Information on painting electrical outlets, making “green” jewelry and flower arranging will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.)
Jamie Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock, will show how to clean up the clutter of electric outlets under the backsplash by painting them to match a popular tile — tumbled marble.
Designer, Shannon Bielke will show how to use recycled products, lots of “bling,” along with paints to create beautiful “green” jewelry. Her business is Sha & Co., and she’s from Payson, Ariz.
Casey Schwartz is a floral designer, and she makes arranging flowers look so easy. She’s going to demonstrate a technique called gather, drop and fill for arranging flowers. It uses a main face flower, a spray flower and some filler. Her company is Flower Duet in Redondo Beach, Calif.
Information on preparing peanut treats, turning heirloom crochet pieces into other designs, and using gravy mixes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. (All times are Mountain.)
Gayle Stephenson represents the Texas Peanut Producers Board which is located in Lubbock. She will share some quick and easy recipes for preparing peanut treats that make great after-school snacks, as well as party foods.
Designer and author, Carolyn Dahl will show how to turn heirloom crochet pieces into creative cloth designs. She’s from Houston, Texas.
Roxanne Wyss is a home economist with Williams Foods, Inc. in Lenexa, Kan. She says that “a gravy mix can be a mealtime solution,” and she’ll share some recipes to prove her point.
This project involves using recycled products along with paints to create beautiful jewelry. The base of the jewelry is chipboard, or a piece of cardboard (not corrugated.) You can use pre-cut chipboard pieces or cut your own — or use both.
1. Coat all pieces, front and back, with black acrylic paint.
2. When dry, coat all pieces with a mixture of gold and copper paints. Allow to dry. Gently rub a bit of the metallic paint off most pieces to reveal a bit of the black underneath.
3. Using the end of a small paintbrush, pound it over and over into the painted pieces to create the “old worked metal” look.
4. Using blue and green acrylic paints, dab a bit of each color on some of the pieces to create a patina effect.
5. Using needle nose pliers, separate pieces of old chains and connect them to individual pieces of jewelry with holes already pierced in them.
6. Build a necklace and bracelet by putting pieces together as desired, connecting with rings and chain sections. Create earrings to match.
“Creative Living" is produced and hosted by Sheryl Borden. The show is carried by more than 118 PBS stations in the United States, Canada, Guam and Puerto Rico and is distributed by Westlink, Albuquerque.