Katie Dean is a prizewinning beader, teacher and author. She sells patterns and kits though her company Bead Flowers, and has published her own beading books. Her ebooks with Vivebooks include the bestselling Bead Flowers & Wedding Bouquets and Beaded Christmas Decorations.
We also have several of Katie’s epatterns to buy.
Katie has won beading competitions in the UK and USA, notably twice winning the Beadwork biennial competition. In 2018, she reached the finals of the prestigious ‘Bead Dreams’ competition. At the British Bead Awards 2010 she won Best in Show; in 2012 she won a second and third place. In 2009 she reached the semi-finals of the International Swarovski ‘Create Your Style’ competition.
During 2014–17, Katie was editor of the UK’s leading beading magazine, Bead and Jewellery. She has filmed TV shows for the Craft Channel and Jewellery Maker TV and, since 2015, has been a member of the internationally renowned design team, the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad. In 2020, the Bead Workers Guild made her a permanent ambassador for International Beading Week.
Katie is also passionate about sharing her craft with others. In 2014 she started up My World of Beads blog to share her knowledge about beads, beading and all things related. In 2019, she expanded this to create an online beading school with classes that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home, or favourite beading spot, anywhere in the world.
Contact Katie via her website: www.beadflowers.co.uk