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Editorial Advisory Board

Bead&Button / Facet Editorial Advisory Board
Leaders in the beading and jewelry-making fields, members of our Editorial Advisory Board consult with the Facet and Bead&Button team on notable trends, techniques, designers, events, and more, helping us share exciting content that our readers will enjoy. Find out more about our amazing partners!


Diane is a bead artist and works with off-loom beading techniques as well as stringing, assemblage and embroidery. As a beading teacher she has taught nationally and internationally. She is the author of 12 beading books, five e-books and nearly a 150 magazine articles. Diane is currently a member of the Starman TrendSetters and formerly served as a Swarovski Ambassador. She writes a regular column for Bead&Button magazine. You can learn more at her Etsy shop, DianeFitzgeraldBeads.

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Nancy has been teaching bead classes for more than 20 years, the last none of which have been on the international circuit. Her work has been exhibited at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums in Japan. Before she started beading, Nancy was a graphic artist and calligrapher, as well as a draftsman for an engineering company. She is married with two grown children and lives in Colorado. You can reach her at or learn more about her work at

Lindsay Burke
Lindsay has worked for Fusion Beads since 2000, but has been beading since she was 8 years old. She lives north of Seattle with her husband and two daughters, whom she is also teaching how to bead. Her love of crystals and beautiful colors always shows in her projects. Contact Lindsay at
Adrienne Gaskell
Adrienne, who has a background in many jewelry-making techniques, is passionate about teaching and encouraging innovations in the ancient art form of kumihimo braiding. She is president and founder of the American Kumihimo Society. Visit her website
Courtney Gray
Courtney creates custom jewelry and wedding sets. She is also the founder and Creative Director of one of the fastest-growing jewelry schools in America, Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin, Texas, which hosts inspiring classes that cover all areas of jewelry making and metalsmithing.
Heather Kingsley Heath
Heather is the author of “Introducing Albion Stitch.” She is an English beadwork artist and international teacher. Visit her on Facebook, through her blog at, or at
Irina Miech
Irina owns Eclectica bead shop in Brookfield, Wis., and is the author of several books, including “Wire Jewelry: Beaded and Beautiful.” She works primarily with wire, metal, and metal clay. Visit her website at
Cynthia Rutledge
Cynthia is a contemporary seed bead artist and teacher specializing in peyote stitch and off-loom weaving techniques, with an emphasis on developing sculptural unsupported shapes in beadwork. As a teacher (over 20 years), she shares her expertise on the road for most of the year. She can be contacted at or via her website,

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