Making Jewelry on the Country Music Cruise

Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 1

It all started with the jewelry team smooshed in an elevator that would take us to where the artists and musicians were meeting (actually, it all started when Beadalon called to see if I would teach jewelry making for them on the Country Music Cruise alongside Jewelry Television’s Jewel School team).  I was extra excited to hear that Katie Hacker would be my Beadalon Design Team buddy and roommate on the cruise.

We piled onto buses that would then take us to this huge ship.  Behold…..The Eurodam.

Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 4 Now I’ve never been on a cruise before so I went with no expectations (which is something I’m striving for more of in 2014).

Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 6Within an hour, I had embraced cruise life.  Fully.  Sold.  I’m in.
Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 8We set sail and the rest is history…  Ok really, we prepped tools for class and I got a touch woozy from the boat rocking.
Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 11Day 1:  I was on deck (literally).  I taught some of the gals on board how to make these earrings!

Candie Cooper for Beadalon cruise earringsI called them “Eye of the Sea” earrings with Swarovski crystals and Beadalon’s Quick Links.  Pretty n’ sassy.  Just the way I like my jewelry.

Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 2A few of the lovely ladies in the class!  (I have more pictures on my facebook page). Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 10We taught four classes while at sea and everyone helped with each other’s class.  That’s Christiane and Julie from Jewel School and Katie in the middle.  It was a great Beadalon/Jewel School collaboration!

Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 3This is Nancy who won the Jewel School cruise giveaway.  She was really sweet and fun and made super cool jewelry from all kinds of materials!  We liked her.  A lot.

And that’s Katie holding the instruction set Wyatt at Beadalon made for each jewelry kit.  He goes all out by making beautiful, detailed handouts because we love our jewelry making students!

Now, because I love you–I’m giving away a finished set of earrings from the cruise (unless you prefer yours unfinished to make yourself).  Enter below for your chance to win some sparkle!

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