Willa Allen

Willa Robinson Allen is a local beader in Durham NC. Just like others, Willa started off as a traditional "stringer" and added in a little wire work. Growing increasingly facinated and interested in other forms of beading, she shortly joined a bead society and learned beadweaving. During one of ...

Sabrina Maurer

My interest in jewelry making began as a challenge. I know that sounds odd, but in 2002 I worked at a stamp and scrapbook store. The owner of the store took a jewelry making class and thought it was so hard. Of course, I had to prove her wrong and signed us both up for another class at a ...

Gerry Florida

Gerry Florida, has been an artist with a passion for jewelry for over 30 years. As the owner of Florida’s Estate & Jewelry Gallery as well as Gerry Florida Studios, she collects extraordinary estate, vintage and contemporary jewelry pieces for her private collection, many of which she ...

Carrie Story

Throughout her career, Carrie Story has proven herself as an expert designer, an accomplished jewelry maker and an enthusiastic instructor. From an early age, Carrie exhibited an interest in the creative arts and garnered recognition in college, winning a state award in graphic design for four ...

Karen Thomas

I started beading 12 years ago followng a bout with cancer. I found the beads to be very soothing and meditative. Over those 12 years I improved my beading skills by taking classes and teaching myself many different techniques inluding wire wrapping, peyote, Russian spiral, brick, and square ...

Linda Hess

Students will learn to create a beautiful butterfly wing cane by blending, cutting, and layering a variety of polymer clay colors. The wing cane will then be used to create pendants, beads, charms, etc. Multiple variations demonstrated. All tools will be provided by instructor Levels: ...

Eunissa Yancy

Eunissa Yancy took her first jewelry making class back in November 2006 as an effort to do some mother daughter bonding with her oldest daughter. She took a wire wrapped loops class and was hooked! She practiced many techniques by making gifts for family and friends. As the years past, she took ...

Atena Komar

I have always been a creator. Ever since I can remember I have used my skills and imagination to bring my inner worlds to life in the physical plane. I found my work can inspire others to be better people, to feel better, to see themselves in a brighter light and that in turn, is such an ...

Georgette E. Freed-Wolf

She is a retired RN who has been doing crafts since childhood. the love of crafts began with crocheting and progressed to knitting, quilting and various forms of needlework. Teaching classes began over twenty years ago when she owned a yarn and needlecraft shop in York, Pennsylvania. Ten ...

Jimmie L. Boatright

Jimmie Boatright is a retired school teacher and guidance counselor. She has been a lifelong crafter with many original designs to her credit. She is teaching jewelry making at the Atlanta Bead Market in Buford, Georgia (near the Mall of Georgia). She has a bracelet pattern that will be ...