Rose Kren and Thom Kren are metal working artists living in Grand Haven, Michigan. Among metalsmithing, Rose is also fluent in glass bead making (aka lampworking), bead stitching, as well as drawing and painting.
From childhood, both Thom and Rose have found art to be a haven of peace for them. It gave them the room to create things in their minds and then turn them into something tangible.
In 2004, Rose became an employee at The Creative Fringe, a bead store in which she learned all of her beading, glass bead making, and metal working skills. After two years she became the Manager, writer and instructor of all classes.
In 2009, Rose opened a shop on Etsy called .sprouts. as a side hobby. She didn’t pursue it to it’s fullest extent to further her artwork until 2012. At this point, she had created a very successful shop with over 1000 sales and five stars worth of customer service repertoire.
In 2013 she quit managing the bead store and decided to become a full time metalworking artist and is currently active in multiple brick and mortar shops as well as art galleries around the United States.
In 2014 Thom Kren quit his day job and became Rose’s full time partner in jewelry! He’s been by far her greatest student.
With close to 7,000 sales and a five star review with over 1200 reviews, they’re sure to keep on keeping on! Look for constant new items in their shop!