Introducing the Baubles & Beads Blogger Design Team

We are super excited to announce the debut of the Baubles & Beads Blogger design team. We sent the call out in late July and FIVE top bead bloggers agreed to join in on the fun.


Here is the story…
Each of the five bloggers received a package of beads, cord, findings and other cool stuff from our online shop. Each blogger is going to work their design magic with the components that we sent and put their own creativity to the test.

Check out what we sent them…
bbchallengekitImage from Michelle Mach’s blog Beads and Books

Each blogger received the same package with color variations. Their challenge is to create 1-3 pieces of  jewelry that incorporates the collection that we sent over.

You can check out our five talented bloggers at the links below…

  • Name: Erin Prais-Hintz
  • Blog:
  • About: Erin Prais-Hintz is a creator, inspirationalist, encourager and connector. Everyone has a story to share, and Erin finds great joy in telling those unique stories through her one-of-a-kind treasures. She has been featured in dozens of publications including: Stringing;  Bead Trends; 101 Bracelets, Necklaces & Earrings; Bead It Today; Bead Soup; 30 Minute Bracelets; Polymer Clay Global Perspectives; Showcase 500 Art Jewelry Necklaces. She is an exhibiting member at Gallery Q in Stevens Point, WI. You can find her popular Simple Truths at or her jewelry for sale at
  • Name: Keirsten Giles
  • Blog:
  • About:  Keirsten says, “I’m a learner at heart, and the process of learning a new skill is what gets me up in the morning. As soon as I feel I’ve mastered one skill, I move onto the next. I get bored if I use the same techniques for too long. What I didn’t know when I started out making jewelry is that there is a virtually unlimited world of techniques and skills to explore and master, which makes it a perfect medium for someone like me. I’m only limited by the hours in the day.””I work a full time day job, so I find myself making jewelry in strange places and at odd times. I work in my car, parked at the local park, nearly every lunch hour, working on metal components. It’s amazing what you can do with a board in your lap, a hammer and a bench block. I’ve made jewelry in campgrounds, in empty offices at work, and in the driveway at home. We live in a tiny house, so I have to be really resourceful with space, and find ways to make do with a minimal amount of equipment and tools. I think this has made me innovative. My “”studio”” consists of a couch, a coffee table, a kitchen counter, the floor, and of course my little car.”
  • Name: Michelle Mach
  • Blog:
  • About: Michelle Mach is a jewelry designer who edits jewelry books and writes mostly about beads and jewelry.  More than 100 of her original jewelry designs have appeared in Jewelry Stringing, BeadStyle, Bead-It Today, Bead Trends, Beadwork, and other magazines.  She sells her handmade jewelry on Etsy and in selected U.S. galleries.
  • Name: Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp
  • Blog:
  • About: Marie-Noel says “I have been married for almost 10 years, we have 4 growing and busy children. I just beat Breast cancer after a long fight. We live in Calgary Alberta in beautiful Canada. I am a published jewelry designer, a scrapbooker and card maker, with an intense passion for creating. Please visit my website at as well as two Etsy shops. I truly LOVE to read your comments on my blog and hope you will follow me on my journey :)”
  • Name: Lori Anderson
  • Blog:
  • About: Lori is a mover and shaker in the online bead blog world. She is the driving force behind the very popular online Bead Soup Blog Party. She is the author of the popular book “Bead Soup” based on the hop. You can find out more about Lori’s journey through the bead world as well as information on eBooks and tutorials, on her blog.

Photo from Jean Yates.Image from Jean Yates’ blog “Snap out of it Jean, There’s beading to be done!”

Thanks so much for joining us, you super-talented bunch of ladies! We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Check back on September 18th for the reveal on what each blogger created. Meanwhile, make sure and check the blogger links above. A wealth of bead-related beauty awaits you.

8 Responses to Introducing the Baubles & Beads Blogger Design Team

  1. jny_jeanpretty says:

    I am very proud and excited to be a part of this fantastic team! jean yates !


  2. Ema Kilroy says:

    Congratulations Ladies!!! It is so wonderful to a few I consider friends involved with this. I look forward to your creations.


  3. Gamble55 says:

    What a great autumn palette! That is beautiful.
    Can’t wait to see what people come up with.


  4. taniaskm says:

    Can’t wait to see the results!


  5. Shannon says:

    What a cool idea! I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with!


  6. I read what you wrote about me to my son and he thinks I’m famous now. 🙂 Thanks!


  7. Kay says:

    They are all great designers. Wish I’d seen the call. I’d love to be a member.


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