Kaska Firor is a jewelry artist, author and an educator. She has been working with wire for the past 19 years and is a recipient of many awards for her intricately woven jewelry. Kaskas work has been published in several books and trade magazines such as Art Jewelry, Step-By-Step Wire, Bead Style, and SNAGs Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey. Kaska is an author of two books. Her first book, Freeform Wire Woven Jewelry, is an overview of many popular wire-weaving techniques and an introduction to the exacting world of artistically-crafted wire-woven jewelry. Her second book, Wire & Fire, coauthored with Kat Firor-Colque, explores more advanced wire-weaving skills as well as ways of combining wire weaving with soldering and other metal techniques. Kaska has received many awards for her jewelry. Among others she is two times 1st place winner in the wire category in Bead Dreams Competition at the Bead and Button Show. Kaska believes that teaching is an essential part of art making experience. She travels throughout the US leading workshops at national shows, jewelry and bead societies, and jewelry schools. See more of Kaskas work and her workshop schedule by visiting her website: www.designsbykaska.com or on Facebook page at www.facebook.com/designsbykaska.