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Welcome, Kristal Wick!

March 20th, 2013 · 5 Comments

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You might already be familiar with Kristal Wick, an internationally awarded jewelry designer and CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Ambassador—and lover of all things blingy. We’re excited to announce that she’s bringing her sparkling personality to our team, and to celebrate, we wanted to let you know all about this beading rock star!

British Award Design

Kristal started her company, Kristal Wick Creations, in 1995 and designed pieces inspired by the Colorado landscape that she called home. It wasn’t until 2004, though, that Kristal decided to pursue her passion full time through blogging and the creation of her Sassy Silkies™, beads made from hand painted silk resembling little scrolls. Her resume goes beyond making her own beads, too. This incredible designer was also the editor of and has had her designs featured in magazines, including Bead Style and Stringing magazines. She’s also written books on jewelry making, including her self-published Sassy Silky Savvy and Amazon best seller, Fabulous Fabric Beads.

Matt Fox and Shari Hiller from HGTV with Kristal!

Matt Fox and Shari Hiller from HGTV with Kristal!

You may have seen her on HGTV in Crafters Coast to Coast or sharing the screen with Martha Stewart! Or perhaps on PBS’ Beads, Baubles and Jewels? Kristal has also rubbed elbows with celebrities through her craft—she designed jewelry for the Jimmy Buffet Band, actress Ali MacGraw and lecturer Marianne Williamson. This expert blogger shares her talent with fans, too. Kristal travels around the country leading workshops and helping others discover their creativity.


Kristal is also a talented quilting embellisher! She’s taught many fiber art quilt classes incorporating beads, bling and other embellishments, giving them amazing dimension and style. We’re excited to learn all of the new possibilities with beads! Look for fun and new ideas from Kristal on our website and blog.

Kristal with Dolphin

Do you have any questions for Kristal? Leave a comment below!


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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 vovs jewellery // Mar 20, 2013 at 8:31 am

    wow shes an inspiration for someone just starting out on their own path! if I can have half the success she has had I will be a very happy woman!

  • 2 Kristi Lind // Mar 20, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Congrats Kristal!!!! Been watching your wonderful bead designs on line for years!!!! You Go Girl!!!
    My dream is to see one of my beaded purses on the Red Carpet someday! Go to
    I love that you teach! I have taught bead work for years….<3 that you share your ideas and hints to help keep the heart beat of the art of beading!!! KL :O)

  • 3 Marissa // Mar 20, 2013 at 11:05 am

    We’re so happy to have Kristal on our team :)

    -Marissa Foss

  • 4 Mary Ann A // Mar 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I have followed Kristal for a few years. So glad she has joined Artbeads. Great catch,!

  • 5 Laura Lee // Mar 31, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I work for Welcome to our wonderful family Kristal. We are so excited to have you join our awesome team. We are all eager to learn more about the wonderful art of beading!

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