Karen is the author of Creating Lampwork Beads for Jewelry and Art Bead Jewelry Seasons in Glass. She has written various articles and courses on bead and jewelry making. As an entrepreneur, founder, and owner of Leonardo Lampwork since 1996, she has developed and marketed her beads and jewelry online and through shows. In 2006, Karen invented and developed a line of custom lampwork tools and is noted for her Leonardo Petal Pullers, which create beautiful petals and leaves and her Leonardo imprint tools.
Currently, she divides her time among all her career endeavors which includes writing for Soda Lime Times magazine and selling on Facebook. She has more than 25 years’ experience in art jewelry design, business management, Internet marketing, social networking, lampwork beadmaking, fused glass, Lampwork tools and publishing in multiple media.