Rose Kren is a metal working artist 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 a young child she always shown interest in drawing and painting, and once High School came along it became a driving force, a passion. With her portfolio she was offered a full scholarship to the Chicago Institute of the Arts, but had to decline due to life circumstances.
From High School she became a cake decorator at a local shop and over the course of a year began decorating fine wedding cakes.
In 2004, she 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.
With over 10,000 sales and a five star review with almost 2,000 reviews, Rose is sure to keep on keeping on! Look for constant new items in the shop!