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. 
Melissahas been a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year and a Starman Trendsetter. To view more of Melissa's designs, visit

Upcoming classes by Melissa:


Take two 2 day classes ~ $185
Take all 3 classes ~ $275
Ebb & Flow Necklaceebb & flow necklace
Fri 9/20
Harvest Moon Braceletharvest moon
Sat 9/21
A Midsummer Nights Vinemidsummer nights vine
Sun 9/22
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