beadKRap

beadKRap was founded in 2004 by lampwork artist Karen Reece. The studio produces handmade lampwork (torchwork) glass beads. To make these beads, glass is melted by torch and wound around a steel mandrel. All beads are kiln-annealed for durability. Karen makes most of the silver and copper findings in her work as well.

About Karen Reece
Before relocating to Toronto, I was a studio artist in Colorado Springs, in both glass, and my original training, textiles. I have done fine arts/craft shows throughout Colorado, Michigan's UP and starting in 2017, shows throughout Ontario. I attended University in Toronto and subsequent coursework focused on colour and material development, fashion design and accounting. A primarily self-taught artist, my creations reflect my experience with fiber, my unique sense of color and include my lampwork beads.

Posted on April 25, 2019 .