Information on acupuncture featured

Information on making treat pops, relieving pain in three seconds, and using candles to make events more special will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday.

Sheryl Borden

Sheryl Borden

Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands in Woodridge, Ill., and she’s going to demonstrate how to make Treat Pops, which are sweet, individual servings of cake layered with icing or a favorite filling and topped with a festive accent suitable for any occasion.

Dr. Daniel Marez is a doctor of Oriental medicine, and has written a book on relieving pain. He’s going to explain what acupuncture can and cannot do. He’ll also talk about how to choose an acupuncturist, the expense involved and about insurance coverage. He’s from Raton.

Melanie Thayn is an independent consultant with PartyLite located in Plymouth, Mass., and she’s going to show how candles make all events, special occasions and gifts even more special. She says it’s important to create a “Wow” factor at every event, and candles can help do this.

Information on making fashionable belts, a program called SANE and ways to refinish a pedestal table will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

Belts are such a popular accessory, and Pat de Santis will demonstrate some ways to make several belts that are very economical and fashionable at the same time. She is a sewing expert with Wrights in West Warren, Mass.

Amber Hamilton was formerly the administrator for a program called SANE, which stands for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, and she explained what differentiates a SANE nurse and other RNs, talked about state regulatory guidelines and explained why educating the public is so important. Hamilton is from Portales.

Furniture refinishing expert Bruce Johnson will show how a pedestal table can be the perfect complement to any room. Representing Minwax, which is located in Upper Saddle River, N.J., Johnson says whether the table is commanding the attention in a foyer or tucked in a corner of the living room, there is definitely a table style for every room.


“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.