Monday, September 29, 2008

Meet Karen Klomparens (giapet)

Bead Art Originals welcomes Karen Klomparens! Karen creates lampwork beads and glass art (handmade beads, fused and slumped glass art, dichroic and beaded jewelry, and an occasional stained glass piece), and you can find her work in her Etsy shop, Fire-n-Sand.

Karen is a self-representing artist, which means she designs, creates, and markets her glass art. In addition to Bead Art Originals, she's a member of Glass Artists of West Michigan, Etsy Glass Artists, Wet Canvas, and Lampwork, Etc.

Working in glass is Karen's addiction, as no other medium has held her interest for so long. Glass is a wonderful mix of artistic creativity and technical construction, and there is always something new to discover.

Karen works in a country home studio where she, her familyl, and their pets enjoy the nature that surrounds them.

Karen's work can also be found on her Fire-n-Sand Glass website (currently being revamped), on her blog, and in her flickr photostream. Be sure to visit Karen's Etsy shop to see more of her gorgeous lampwork:

6 comments:

thebeadedlily September 30, 2008 at 10:25 AM  

Nice to meet the gal behind those lovely giapet beads!

Melody September 30, 2008 at 1:46 PM  

Beautiful work, indeed! Nice to have a bit of background to go with the lovely glass.

Smadar's Treasure October 3, 2008 at 2:21 PM  

I love your work, karen, it's so beautiful! And it's nice to know more about you.

Smadar

Anna October 3, 2008 at 9:17 PM  

So beautiful! I especially love the rose! :)

Swanee October 6, 2008 at 3:23 PM  

Karen's lampwork vessels are adorable!

Karen Klomparens, Glass Addict & Artisan October 14, 2008 at 8:18 PM  

Thanks everyone, Been a bit under the weather and just saw this now! Karen, aka giapet.