This book is dedicated to the incredible art bead makers and jewelry designers that grace my life. Thank you for the years of inspiration, friendship, and community.

A special thanks to the Art Bead Scene contributors both past and present, who help spread the word about handcrafted and artisan beads and who share my addiction for all things bead related.

Much love to my very supportive family—my hard working partner, Jess, and our daughters Hannah and Evangeline. And a sincere thanks to my biggest cheerleaders: Mom and Rosanne—what would I do without your encouragement and love!

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