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Residing in breathtaking Colorado with her rescue whippa-wawa puppy- Sparkle, and chi Bling, Internationally award winning designer, author and official Swarovski Instructor, enjoys chocolate, beads, and all things shiny.

Kristal’s other fashion projects include designing & creating jewelry for the Jimmy Buffet Band backup singers & dancers. Kristal also teaches worldwide and on cruise ships.

Kristal has 4 books, Sassy Silky Savvy, Fabulous Fabric Beads, which has been a best seller in 5 categories on, Foxy Epoxy, and Metal Clay 101 for Beaders.

Kristal’s latest achievements:

2011 – Ask the Experts contributor & freelance designer for Fire Mountain Gems

2010-2011 – Past editor of Beading Daily

2010 – 1st place in the K. Gottfried, Inc. Worldwide Design Contest, finalist for another piece

2009 – CHAs Indie Craft Contest

2008 – Bead & Buttons Bead Dreams competition

2008 – Interweaves Bead Star competition

2008 – 3rd place in the international design competition sponsored by the Washington DC Bead Museum, Celebrating Beads.

She has also appeared on HGTV and PBS numerous times. Her designs have been featured in over 60 publications including: Belle Armoire, Lapidary Journal, Stringing, Beadwork, Bead Style, Crafts Business, Simply Beads, SewNews, Sewing Savvy, Piecework, Step by Step Beads, Crafts Report, Vogue Patterns, & Bead Unique.

Check out her You Tube videos:

Mixed Media

Fabric Beads

WireLace on Beads Baubles and Jewels

Resin Seed Bead Necklace


Kristal Wick is available for book signings, workshops, lectures and freelance design. Please feel free to contact her via email at


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