Melissa Grakowsky Shippee


Melissa Grakowsky Shippee is a published beadwork designer who teaches workshops internationally, contributes regularly to books and magazines, illustrates diagrams for other instructors, and has won awards for her bead artistry. She studied physics and art in college but turned her attention to beads when motherhood changed the direction of her life. 

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, Perlen Poesie, and contributions to Beading All Stars. 
Melissa has been a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year and a Starman Trendsetter. To view more of Melissa's designs, visit

Upcoming classes by Melissa:

To register: email me.
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Sunshine Blue Skies

Sat 5/18

(via Zoom)
Enchanted Lightbloom Pendant

Sat 9/7
(via Zoom)

Sat 11/2
(via Zoom)
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