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Melanie Schow

visit: www.bendwire.com
e-mail:  bendwire@aol.com

I have lived a life of creative endeavors.  This chapter began in 1995 when I treated a friend to a wire class at the local bead store.  She finished the class and went home.  I went back for another class and another, and thus began my love affair with wire and beads.  My wire skills were honed by Linda Lemoine-Vios and Lynne Merchant. 

A wire teacher since 1999, I bring to my teaching a broad base of skills including those of a certified trainer for Starbucks and a manager with the responsibility developing employees in my various work assignments.  These roles help me to be effective teaching adults. 

I have taught for The Orange County Bead Society, Pasadena Bead Company, San Gabriel Bead Company, Creative Castle and the Canyon Country Fiber Guild.  Most recently I was accepted to teach at Bead & Button and Bead Expo. I teach a full schedule of wire work from the basics to several technique classes and various project classes along with a business class to pass along skills I have developed in other parts of my life. I fill classes and end with complements, but the loudest endorsement of my classes is the high percent of repeat students. 

My love for the art of wire and beads is followed closely by my love of teaching.  Introducing others to the use of these wonderful materials so they can begin a creative adventure of their own is a meaningful job, one I enjoy doing.

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