About Me

Blogged under by Tammy on Thursday 3 April 2008 at 6:44 am

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Tammy Powley
Welcome to my Crafty Princess Diaries weblog where I get to blab about my passion for crafts. My name is Tammy Powley, and I decided to call my blog the Crafty Princess Diaries because of this very dorky picture I have of myself and because my husband often refers to me as “the princess and the pea,” which is just another way to say that I tend to be particular sometimes.

In the real world, I work as a Professor of English. Mainly I teach writing and literature classes. However, for many years, I have also worked as a professional crafter. For about the first eight years, I sold my jewelry through show circuits in central and south Florida as well as small galleries and boutiques. Today, I sell my artwork primarily through special commissions and concentrate more on writing and consulting.

Along with this weblog, I wrote and maintained the About.com Jewelry Making site for 15 years, and I have a number of jewelry making books published.

For crafting tutorials, kits, and supplies, stop by the Crafty Princess Etsy Shop.

Editors, advertisers, clients, friends, and non-spammers can contact me at tammypowley [a] yahoo.com

You can find me at these social networks:



My YouTube Channel




Jewelry Making & Crafting with the Crafty Princess on Facebook


Note: I often review books and products on this blog. Though now and then I purchase these myself, more often publishers and manufacturers will send me items with a request to review them. Please keep this in mind when reading any of my review.

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  3. Comment by Linda Smith — October 24, 2008 @ 5:59 pm

    Hi Tammy,
    Are you the Tammy Powley who wrote a dissertation entitled “Memory-Craft: The Role of Domestic Technology in Women’s Journals”? I’m a librarian in California and am trying to track down a copy.
    Many thanks!
    Linda Smith

  4. Comment by Tammy — October 25, 2008 @ 6:08 am

    Hi Linda,
    Yes, [blush] that’s me. Email me at tammypowley [a] yahoo.com and I’ll send you a pdf copy.

  5. Comment by patricia van Liemt — October 31, 2008 @ 3:23 am

    Hello Tammy,

    I’m looking for little charms that are “eco=proof” by that i mean..my clothing collection is organic. Ans i need little charms that also have to be some what organic. They must be small and light. If we do bussiness i’ll need a couple of hundred.

    My name is patricia van Liemt and ‘m from holland.

    Can you help me with this? Or do you know some-one who can help me?

    Kind regards,


  6. Comment by Tammy — October 31, 2008 @ 7:29 am

    Hi Patricia,
    I’ve passed your request onto some jewelry folks I know. Some other sources might be to check Etsy.com and http://www.jewelrythings.com/, which has a lot of vintage components.

  7. Comment by Cindalena — August 31, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

    Hi Tammy,
    I am a new jewelry designer. It is my passion in life. I enjoy reading your blogs about jewelry and designers. Will you please consider writing about me?
    Best regards,

  8. Comment by Tammy — September 1, 2009 @ 7:53 am

    Cindalena – I’m guessing you found a blog I used to write called the Jewelry Weblog; however, I no longer work for Creative Weblogging who runs it. You may want to contact the latest editor over there.

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