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Beth Kraft

Beth is the owner of Nordic Gypsy Beads & Jewelry, a shop located in Rochester, Minnesota. In addition to teaching the viewers of Bead.TV, Beth and her employees teach several exciting classes each week, all featuring new designs and techniques in the beading world. Visit the site at www.nordicgypsy.com.


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Bev Pilarzyk

You wouldn't believe it from the skill of her beadwork, but Bev is first and foremost a knitter who designs cozy knitwear for her line, Knitter's Journey. Bev translates that skill to knitting with wire in her series of gorgeous gold and silver designs. An educator by profession, Bev enjoys teaching others her unique skill. Visit her website at www.knittersjourney.com.


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Bonnie McGough

Bonnie is a member of the British and Cyprus polymer clay guilds. She has been demonstrating and teaching the art and workings of polymer clay for The British polymer clay Guild and Staedtler (UK) - The Fimo people, and has travelled all over Britain and Ireland.


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Chloe Menage

Chloe is editor of Bead Magazine and loves all things beady. She is an experienced tutor and has been beading seriously for over four years. Chloe has always had a love for crafts and enjoys nothing better than an afternoon's beading. Visit the Bead.TV blog for her take on the beading world.


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Darlene Richter

Utilizing her background in art and design, Darlene uses her metalsmithing skills to create jewelry using wire, beads, and sheet metal. Her style varies from starkly sleek and minimalist, to rustic bo-ho, to opulently sophisticated. You can see her work at www.drjewelrydesigns.com.


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Debbie Holtegaard

Debbie is a tutor at Nordic Gypsy Bead & Jewelry store in Rochester, Minnesota. Visit the website at www.nordicgypsy.com.


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Diana Casey

Diana never makes the same jewelry piece twice and likes to let the inspiration flow naturally. A native of rural Arizona, Diana specializes in an eclectic style that features copper elements, stamping, vintage finds, and recycled treasures.


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Dianne Cracknell

Otherwise known as Dizzy Di, Diane was a finalist in The British Bead Awards 2010 and has a passion for lampwork and wirework. www.dizzydi.co.uk


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Gayle Dahl

Gayle is a jewelry artist and acrylic Folk Art painter from Minnesota who is active in the local arts community. Her talents lie in many different jewelry and beading styles, but her most loved segments here on Bead.TV include those using recycled and found beads to create new designs.


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Gillian Lamb

Gillian Lamb is known for looking at colour and texture as she works. She teaches in the United Kingdom but has also taught in the United States and Japan. Gillian has written a variety of articles and projects and her work has been published in several books. She lives in Surrey, England.


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Helen Harle

Helen Harle offers jewellery makers a fun way to work with metal that doesn't involve soldering or fusing. The projects can be made with simple punches and tools and are perfect for new beaders. Helen gets great satisfaction in making something nice from things other people throw away.


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Helen O'Neill

Helen runs The PMC Studio Limited, taking over the distributorship for Mitsubishi's Precious Metal Clay for the UK and Eire. Helen enjoys teaching PMC and making her own jewellery. www.thepmcstudio.co.uk


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Jane Lievens

Jane is the friendly resident tutor at The Brighton Bead Shop (aka Beads Unlimited) where she is always on hand if you get your tiger tail tangled or your netting in a knot. www.beadsunlimited.co.uk


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Jean Power

Jean is a jewellery designer, writer, and teacher based in London, England.


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Jema Hewitt

Jema trained in Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University, specialising in costume. After leaving university and working in the entertainment industry, her corsetry designs for the burlesque and gothic community were spotted by friends and brides wanting something unusual, and so Kindred Spirits Bridal-Originals was born! Her passion for sparkles led her to Tiara creation and jewellery design.


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Jennifer Airs

Jennifer is addicted to beads, passionate about colour and happiest when planning a new piece of beadwork. She started bead weaving about nine years ago and loves the freedom it gives her. www.jdjewellery.co.uk


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Joanne Tinley

Joanne is a jewellery designer and workshop tutor based in Hampshire who runs her own business Daisy Chain Designs. www.daisychainjewellery.co.uk


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Kate O'Connell

Kate is a glass and ceramics artist from Hampshire who specialises in bespoke glass jewellery. www.kateoconnell.co.uk


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Kirsi Tahti-Skitterall

Kirsi, originally from Finland, has a love of beading and jewellery making and use to run The Red Elephant Bead Shop in Truro, Cornwall.


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Kristy Gouldsmith

Kristy was the previous owner of The Bead Store in Cornwall.


