About

Well, hello dear visitor!

I’m so flattered that you want to know more about me! In fact, I might even be blushing a little. 😉

It’s such a pleasure to make your acquaintance! Oh…wait. I haven’t even introduced myself yet, have I?

I’m Karen Domine, the artist behind Get A Bead On It. I’ll try not to bore you with prose-y profound, statements of where my design inspiration comes from (just think nature and texture), or how I plan to save the world through my work (my goal is to make it a little prettier) or a jargon-filled step-by-step jewelry-making process, cuz somehow I doubt that’s why you’re here. (Although I could probably bore you with all that stuff if you really, really want to know.)

You’re here just to get a peek into my little world and find out who makes all this stuff, amirite?

Throughout my life I’ve had this desire to create. It goes back to my childhood. I used to love sleeping over at my grandparent’s house (and not just to eat Grandpa’s favorite windmill cookies or have cinnamon raisin toast in the morning from the neat, old-fashioned chrome toaster I thought was so cool). She always had some sort of little craft project to occupy the time, and sitting at her dining room table, covered with one of those inch-thick foldable pads, of course (do they even make those anymore?) was probably the first time I’ve ever played with beads.

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My Grandma and I on a bus trip, Spring 2015.  She’s 97 here…I simply adore her!

Fast forward a few years and I was selling crafts at local fairs with both Mom and Grandma.  These two amazingly talented women inspired me at a very young age to always explore my creative side. A craft-hoarding monster Maker with an entrepreneurial spirit was born!

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Oh gosh…here I am in the 90’s, complete with my M.C. Hammer harem pants.

Jewelry has been my passion (ok, some would say addiction) for 14 years and counting. Aside from a couple of classes here and there, I’m self-taught. My materials of choice are mainly copper, silver and brass. And of course I love beads and have a great stash of them, because, well, BEADS! I’m all about shape and exploring anything I can do that will produce a cool texture onto a piece of metal. My jewelry is casual, comfortable and easy to wear. Plus, it’s one-of-a-kind, so you can be sure that you’ll be the only one in the world wearing that exact piece.

Disclaimer: Your jewelry may, or may not have been made during one of the most Dramatic Jewelry Making Sessions  EVER while watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette (Rose Lovers will understand that.) Or if it’s Summer…during my other reality tv fav, Big Brother. (I can’t help it people, these are my guilty pleasures. You already know I have an addictive personality!)

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In my studio

Well, have I managed to satisfy your curiosity? Is there anything else you’re just dying to know about? If so, please make yourself at home here and take a look around the site, my shop, and the blog for other updates on what I’m up to these days.  But actually, I’m dying to know a little more about YOU now that I’ve poured my heart out here. 😉

So please don’t leave me hanging…scroll down below and leave a comment on the page. 

And if you scroll to the very bottom there’s a link to sign up for my Insiders newsletter.  Be the first to get the scoop when there’s news.  I promise not to fill up your inbox with boring emails. You’ll only hear from me when I have something exciting to say!

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Karen
XOXO

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