Maggie Brinkman's Profile
I am an independent bead artist working in a small studio in our house in Minnesota. I run everything in my shop from treasure hunting, designing and fabricating the jewelry to taking the photography. I love the whole process!
My professional background is in the beading arts. I started out in sales and repairs, leading to teaching (which I love) and then to receiving and buying. My first two jewelry lines, the wire wrapped flowers and single crochet bracelets, were both original classes of mine that I started teaching in 2004. The flowers shortly became my signature design and I still can’t get enough of them today!
My academic background is in gemology, lapidary and metalsmithing. This helped create my obsession for gemstones! I’m constantly amazed by their structure and can’t get enough of those colors and facets! Although…
- Born on July 16
- Joined February 10, 2011