My Bio

Karen has worked with fiber and beads for the past twenty years and self-published her first book, Freeform Peyote Beading last fall. Her current work combines peyote stitch and right angle weave into abstract, organic patterns that often resemble jewelry.

Her blog chronicles her creative life as a working artist and craftsperson with all its twists, turns, pitfalls and surprises working with beads, dyes, fiber, concrete, resin and pretty much anything else that catches her fancy:

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  • Jan 14, 2012
  • Trusting the Process (When Inspiration Doesn't Strike)

    The Earring a Day challenge has been far more challenging than I anticipated, especially since I seem to be in a creative trough.  In this blog post, I discuss how I am trying to work through my creative desert and share some process photos from a couple of my latest earring pairs.