HI, I’M GWEN YOUNGBLOOD!

Prior to becoming a jewelry designer and instructor, Gwen explored a variety of media, from cake decorating to lampworking, until she discovered Wire, Metal and Fire. They inspire her creativity and fuel her passion for teaching.

As an instructor, Gwen loves the interaction and camaraderie of the classroom.  Her mission is to make metal working techniques accessible to everyone, so that students learn more than they expected, and have fun doing it.  Students can expect Gwen to share her knowledge and creativity freely, with a dash of humor and lots of caring patience.

Gwen also believes it is important for students to experiment with new techniques without a costly investment in new tools. For that reason, Gwen provides all necessary tools for each student to use in class.

Gwen is privileged to share her talents with students locally at The Makery in Bulverde TX, The Austin Bead Society, The Hill Country Bead Society, and Bead Bistro in Killeen TX, as well as nationally at the Tucson Gem Shows, Bead Fest Santa Fe, Bead Fest Philadelphia, and Bead & Button (Milwaukee,WI).