Stephanie Eddy, a jewelry designer for 40-plus years, is involved in all aspects of
bead and jewelry design, from teaching at trade shows, bead stores and bead societies across the U.S. to creating designer
quality jewelry kits and tools. She was one of the first bead artists to incorporate and advocate "component design"
as a teaching method.
In 2009 she branched out into wire work design following the creation of her
patented Lazee Daizee Viking Knit all-in-one tool. Several of her wire weaving designs have won awards, including the 2009 Popular Vote Category in an Internet-wide wire sculpture competition, as well as the 2011 Bead & Button Bead Dreams competition and 2011 Fire Mountain Gem & Beads, Metals and Wirework contest.
In 2012 she won the Fire Mountain President's Award for her Viking Knit wire design. "Flight of the Dragon Flies."
has taught at the Kobe Japan Art Show, with her displayed at the Tokyo Art Metropolitan Museum’s Zen Exhibition. She
is a featured artist in “The Art of Beading Stitches”, among other publications, and represents Idaho in the upcoming
Kalmbach publication, “Beading Across America: Jewelry Inspiration from Coast to Coast”. She is also author and publisher of "The Lazee Daizee Guide to Viking Knit."
Her background also includes experience
with stained glass, glass fusing and blowing, pottery, wire
work and welding, fibers, watercolor, enameling, sculpture and costume and set design.
Stephanie's instructions and designs have been published in a variety of bead and wire jewelry
making books and magazines.
She makes her home in Garden
City, Idaho, a suburb of Boise.