KATHY KING is an award-winning jewelry artist, beading instructor and author of Bead Quilled Jewelry: New Beadwork Designs with Square Stitch. In 2008, King developed an innovative bead weaving technique called “Bead Quilling” in which the holes of the glass beads and thread are exposed, allowing the thread color to become an integral part of the final design. Another signature component of King’s jewelry is the “Beaded Bead” in which she creates intricate beads by weaving hundreds of smaller glass beads together. King’s innovative techniques have landed her sculptural designs on the cover of Bead & Button Magazine and in articles featured in Beadwork, Niche and Giftware News magazines.
King’s work is strongly influenced by her engineering background and by historical architecture and cultural patterns from around the world.