​​​I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, Warren. We moved to Portland from Toledo, Ohio in 1989 in order for me to study under world-class glass artists and be part of the West Coast's pioneering art glass movement. I had the honor of being able to study under such masters as Loren Stump, Brian Kerkvliet, Sage Holland, Michael Barley, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons and many others over the last 15 years. 

I am a professional glass bead artist creating lamp worked, glass beads in my home studio. I currently make bracelet beads for collectors, enthusiasts, and designers of Trollbead bracelet creations. Over the last 20 years, I created many different types of glass art including stained glass panels and lamps and fused glass jewelry. I spent 5 years as an off-hand glassblower at the Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio creating glass art objects and exploring various glass techniques. Over the past 20 years I have traveled nationwide selling my glass beads at shows. I have also sold my work online for more than 20 years now. In 2012, I decided to focus on the creation of glass bracelet beads for Troll customers and sell exclusively on Etsy in my shop, PerrasBeads. 

I was the founding member and President for 7 years of ORBS - Oregon Regional Beadmaker's Society, a chapter of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB). In 2002, I met Lise Aagaard and agreed to work for her as a designer for Trollbeads in Denmark. My original design, The Siberian Tiger was retired by Trollbeads in 2006. In 2011, I became an "ambassador and bead demo artist" for Trollbeads USA and traveled across the country on a tour meeting TB distributors and customers. I now spend all my working time creating unique artisan, silver lined bracelet beads in my home studio.

Kathy Perras Creates Unique Artisan Glass Beads For Trollbead Bracelets.

For Trollbead Bracelets.

Kathy Perras Beads