Kelly Wiese has been beading for fifteen years. For seven years, she owned and operated her own bead store in Colorado. She closed the store in 2003 and is now concentrating on shows and teaching, and has been teaching beading at venues such as Bead & Button for fourteen years. She is the author of Beaded Allure: Beadweaving Patterns for 25 Romantic Projects. Kelly spends much of her time designing new project kits to sell for her classes and at consumer shows. Several of her necklaces have won awards at Colorado art shows. Her website is www.beadparlor.com.