Meet the Makers – Becky Tesch

Becky Tesch

Tell us about yourself.
I am a Milwaukee native and creative. I have been making things since very early childhood. Michaelangelo saw the sculpture within the marble, & I see potential reuse in things others have thrown away!

What are you presenting at Maker Faire Milwaukee?
Jewelry made with reclaimed materials & found objects with a heavy emphasis on bicycle parts

Becky Tesch

Why is making important to you?
Humans are hard wired to make things with their hands, but we’re losing these skills & traditions. I think it’s essential to our basic happiness to make things & be proud of them, and use them.

What was the first thing you remember making?
Doll house furniture out of those little paper jewelry gift boxes.

Becky Tesch

What have you made that you are most proud of?
Ok, I’m going to be sappy her for a minute, I just had my first child in July. She is the best thing I’ve ever made! And she’s pretty amazing!

Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
Bicycle paths, and little bicycle freeways all around the world. 🙂