Kieu Pham Gray has been creating jewelry for more than 25 years. She started her craft to create a personal look for herself, and soon after started a jewelry line. Since then she has sold to over 30 stores in 10 states and participated in numerous juried art shows in the Northeast. Through the years her creativity has transformed and expanded to two retail bead stores, a jewelry tools distribution company (TheUrbanBeader.com), and finally teaching. Through these businesses and teaching around the world, her passion, knowledge, and dedication for the jewelry industry has become apparent. In an effort to share her experience in jewelry making, Kieu teaches a wide range of classes throughout the US, regularly contributes to Lapidary Journal and has also authored two how-to books, Hot & Cold Jewelry Connections and Minimal Metal Jewelry.