Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Artist Behind The Shop: Karen

This week, I´d like to introduce you to the lovely Karen from The Beaded Pillow.

When did you start crafting?

I started making jewelry about 3 years ago.

What was your motivation?

We couldn’t find the “perfect” necklace to match a dress my mom bought, so we bought the supplies needed to make a necklace and things just took off from there.

Which one of your designs makes you feel prouder of yourself?

I crafted a parrot pillow for my daughter; it was very ornate and seemed to take forever. I must have used a thousand beads on that pillow!

What kind of things inspires you?

Beautiful flowers/gardens and birds….the lake and its surroundings.

Do you have any favorite book, movie, comic, etc?

I love books by Lorna Landvick (a MN author) and by Mary Logue, Dick Francis, Maeve Binchey, Rosamund Pilcher, J.D. Robb, Stephen King; I’m very eclectic in my reading materials.

Which one and why is it your favorite?

I cannot choose a favorite; books are like your children.
If you could choose any fictional character (from books, movies, comics, etc), which one would you like to be?

Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.


She had a wonderful opportunity to explore and she took it.

Do you have any mania or obsession?

Hmm, beading pillows, perhaps
Is there a place you’ve visited that left a big impression in you?

Dachau in Germany.

If so, why?

It was a concentration camp during WWII. I could almost feel what happened there. It was very emotional. I was humbled.

Would you like to share any advice with your fellow artists?

I am not qualified to give anyone advice, unless they are one of my kids.

Where can people find you?

I have a blog:
I am also on Twitter at www.twitter/ and on etsy at
Anything else you’d like to share?

Buy one of my pillows. Seriously. Thank you.


Thank you very much Karen! Don´t forget to visit her lovely shop!


The Beaded Pillow said...

Thank you for featuring me on your lovely blog. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. ~Karen

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