Tammy Powley is a writer, designer, and teacher. She is an avid crafter and especially enjoys jewelry making, crochet, and knitting.
Tammy is the author of several jewelry books, including The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making; Picture Yourself Creating Metal Clay Jewelry; Jewelry and Beading Designs for Dummies; Making Mixed Media and Memory Jewelry; Making Designer Seed Bead, Stone, and Crystal Jewelry; and Making Designer Bead and Wire Jewelry.
Other recent publications include Crafting Memories: A Novel of Family and Remembering and Women of Florida Fiction: Essays on 12 Sunshine State Writers.
Besides print publications, Tammy writes her own blog about crafting (Crafty Princess Diaries)at http://www.tammypowley.com and publishes a bi-weekly crafting podcast on her YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/TammyPowley.
Tammy has studied a large variety of jewelry techniques, from beading to metalsmithing, and has worked extensively with glass, fibers, and paper art. After spending eight years on the art show circuit, she eventually turned to writing about art, though she continues to sell her work through special commissions.
Along with working as a freelance writer, Tammy is an Associate Professor of English and teaches composition, literature, and technical communications. She resides in South Florida with her husband, Michael, and a house full of dogs and cats.