Melissa Shippee's beaded jewelry has won numerous awards and appeared on the covers of Beadwork and Bead&Button. In 2017, she was named one of Beadwork magazine's designers of the year. Melissa teaches workshops nationally and internationally, including at the Bead&Button Show, and she sells kits featuring her beadwork designs on her website. She is the author of I Can Herringbone and a contributor to Beading All Stars, 500 Necklaces, and 1,000 Beads (all Lark). She lives in Ashford, CT. Learn more about her on mgsdesigns.net.