encouraged to attend the show and participate, but it isn't mandatory.
The show is being run with Skype now. The download is free, the calls are free,
and the sound quality is superior to anything I've done in the past! Calling
into the show with Skype does require ear phones. Cheap ones that plug into the
back of the computer work great! If you can't attend the show or don't want to, I'll present your pictures and bio for you with my Co-host Dr. Gail Devoid.

Tips for Photos:
Necklaces that are in the round with lots of space in the center don't work very
well. If they can be displayed in a more compact arrangement I can bring them up
with a zoom for a closer view. If they are spread out I can't offer viewers a
closer look at the work.

When composing shots of your jewelry, take the pictures with a bit of open
surround space, with the jewelry in the center. This open space in the
background allows me to pan and zoom to create an impression of motion rather
than a series of still shots and gives the viewer a far away view as well as a
closeup. If you watch some of the videos I've already created, you'll see what
is happening when I pan and zoom. The photo composition very much dictates how
much or little I can do with it, artistically, from a video point of view.
This is a bridal show! Don't be afraid to break the rules when it comes to
presentation. Use a swag of lace, some orchids, a necklace draped over a tiara,
some lilies or anything else that adds a sense of romance to the pictures.
The video is meant to create romance, ambiance, and intrigue. These kinds of
pictures are not the same kind of pics one might necessarily shoot for
presenting at a website/point of sale. The more inviting the pictures are, the
more likely a potential client is to actually go and visit your website to find
out more about the design. That's where your other pictures and your item
descriptions will do the job of selling! There will be those who submit pictures
that they have had saved from shop submissions and I'll have to use whatever I
get, but if you want to shine, get me pictures that will Wow the crowd!
If you've heard from me, I probably already like the pictures you have on display and consider them suitable for the presentation.

Let me know if you have any other questions! This is fun and easy.
I do the bulk of the work. I just need pictures that thoroughly ID the designer, with name, location, and website plus a short bio.
The response to previous collaborative events of this type
have been very favorable. We did a show like this for Christmas 2008, for
Valentines Day 2009. You Tube watchers Loved them and they got lots of action in
the Broadcast Room as well! You can see those videos at http://www.youtube.com/mona77401

It is possible for me to collect your pictures from your website, add your information to your pictures and even collect the bio you have on display in your profile, but I need your permission to do that.
Best,
Mona
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection
http://www.nowlive.com/showid/63074 - Broadcast Room
http://www.nowlive.com/mona77401 - Home Page of The Jewelry Connection

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Meet Guest Artist Don Wolford of Princess Bride Jewelry

Don Wolford has been designing jewelry for Brides and Bride's Maids for a long time. Don will be joining us in the broadcast room via Skype for a live interview, review of work, and question/answer session to follow. He's a warm and wonderful human being with a romantic soul. The show is sure to be interesting, entertaining, and informative! Please join me in welcoming Don Wolford of Princess Bride Jewelry to the Broadcast Room of The Jewelry Connection!
Date: March 29th, 2009
Time: in the USA show time is 12pm PST, 2pm CST, or 3pm EST
Time: in Europe - show time is 9pm except in the UK where show time is 8pm
Location: www.nowlive.com/showid/63074 which is clickable in the link to the Broadcast Room above!
Best to All!
Mona
PS: Add me to your Skype Contacts to join in the show with audio for comments ect.
my Skype id is mona77401

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Jewelry Connection -Live Video is back up!

Fund raising for The Jewelry Connection is working well! We raised $139.00 toward reinstating streaming video for the show! I made up the difference to a total of $200.00 and for this month we have streaming live video again. We still need contributions of any amount from everyone to help us continue with live streaming video. Some sponsors have been solicited for support of the show and I'm waiting to hear back from them.
March 15th, 2009 Susy Garner of Dallas Texas will be joining us in the broadcast room as featured guest artist! Susy will be sharing a very inspiring story of how she left a traditional day job in persuit of her career as an independent artist. We will be reviewing some of her work and offering a question and answer session to follow! Please join me in welcoming Susy Garner to the Broadcast Room!
Location: The Jewelry Connection
Show Time: 12pm PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST in the US
Show Time for Europe: 9pm except in the UK, where show time is 8pm

Upon entering the broadcast room please find the little slide bar next to the tiny yellow letters that read Open Audio and slide that bar all the way to the left to cure distortions and looping of the streaming audio!
You can grab a user id at the Now Live Support Page which will allow you to enjoy live text chat in the broadcast room and many other functions not available to guest listeners without user ids.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Fund Raiser Coming Up for The Jewelry Connection

