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KraftyMax

Location

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Quick Blurb

I am an OBSESSED & POSSESSED, lifetime beader, who loves to make anything with beads. Enjoy my adventures and mistakes! ~KM

Interests

beads, beads, my kids, my family, beads, crafts, crocheting, knitting, cross stitch, beads, beads, oh ya, and BEADS! ~KM

Skills and Techniques

Fully beaded traditional beading. Using Peyote, Raw (right angle weave), Herringbone, Square stitch, fringe, spiral, and many other stitches. My creations are made using High quality Silver and Gold plated findings.

Get to Know

Over 40 years ago I sat and watched my mother making items for my family for the holidays.By the age of 5, I was already stranding beads for my own creations. Over the years I perfected my techniques and styles. After 4 years in the US Navy and 15 years is 'Corporate America' doing everything from running my own Marketing Company to running a Sports Talk Radio Station, I have seen it all. After my Monster (my son) was born my husband and I decided that I would be a 'stay at home mom' in order to spend more time with AYE (now 14) and Monster (now 9). Suddenly I felt like I had nothing to do!! Having been involved in almost every craft and form of art I fell back into my true love, BEADWORK. I hand design and create every one of my pieces - from the designing of the pattern to the finish work of the clasps. So now I am one of the lucky few that gets to turn my passion into a business. Many of my order are customized to match the client's colors and design ideas. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can find me at: ArtFire Studio: http://kraftymax.artfire.com ArtFire DESTASH Studio: http://kraftymaxDESTASH.artfire.com Blog: http://kraftymax.blogspot.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/kraftymax FaceBook Fan Page: http://facebook.com/kraftymaxoriginals YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/kraftymaxoriginals Google Plus Page: https:https://google.com/+KraftyMax Instagram: http://instagram.com/kraftymax Personal Google Page: https://plus.google.com/104472925212023465470 Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/kraftymax Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kraftymaxoriginals/ Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/krafty-max-originals Klout: http://klout.com/#/kraftymax Socialliss: http://www.socialbliss.com/kraftymax Ownza: http://www.ownza.com/Kraftymax Wanelo: http://wanelo.com/kraftymax Rebelmouse: https://www.rebelmouse.com/kraftymax/ email: max@kraftymax.com

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