Sunday, March 7, 2010

KAREN MILLER - MicroKiln Artist of the Month

Karen Miller works as a registered nurse to support her artistic habits.  Yes you heard me right, to support her artistic habits.  She started years ago with pop beads and gum wrappers to creating jewelry.  From there, she matured into macramé, sewing, polymer clay, wood and egg engraving and every other craft project out there.

Ten years ago, after a major surgery, her daughters bought her a necklace kit to relieve the boredom of recovery.  She loved it and then a more serious adventure began.  Her friend, Donna Zimmer, turned her onto bead shows and that was the beginning of beautiful gemstones and Swarovski crystals entering her life.  Then she met Dale Armstrong, who taught her wire wrapping, a perfect compliment to her beading.

Now, it is fused glass............... 

Karen states, "Sam" Roh and the MicroKiln have my interest. With the MicroKiln, I can now create a glass design with quick results, make changes and have a finished design in less than an hour.  I really like dichroic glass ..... so sparkly.  I use all the elements with techniques I have learned to design and create my jewelry pieces today. 


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Hello Everyone, starting Friday, March 5 - I will be presenting the jewelry designs of an artist created using the MicroKiln.  If you are interested in having your jewelry artwork displayed please send an email to: with the following info:
  • Your Name
  • City & State
  • Paragraph or two about you and your interest in creating  jewelry using the microwave kiln
  • Picture of you (.jpg or .jpeg format)
  • Pictures of your jewelry designs (.jpg or jpeg format)
  • Website Address (if applicable)
  • Recommendations, tips, etc. you have found useful and would like to share with others
All submissions should be emailed to by the 20th of each month.  Looking forward to hearing from you and sharing your creations with the world.