LIZ H.

LIZ H.

Beading Instructor
Started beading 30 years ago. Learned peyote from a book. I made as few key chains for gifts. I didn't bead for a few years. Picked it up again 15 or 20 years ago by taking a few classes at the old Bonnie's Beads. One of these classes was a bracelet made by Nancy Cain. I was hooked!! Still taking classes, still beading & have taught a few classes thanks to Tammy from Beads & Needs.
LORI HETHERINGTON

LORI HETHERINGTON

Beading Instructor
Lori has been beading for about 6 years. Her journey began at Beads and Needs in Colorado Springs, and this little shop continues to be a large part of Lori’s journey. She took her first beading class at the shop, and now teaches on a regular basis. Lori is a self-taught bead artist with the unique ability to help others understand complicated or difficult patterns and designs. Lori designs and teaches using multiple techniques and products. She has a passion for turning little bits of glass into beautiful pieces of wearable art!
SHANE SMITH

SHANE SMITH

Polymer Clay Artist an Instructor
Shane is published in at least 5 books featuring polymer clay art and design, has traveled extensively, and been a clay beta tester for both Premo and Kato polymer clay brands. She has written online tutorials and videos for CraftArtEdu (vimeo.com/craftartedu) and her work was the second best seller of 500 tutorials offered in 2015. She teaches locally and as a student, has learned from the very best in polymer clay retreats across the country.
Cathy Hobbs

Cathy Hobbs

Polymer Clay Artist
I started Polymer Clay when I was 16 and worked at a craft store. I found it in the fin arts section and fell in love after playing around with it. Now, many years later, I still consistently find new and amazing things to do with this incredible medium. I am inspirited by nature, I can easily get into a flow state when I sit at my studio table wile hours go by. I have and continue to be a lover of handmade crafts.
Julie Stover

Julie Stover

Bead Embroidery
My grandma has been my inspiration. I did illustration in t high school and obtained a associate degree in Art in in Commercial Art. Worked in Commercial Art for 8 years. When the economy crashed I went back to school and got a Nursing degree. I always did something a long the way that fed my need to create. I moved to Colorado in 2010 and learned to do bead embroidery. Southwest style has always been apart of my designs. I use a lot of turquoise in my pieces. Love teaching people to create in bead embroidery because anything goes.
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Beads & Needs Artists
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