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. 



JOIN ME IN ADMIRING HER TALENT AND DESIGNS USING the MICROKILN


4 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! Sam is a great teacher and friend but I deffinately see your individualism in creativity

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  2. You are absolutely right, this lady has talent. Thanks for commenting Meg & Bob

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  3. 2nd try here, not letting me post but I'll give it one more shot because you deserve it- BEAUTIFUL WORK. Verry immaginative and original. Love it. Congrads

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  4. Thank you so much. Sam is a great teacher and she has inspired and encouraged me so much.

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