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Kulas battles through pain to create jewelry, attend shows

“Funny thing is, I’ve never thought of myself as an artist,” Karen Kulas pondered as she sought to explain her journey to jewelry making.
One would never know to look at her, but Kulas is in constant pain from a debilitating spinal cord condition called myelopathy.  She was born with two congenital defects and later developed the myelopathy which has changed her life.
Born in Milwaukee, with a “yours, mine and ours” family of 10 siblings, Kulas was never encouraged to study art or inspired by anyone to pursue it.  She attended Mount Mary College in Wauwautosa and received a degree in home economics, going on to teach in
Tuesday, June 04, 2013 6:13 PM

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