Karen Andersen started beading temples in 1993, when she was a Mia Maid Advisor. She wanted a nice crystal temple to present to each girl as they moved to Laurals. Necessity is the mother of all invention. Blown glass temples were very expensive and they break. Karen designed the small Salt Lake City Temple for her gift.
After many years of encouragement from her husband, Doug, Karen made the plunge into the world of business at the end of 1999. With Doug's help, Karen has increased her collection of beaded temples dramatically.
Doug and Karen's three daughters, Melanie, Julia, and Kaela help in the business.
The Salt Lake City Temple is Karen's favorite. That is where Doug and Karen were married.