Line Dancing and Jewelry Making with Beadalon

Candie Cooper on Country Music CruiseIf you honked, you came to the right place.  This is the second installment of this post with more pictures from teaching on the Country Music Cruise with Beadalon and Jewelry Television.

Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 9Remember I was with my buddy and fellow Beadalon design team member, Katie Hacker?

Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 7We were so excited to find Beadalon products, Artistic Wire and stringing wire at a jewelry making/gem shop in San Juan named Turquesa.  I love the sound of it–Turquesa.

Candie Cooper Katie Hacker Bracelet.jpgOn the last day at sea, we taught the “Boot Scootin’ Bracelet” so students could learn basic stringing. Check out the photos from the class!

DSC_9975Our students were so delightful!  It’s been neat to keep connected with them on Facebook.

DSC_9979There’s Katie working with two of our buddies!

DSC_9974And Christiane from JTV teaching—see the water right outside our classroom!?  I still can’t get over teaching on a boat.

DSC_9981And yours truly helping a student size her bracelet.  I loved getting to meet all of these wonderful women.  They were so patient and kind.  On another note, you should never wear a “shirtain” (get it? shirt that looks like a curtain) to teach jewelry making in.  That fringe on the sleeves!  Seemed like a good idea until it was dripping all over the table, getting hung up on tools, etc…

It was a good idea for line dancing though!

To be fully honest, I was in ballet from 1st grade until I graduated high school.  From that point, I hung up my organized dance shoes.  That is, until I hopped aboard the Country Music Cruise complete with line dancing instructors!  It was fun to be the student and learn the different dances (of which I cannot remember one step now.  Eeesh).  It also reminded me how much I love dancing and hopping around to music.  More of that in 2014, please!

Candie Cooper Country Music Cruise 12We also met the amazing artist, Chuck Mead.  His band, Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll Boys played many times on the cruise and we couldn’t get enough of their sound.  Here’s a link to his playlist.  We brought home his CD and would’ve brought home a t-shirt or three if they had them.  We are official Chuck Mead groupies.

Candie and Katie on the Country Music CruiseBefore we knew it, it was time to head home!  Our boots were made for walkin…well, flying with joy filled hearts from a great trip back to snow covered cornfields and our loving husbands.

So now, because we love all our friends and fans so much, Katie and I are giving away 2 Boot Scootin’ Bracelets!  One from me and one from her with a very special thanks to BEADALON from us.

Candie Cooper Katie Bracelet Giveaway

Enter below for a chance to win!  And just for fun–here’s a song to jam to while you’re entering!

Love ya!


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