Vicki O'Dell is a freelance writer and designer with over 20 years experience in businesses, design and writing. Whether it is sewing, designing jewelry or baking a loaf of bread she believes in embracing creativity, learning something new every day and sharing that knowledge when she can.
In early 2013, after her husband lost his job, they set out together to discover how to live more creative and fulling lives doing work for themselves that made them happy. It has been what they call a "midlife reinvention" and she chronicles some of their experiences on her blog a tvickiodell.com.
Vicki is a certified floral designer and self-taught interior designer, she has designed sets, props and room makeovers for television shows on PBS, HGTV, DIY Network and more. She has also appeared on several television shows sharing jewelry, mixed media and craft projects with viewers.
She is also a teacher and enjoys traveling and teaching classes in beading, jewelry making and mixed media.
Vicki is a designer member of the Craft and Hobby Association, Board member of the CHA Social Media Section and member of NABA, the North American Bead Association. She is also the vice president of the local art guild.