About Us

Melissa Grakowsky Shippee

email: grakowsky@gmail.com

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 is currently a Beadwork Magazine Designer of the Year and a Starman Trendsetter. To view more of Melissa's designs, visit www.mgsdesigns.net.

Upcoming classes by Melissa:


Take two 2 day classes ~ $185
Take all 3 classes ~ $275
Pacific Ice

Fri 7/21

Sat 7/22
Verdant Harmony
Sun 7/23
   Events Classes New Arrivals

Bead Scoop Copyright

Print Finter Newsletter

  Email 2321 Michael Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320-3233

877 BEADS4U (877) 232-3748

PH: 805-499-1377

Fax:  805-499-7923

Top Copyright 2004 Creative Castle, Inc. All rights reserved. Website designed by:  Evolutionistic Knowledge, Inc.