Dear Friends of The Jewelry Connection,
The Jewelry Connection program has enjoyed a bit more than a year of free broadcasting at Now Live, home site for the show. I'm grateful for that time and after reviewing a number of similar sites, this site offers the best support for the type of program I'm producing.
Last Thursday Now Live made some changes. Programs that want to continue broadcasting with LIVE video must now pay for the bandwidth to produce shows. The fee they are asking is two hundred dollars per month. That sounds like a lot doesn't it!
It isn't actually much at all if you all are willing to help support the show with a very small contribution. The last show where numbers of visitors was recorded was almost nine thousand live listeners. If each of those listeners donated only one dollar to support the show, we would be able to enjoy live streaming video for almost 4 years, so this is a goal that is easily attainable!
Sunday March 8th, 2009 I'll be hosting a fund raising program at The Jewelry Connection with my Co-host Dr. Gail Devoid.
I am able to continue broadcasting live audio, but no live video is available at the site at this time. It is still possible to call into the show, enjoy interviews, look at pictures, and watch videos in the broadcast room, but with no live video, the show is operating with a bit of a handicap if we want to host live tutorials and enjoy guest artist by web cam. Also, I am unable to show pictures of artist's work through the remote streaming video pod casters which is a huge handicap.
I know that this is a tough time in the economy to be trying to raise funds, but the support I'm asking for is very minimal.
Guest Artists, teachers, jewelry students, and I would all be very grateful for your contribution to support a program that I work very hard to make sure is worthy of your attention! Please join us during our program on Sunday afternoon and consider donating a small contribution in order to return the status of the show to include streaming video!
Date: March 8th, 2009
Show Time: 12pm PST, 2pm CST, 3pm EST
Show Time in Europe: 9pm and in the UK 8pm
To visit the home page of my on-line radio talk show The Jewelry Connection visit here: nowlive. com/mona77401
To visit the broadcast room: nowlive. com/showid/63074
Slide the Open Audio bar to the far left upon entering the broadcast room. Hit F5 on your keyboard to reset the broadcast room if videos won't load from the media files. F5 usually fixes anything that isn't functioning properly for you! Click on the media tab at top left in the broadcast room to open a double panel of videos and pictures that are already viewable there!
Looking forward to meeting with you on Sunday, March 8th!
Best Regards,
Mona
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection
An on-line radio talk show for and about Jewelry artisans!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Put These On You Calendar - Featured Jewelry Artisans

COMING TO THE JEWELRY CONNECTION IN JANUARY 2009
These artist will go live with interviews, reviews of their work, and open question/answer sessions to follow! Show Time for these "LIVE" events is 12pm PST - 2pm CST- 3pm EST depending on what part of the country you're in!

January 4th - Nancy Romans - brand new on the scene - an entrepreneur working in fine fabrics and creating wearable art! Major eye candy exhibiting delicious combination of color, texture, and style! Her website shop name is

French Sugar Vintage

January 11th - Dorren Bates - Jewelry Artisan and Painter (combo presentation) of art and jewelry! Doreen is a very talented lady in multimedia living color! A first time presentation of a painter and jewelry designer for TJC! The name of her website is Doreen Bates Art












January 18th - Multiple artists from around the globe will have their bios and work presented!
This is the pre-launch exhibit of work from artists who have submitted designs to be featured in The Jewelry Connections Valentine's Day Jewelry Extravaganza Video to be hosted at You Tube as well as the broadcast room of TJC until just past Valentine's day! A soft advertising collaboration for multiple designers in the theme of Love! Join us for this review at the broadcast room of The Jewelry Connection





















January 25th- We will be reviewing the finished video of the collaboration discussed on the 18th!
Dr. Gail Devoid - a superstar in the fined beaded jewelry world - will be presenting a tutorial and demonstration of how to create the Cellini Spiral - a technique of fine beaded work!
Join us for this review and tutorial at the broadcast room of The Jewelry Connection
Gail's Website is: http://www.tarnhelm.com/NeedForBeads










A Sneak Peek at February:

I'm still working on the calendar for February but confirmed at this point:

February 1st - Vampi Choy - of Richmond Texas - A world Class Bead artist, will be live with an interview and review of work with a question answer session to follow! Her website is: Vamps Art
February 15th - Eni Oken - world famous wire wrapping artist will be live with an interview, review of her work, and information on her new website Jewelry Lessons

February 22nd - another world famous artist - Linda Crawford will be joining us for a live interview and review of work. A world class jewelry/enamel artist! Click on the link to view some of her fabulous work! This is only one of her websites and it's being updated at this time, but has major eye candy viewable and lots of it!