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.