Residing in breathtaking Colorado, Beading Daily Editor, award winning designer and one of 33 worldwide official Swarovski Ambassadors teaches for CRYSTALLIZED™ - Swarovski Elements. Kristal’s creations have been represented in galleries spanning the globe including Canyon Rd. - Santa Fe, Alaska, Cayman Islands, Italy, Germany & the Virgin Islands.
Kristal’s other fashion projects include designing & creating jewelry for the Jimmy Buffet Band backup singers & dancers. Kristal also teaches worldwide and on cruise ships.
Kristal released her first self published book in 2005, Sassy Silky Savvy and her latest Interweave Press release, Fabulous Fabric Beads, fall 2008 and has been a best seller in 5 categories on Amazon.com since its release.
Kristal’s latest achievements:
2010 1st place in the K. Gottfried, Inc. Worldwide Design Contest
2009 3rd place in the K. Gottfried, Inc. Worldwide Design Contest
2009 CHA’s Indie Craft Contest
2008 Bead & Button’s Bead Dreams competition
2008 Interweave’s Bead Star competition
2008 3rd place in the international design competition sponsored by the Washington DC Bead Museum, Celebrating Beads.
Kristal has also appeared on HGTV and the PBS shows, Beads Baubles and Jewels and Quilting Arts numerous times. Her designs have been featured in over 35 magazines.
Check out her website: http://www.KristalWick.com