Michele Howarth first learned to make friendship bracelets when she was small, and returned to the craft years later to earn a little extra money. She quickly grew unsatisfied with the same old patterns and materials and began designing her own bracelets, using new materials and developing new techniques as needed. For her, making friendship bracelets is an art. She now sells her finished bracelets online at www.quietmischief.com. She lives in Utah.