Heather Powers

Heather is the busy beadmaker and jewelry designer behind Humblebeads. Creating and selling for over 24 years, Heather also teaches across the country and hosts retreats.  Heather is the organizer of the annual Bead Cruise, now in it's 13th year! She sells her beads online to designers around the world and at Bead & Button. Heather is the author of Jewelry Designs from Nature, Beautiful Elements and the Beadmaking Lab.  

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Jess Lincoln

Jess’s charisma and love of art reflects through her designs… Vintaj Signature Designer, Jess Lincoln – Inspired by and interested in all forms of art, Jess has dabbled in it all. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree guided her to follow a creative path in both advertising & design. As the Signature Designer for Vintaj she teaches and shares many tips and techniques through online videos, the Vintaj Jewelry Technique books, beading publications and creative events. Browse DIY with Jess tutorials and see more of her jewelry and projects in the Idea Gallery. She works closely with design inspiration for Vintaj Patinas by Ranger and DecoEtch and DecoEmboss Dies by Sizzix. Her design style is inspired by nature and all its treasures. Jess lives in the historic town of Galena, IL with her husband and children

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Candie Cooper

Candie designs jewelry and crafts, author books, teach classes and host television programs. She thrives on simple ideas that anyone can achieve. Candie also love projects made from unexpected materials that stand the test of time. Join her as she leads a creative life – Visit her web site, favorite her Etsy shop and catch her on her Facebook Live Show and Instagram.

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Erin Prais-Hintz

Erin is a color addict who designs one of a kind wearable works of art for her company Tesori Trovati Jewelry. No bead goes unloved in her studio. She loves to mix patterns and textures, colors and metals, simple beads with stunning art beads for looks that have wit, whimsy and tell your story.  Erin has designed for Interweave, Nunn Designs and Halcraft.  She's a regular contributor to the Art Bead Scene blog and Earrings Everyday. 

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