Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Classes in Jewelry Design with Mona Hair

 I just signed up for something new today! It's a directory for artists of wearable art that would like to teach lessons! I love this idea and while I don't have lots and lots of free time to teach, it would be great to connect with a few students on a regular basis! I have frequently been asked about classes for French Beaded Jewelry of the type that I am well known for! I work in wire wrapping and many other types of jewelry design styles, so feel that I have a lot to offer someone attempting to learn jewelry design! Basic construction of jewelry components and small jewelry pieces all the way up through complex designs! I love teaching! We'll see how it goes!

Bellaire Beading And Jewelry Making Teacher

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Meet Guest Artist Vanessa Walilko LIVE!

Vanessa Walilko is an extraordinary designer of wearable art. Vanessa's muse is expressed not only in expected types of wearable art such as jewelry pieces, but also in jewelry for the body as her vision works in more expansive spaces! Major eye candy in beautiful wearable art. An interview and exhibition of work not to be missed! This is an online event. NO TRAVEL REQUIRED. Our show is as accessible as your own PC! There will be an open question and answer session at the end of the exhibition! If you wish to participate in the live text chat area of the program you will need a user ID. It takes about 30 seconds to grab over at No user ID is required to watch the show passively!
Date: July 10, 2011
Where: http://www.jewelryconnecti​
Time: 12pm PST, 1pm MT, 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm Europe, 8pm UK, 4am Japan
Vanessa Walilko
Kali Butterfly

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Micro Mosaic Jewelry ------Then and Now

Join Mona Hair for a presentation of the history of Micro Mosaic Jewelry and what's happening today in this fine wearable art! How historical jewelry may influence contemporary artists!
when: Sunday 5-22-2011
what time: 12pm PST, 1pm MT, 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 8pm UK, 9 pm Europe, 4am Japan, 6am Australia

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Today 5-15-2011 Mona will be presenting some history on the subject of the Victorian Era of Jewelry with lots of pictures...timelines...and a springboard for an educated attempt at creating Victorian Inspired Jewelry! Join us for a presentation of history through pictures of this expansive history of jewelry design!
Time: 12pm PST, 1pm MT, 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 8pm in UK 9pm in Europe, 4 am in Japan
This is an on-line internet event. No travel is required and it's free! Join us!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Meet Guest Artist Kazuhiko Ichikawa of Japan

Sunday, May 1 · 2:00pm - 3:00pm


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Join me in a live interview with Kazuhiko Ichikawa of Japan! We will enjoy a review of his work and a question answer session to follow! You may visit his website here:

Date: 5-1-2011
Time: 12pm PST, 1pm MT, 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm in Europe, 8pm in the UK, and 4am in Japan
Here is a brief introduction for Kazuhiko!
"I design & make jewelries. I'm interested in antique jewelries especially in art nouveau & art deco. I graduated Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1979. I majored industrial design. After the graduation, I was working for a stationery company as a product designer and a planner for more than 20 years. Around in 1999, I was fascinated with antique jewelries. In 2002 I quit the company and entered to Tokyo Jewelry Craft School in 2003. In 2004 I graduated there and started my career as a jewelry artist."
I'm looking very much forward to sharing this artist with you! Please join us! It's an online internet event and does not require travel. You can enjoy this event from where you are sitting while you read this! 

Also you may call into the show via phone at 1-832-397-6317
Please hold calls until the question and answer session near the end of the show! Call and ask the artist questions or simply to let us know what you think of the show!  If you have SKYPE you can call direct with SKYPE to Mona77401

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Older Archives of Featured Guest Artists

There is a treasure trove of previous guest artist's interviews to reminisce with over the Live Video, our sister site where we were doing our interviews prior to moving to Ustream!You might ask yourself who's there??

Harriett Estelle Berman, Tadd Hardy, Betty Stephan, Peter Sewell, Shay Stone, Jay Whaley, Lilian Chen, Maureen Zappa Brusellini ... and many more!

Archives of interviews, inspired discussion about design, season events! It's a great place to bath the muse!

Mona Hair - producer of The Jewelry Connection - a human interest story and an affair with wearable art!

Meet Guest Artist Sharron Westeren

Sunday, April 17 · 2:00pm - 3:00pm


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Join us to meet guest artist Sharron Westeren - Independent Jewelry Artist! Sharron lives in Las Vegas and the name of her business is Delicate Designs. She is a member of the Las Vegas Art Guild and a Las Vegas Etsy group.
You may visit her website at:

Date: 4-17-2011
Time: 12pm PST, 1pm MT, 2pm CST, 3pm EST, 9pm in Europe, 8pm in the UK, 4 am in Japan
This is a LIVE streaming internet event that you can enjoy from anywhere in the world. No travel is necessary and there are no fees attached! A 100% Positive experience from the comfort of your own home!
Join us for an interview, review of work, and question answer session to follow!

Mona Hair
Producer of The Jewelry Connection - an affair with wearable art and it's artists! A human interest story!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Invitation for a Challenge in a Themed Design - Cave Paintings

You're invited to participate in a global (world wide) design challenge in wearable art with the theme of cave paintings!
1.-Independent artists may submit up to 4 submissions per artist
2.-Designs must reflect the theme of Cave Paintings
3.- artist must include name, website (if you have one) , city,state, country, and
     personal photo(this is a human interest story...not just a jewelry show)
4.-Pictures must be minimum 600x600 pixels and no larger than 900 by 900 pixels.
    Slightly off square will be accepted for example 600x500 pixels ect. Rectangular images
     will not be accepted.

5.-Submission Deadline is February 20th, 2011--- send submissions to
6.-Jewelry show of submissions will be hosted on February 27th in the internet
    broadcast room of The Jewelry Connection at
    at 12pm PST, 1pm MT,  2pm CST, 3pm EST,  9pm in Europe, 8pm in the UK,
    6am in Australia.

   If you miss the show don't worry. It should archive at this site and be up for viewing within
   an hour after the    show! I'll also be preparing a presentation video of all  submissions and
    uploading that video to YouTube  the same day.
    Location of the video will be

7. As a precursor for the show The Jewelry Connection is hosting a program on
    January 9th to share pictures of cave paintings as inspiration and to underscore
    the details of what is necessary to participate in  the challenge!
8.-Judges for this event have been selected who have a history in this subject and
    are eagerly awaiting your submissions! Prizes will be announced at a later date.
    Prizes will be awarded to First, Second, and Third Place.

As a final note, You don't have to be a seller of original wearable art. It isn't
necessary to have a shop on the internet or anywhere else. If you design jewelry
for the pure enjoyment and would like to join us in this challenge you are very
welcome to participate!

Warmest Regards,
Mona Hair
Producer and Host of The Jewelry Connection