Exceptional Bead Artistry by Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

Beaded Phone Case by MGS DesignsMelissa Grakowsky Shippee is an exceptionally talented bead artist and published beadwork designer and also an instructor. She teaches bead workshops internationally, contributes regularly to books and magazines, and has won numerous awards for her work.

Growing up in Eastern Connecticut, she received a BFA in Art and a BS in Physics from the University of Connecticut. Her publications and contributions include a full-length instructional beading book called I Can Herringbone, articles in Beadwork Magazine, Bead & Button Magazine, Bead Star Magazine, and Perlen Poesie. Melissa’s awards include gold and silver grand prizes and a People’s Choice Award in Fire Mountain Gems contests as well as an award in Bead & Button’s annual Bead Dreams Competition.

Melissa doesn’t think of what she creates as jewelry. Instead, beads and thread are just a creative medium with which she explores the possibilities of design, form, color, shape and movement.  Her work is inspired by the colors and shapes of nature and she incorporates mathematical principles in her designs. Each piece is a gorgeous manifestation of her expert skill and love for the craft of beading. I enjoy studying her work and I’m awed by the patience and attention to detail that she pays to her craft. Her work is top notch, creative and inspiring.

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Mysterion Aqua by MGS Designs

Mysterion Gray by MGS Designs

Mysterion Peach by MGS Designs

Tea Service by MGS Designs

Song of the Siren by MGS Designs

Life Cycle Gold by MGS Designs

Dream by MGS Designs

Bollywood Necklace by MGS Designs

In the Garden with Pantone by MGS Designs

Medusa by MGS Designs

Exceptional Bead Artistry by Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

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