COOKY SCHOCK is the retired as the owner of The Shepherdess in San Diego, CA. She has been teaching wire and metal jewelry classes since 1999 and has taught at Bead Fest Philadelphia, the Best Bead Show Tucson, To Bead True Blue Tucson, Parson School of Design: Altos de Chavon Campus in the Dominican Republic and in Alaska. Her focus for the last six years has been on metalwork, primarily silversmithing, and most recently, has been exploring the use of metals of the less precious variety (such as copper and brass) and alternative materials including resins and acrylics. Cooky is a proud graduate of the School of Serendipitous Learning aka Life! Articles have been published in Altered Couture, Expression Magazine, Designer Felt, Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry, and most recently Belle Armoire Jewelry Spring 2016 and Fall 2016. Her main focus now is on the use of micro-macramé and metal. She is a juried member of the Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park San Diego CA and Art Jewelry Elements an online group.