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Laura Stamper

Based in Minnesota, Laura is a jewelry designer who creates wearable sculpture art using porcelain and gemstones. Each of her designs are featured at art fairs and galleries across the state. Learn more about Laura's imagination and art form at her website, www.laurastamper.com.


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Layl McDill

Layl is an artist in the truest sense of the word, creating not only millefiore canes but also amazing polymer clay sculptures in full size. Together with her husband who creates custom ceramic tiles, they run a showroom and studio called Clay Squared to Infinity. See more of Layl's creativity at www.claysquared.com.


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Linda Jones

Linda is a designer and author with a passion for wirework. She teaches from her beautiful studio in Kent where she also runs the wireworkers guild. Read their blog here: wireworkersguild.blogspot.com.


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Linda VanLear

Linda is an artist of many mediums, including wirework jewelry, air dry porcelain clay, watercolors, and acrylic painting. She is inspired by the simple beauty and colors of the southern United States. She shares her creativity on Bead.TV and a sister site, www.brushstrokes.tv.


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Lori Reynolds

Lori is a creative jewelry artist who enjoys digging through antique shops and Grandma's old jewelry box to make brand new jewelry designs and beaded decor. From trash to treasure, Lori always makes something beautiful.


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Marcie Mix

Marcie's passion for life comes across very clearly in not only her unique, nature-inspired jewelry pieces, but also her how-to demonstrations. You'll find yourself inspired by her love of the earth and natural gemstones, and she shares her creative ideas with you right here on Bead.TV.


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Megan Marek

A professional by day and a jewelry designer by night and by weekend, Megan creates stunning bracelets using primarily seed beads and glasswork. Megan got her start in beading from classes and magazine projects, just like you!


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Mel Brooke

Inspired by the beautiful city of Bath where she grew up, Mel has been crafting in some form all her life. For the last few years she has been designing jewellery and other beaded items; an addiction that eventually gave rise to her online bead boutique, www.BeadsbyLili.com.


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Michaela Carrington

Michaela is addicted to glass! She has been working with, and teaching fused glass for many years and has more recentlybecome an aspiring lampworker. Her jewellery pieces can be found at www.micdesigns.net and incorporate both her love of fusing and lampworking.


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Nancy Eha

Nancy, affectionately dubbed The Beading Queen, is actually a quilt artist who adorns her award-winning quilts with colorful, whimsical, and often three-dimensional beadwork. You will be inspired to take your beading to a whole new level with Nancy's projects. See more of her work at www.beadcreative.com.


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Petra Wennberg

Petra owns Metal Clay, based in Dorset, where she teaches lots of classes. She is a Senior Art Clay Instructor. www.metalclay.co.uk


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Rebecca Weddell

Rebecca is an award winning lampwork artist who works from her beautiful garden workshop in East Sussex. She defines happiness as a torch flame, no time contraints and an endless stash of glass. www.rebeccaweddell.co.uk


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Sarah Austin

Sarah loves trying out new chainmaille weaves, especially with coloured jump rings. She owns Bead Sisters mail order company. www.beadsisters.co.uk


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Sheila Fuller

A talented artist based in Minnesota, Sheila specializes in gorgeous lampworking designs. When she is not featuring her work at art fairs across the state each summer, she is in her studio working on new designs and products. Sheila also excels in Viking knit and wireworking.


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Sue Heaser

Sue is a professional craftswoman, author and illustrator who became interested in Polymer Clay about 27 years ago. After a foundation course in art and a degree in geography and archaeology she became an archaeological illustrator, working on jewellery and artifacts from sites all over Britain. www.sueheaser.com


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Sue Peoples

Sue is a lampwork and fused glass artist from Minnesota, who also has a talent for beadweaving and an eye for bright colors. She spends her weekends selling her art at shows and fairs across the state. View more of her work at www.peoplesbeaddreams.com. Sue also has two DVDs available at www.hobbyworld.tv.


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Tine Donahue

Tine is an artist of many talents, and her tasteful jewelry and beaded designs are featured here on Bead.TV. Originally inspired by Native American bead crafts, Tine’s beadweaving designs often have themes of nature and animals. She also excels in wirewrapping and mixed media stringing. She is inspired by the world around her; you name it, Tine can create it!


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Vicky Clay

Vicky has been making jewellery for over two years and enjoys wirework but is also interested in felting. She runs a handmade jewellery business from her home in Nottingham. You can see her jewellery on her website www.pinupsjewellery.co.uk


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Wendy Smith

Wendy is a jewelry artist and acrylic painter based in Minnesota. She loves to make unique beaded jewelry designs and sells her work through her business called Wendess Designs. Here you can also see her beautiful landscape paintings: www.wendess.com.