Katie Hacker eBooks
Katie Hacker is an artist and writer who started designing her own jewelry as a teenager when she couldn’t find fashionable clip earrings for her un-pierced ears. She turned her pastime into a business and now makes a living doing what she loves best – making jewelry and sharing her ideas.
Katie is the host of the public television series "Beads, Baubles & Jewels", the top TV source for jewelry-making education and inspiration nationwide. A prolific author, Katie's books have sold more than half-a-million copies and cover a variety of techniques from simple stringing to wire wrapping. Katie is a columnist for Beadwork and she contributes how-to projects and articles to a variety of magazines including Make Jewellery (UK). Katie is passionate about demystifying jewelry making and specializes in teaching people how to make projects that are fashionable and fun. “I love helping people find their source of creativity through beads,” she says.
Katie discovered her creativity at an early age. She grew up in a unique, crafty environment working for her parents’ miniatures and dollhouse distributorship, Dee’s Delights, Inc., where she spent her summers making dollhouse samples and working on the company’s communications materials. After graduating from college she worked as an editor, and eventually in-house designer, for Hot Off The Press, an instructional craft book publisher and scrapbooking paper manufacturer in Oregon. She also worked for several years at Ten Thousand Villages, a nonprofit organization that provides fair wages for artisans in developing countries by selling their goods in North America.