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Katie Hacker

Katie HackerKatie Hacker is an artist and writer who started designing her own jewelry as a teenager when she couldn't find fashionable clip earrings for her un-pierced ears. A prolific author whose books have sold more than half-a-million copies, Katie has provided beading advice for 12 seasons as the presenter of Beading Lessons on "Beads, Baubles & Jewels." She moved over to the host's chair in the 13th season. Viewers connect with her approachable style and "you can do it!" attitude.

Katie regularly contributes how-to projects and articles to a variety of magazines and is a columnist for Beadwork. She's passionate about demystifying jewelry making and specializes in projects that are fashionable and fun. She writes a popular blog on her website, "I love helping people find their source of creativity through beads," Katie says. Her workshops at national venues like the Bead & Button Show and the Create Your Style in Tucson SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Event feature techniques for creating boutique-style jewelry.

In 2010, Katie partnered with Beadalon to produce a unique line of findings for jewelry making called Katiedids™ Creative Components. Katiedids are specially designed to give jewelry makers the power to customize their creations. Each piece provides a channel-set effect for beads, flatbacks, fibers, polymer clay, resin, and more. The donuts, sticks and pendants can be filled in a simple manner, allowing beginners to easily add a high fashion look to their hand beaded jewelry. Or, designers can use more advanced techniques with Katiedids to personalize and set their work apart.

Katie and her husband have two kids who love doing crafts, playing outside and reading books. Funnily enough, those are three of Katie's favorite activities, too!


Katie's Blog
Beads, Baubles, and Jewels
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Projects by Katie featured on FaveCrafts Radio 1/5/11:

Long Pendant Earrings
Beaded Scallop Pendant
Double Circle Bead Pendant

Projects by Katie on FaveCrafts:

After Midnight Jewelry Set
Amethyst Bracelet and Earrings
Aqua Jet Necklace and Earrings
Aqua Lariat
Beadalon and Suede Necklace
Beaded Charm and Toggle Necklace
Beautiful Bijoux Crystal Cuff
Big Rock Candy Choker
Bubblicious Bracelet
Chic and Stylish Memory Wire Bracelets
Chunky Stretchy Bracelet and Earrings
Confetti Bracelet
Corazon Necklace
Crystal Choker and Bracelet
Double Daggers Bracelet
Double Strand Illusion Necklace and Earrings
Dreams of Topaz
Earthtones Memory Wire Set
Eclectic Filigree Earrings
Espresso Memory Wire Necklace and Earrings
Eye of the Tiger Necklace
Gold Exposed Wire Necklace
Golden Summer Anklet
Golden Summer Nights Set
Green and Gold Earrings
Heart and Leather Necklace
Interplanetary Necklace and Earrings
Island Blues Choker
Jewel Tone Bracelet Trio
Medallion Bracelet and Earrings
Memory Wire Cuff Bracelet
Modern Art Necklace and Earrings
Moon and Stars Anklet
Natural Elements Necklace
Nightlife Bracelet and Earrings
Nugget Bracelet
Ocean Blue Anklet
Pretty in Pearls Necklace
Quick and Stylish Charm Bracelet
Rainbow Anklet
Red and Black Cafe Necklace and Earrings
Remembrance Wire Cascade Necklace
Rhapsody in Blue, Topaz and Peridot
Scalloped Bracelet
Sea Breeze Jewelry Set
Silk and Leather Gemstone Necklace
Silver Leaves Anklet
Silver Splendor Bracelet
Silver Splendor Necklace
Smoke and Ice Necklace
Springtime Garden Set
Suede Charm Anklet
Suede Lariat
Sunburst Necklace
Sweet Dreams Bracelet
Sweet Sapphire Bracelet
Sweet Scallop Necklace
Tidepool Choker and Earrings
Tri-Color Stretchy Cuff Bracelet
Triple Strand Beaded Watch
Turquoise Medallion Choker
Two Strand Pendant Necklace
Underwater Necklace
Vivacious Violet Earrings
Wire Wrapped Bracelet
Blue Skies Necklace
Braided Suede Bracelet
Floating Art Glass Necklace
Fringe Element Bracelet
Gentle Blaze Necklace
Grape Sorbet Bracelet and Earrings
Woven Sparkler Choker
Woven Watch Project

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