Melissa K. Carrel is a self-taught lamp work artist and jewelry designer, who has embraced learning about all things jewelry. She has over 10 years professional experience in jewelry design and repair. Her original work has been published in Bead Star Magazine achieving an Honorable Mention in 2008. Very inventive, with an imagination for beauty befitting a queen butterfly, Melissa is a warm and friendly individual who truly adores teaching others how to create their own gorgeous designs. She teaches classes and will begin offering eBooks for sale with patterns, instruction, and practical experience gleaned from her many years in the business.