Aug 30, 2016

Welcome to Tammy Powley!

We are so lucky to roll out the red carpet for Tammy Powley as she comes on board our team as Guest Blogger and Facebook Manager. For more than 16 years, Tammy was the Jewelrymaking Guide for where she maintained and wrote a large library of jewelry making content. When Tammy and I first met, we were both early pioneers of jewelry making on the Internet and often collaborated on projects for her site. Projects from The Bead Shop are included in some of her books (more than dozen have been published so far). In fact, Making Designer Gemstone and Pearl Jewelry was her first book, and one of my pieces was selected for the cover....I was very flattered.

Through her blog, Crafty Princess Diaries, her Youtube Channel and Facebook following, Tammy continues to be an active member of the jewelry and beading community and is a force to be reckoned with! Did I say she is also a Professor of English at Indian River State College in Florida? 

After a 10 year career as a technical writer, Tammy returned to academia. She earned her Ph.D. in Texts and Technology in 2008 from the University of Central Florida. Her full-time “day” job includes teaching creative writing, composition, and technical communications. This woman is the real deal and we are thrilled to have her working remotely from her home in Florida, which she shares with her husband Michael, who has been her partner for almost 30 years, and her menagerie of cats and dogs. This is a real treat.

I hope you will all welcome this eclectic, creative, funny, warm, animal-loving crafter into our tribe. Welcome, Tammy! And, if you’d like to reach out to Tammy, you can email her at

Thanks so much,


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