While working as a corporate trainer, JC began to teach herself lampworking in 2000. In January 2005, addicted to melting glass and having established the roots of her current business, she began making beads full time. The decision to dedicate her total energy to learning the craft and business of beadmaking allowed for a self-education revolution for JC who soon found additional energy from the advise and inspiration of her peers. After exploring and learning to work enamels on lampwork beads, JC began teaching enamel workshops and classes in 2007. Her fondness for enamel was quickly surpassed by a desire to control stringer and create designs with fine, straight lines inspired by a long history of architectural interest. In 2010 JC began sharing her stringer skills in the form of workshops and the online tutorial project, “The Joy of Stringer”. JC currently works from a home studio on the Mendocino coast in northern California.


3rd place Frantz Art Glass dot bead contest, March 2006

2nd place wearable category, 1st annual Female Flame Off, Chicago, Oct 2006

1st place wearable category, 2nd annual Female Flame Off, Philadelphia, Oct 2007

1st place invitational category (with Kim Fields & Judy Carlson), SGAA Flame Off, Tucson, Feb 2010

The Oshkosh 100, 2005

Metamorphosis: The Life Cycle of a Glass Bead, 2007

Pismo Gallery, Denver; Annual Bead Invitational, 2008

Pismo Gallery, Denver; Annual Bead Invitational, 2010


Bead Review II (2006) Cover & page 49-50

Creating Lampwork Glass Beads for Jewelry (2008)

Contemporary Lampworking III (2010)

Glass Line Magazine, Oct/Nov 2006, Vol 20, No. 3

Glass Art Magazine, Jan/Feb 2007, page 28

Bead & Button Magazine, August 2007, issue 80; pages 26, 74 & 162

The Flow Magazine, Summer 2007: pages 55-59

Bead Unique, Winter 2009, issue 19: pages 91, 94

The Flow Magazine, Women's Issue 2009:

The Flow Magazine, Spring 2009:

The Flow Magazine, Summer 2009:

The Flow Magazine, Fall 2009:

The Flow Magazine, Women's Issue 2010:

Bead Unique, Spring 2010, issue 25: pages 79, 82

Glass Art Calendar (2008)