I am a studio artist, operating as BeadKRap. For 24 years, I resided in Colorado until relocating back to Toronto in 2017. I was raised by creators, taught by creators at York University, Ryerson (Polytechnic Institute), George Brown College and most recently Pikes Peak Community College for metal-smithing. As beadKRap, I have done fine arts and crafts shows throughout Colorado, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and now two years in Ontario. After graduating, subsequent coursework focused on colour and material development, fashion design and accounting. A primarily self-taught beadwork artist, I discovered beads and beading in a neighborhood shop. My creations reflect my experience with fiber, my unique sense of color and include my own lampwork beads.

Karen Reece – (Toronto, ON)