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Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson Maggie Thompson is a self-taught jewelry designer who began designing with seed beads as a hobby 30 years ago. Eight years ago she turned this passion into her business, Maggie T Designs. Her Etsy shop, features her many designs sold as both kits and tutorials. She is also the inventor of “The Traveller”, a portable kumihimo stand, available for sale in her shop. In the last 4 years she’s written 3 ebooks and a webinar for Interweave Press/F&W Media showcasing her specialty of Japanese Kumihimo braiding. She also has a number of kits for sale online in the Interweave store. Her convertible necklace/bracelet design “Kumi 3 Ways” was the cover photo for the April/May 2018 Beadwork issue. She also has a bracelet entitled "Crossing the Bridge" published in the August issue of Beadwork. Maggie has taught classes around the Midwest and regularly teaches classes at Beadville USA in Chaska, MN ( where both her kits and kumihimo stands are available. Maggie is a current Board member of the Upper Midwest Bead Society, a Minneapolis, MN based organization founded by Diane Fitzgerald in 1987.

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