My journey with art began as a young child watching my family and my grandmothers' hands create. My lampwork (glass bead making) experience started over 20 years ago and continues to grow. It was love at first bead! Glass has captured all my creative attention. I have studied under many famous glass artists from all over the world and continue to learn and take classes that expand my large skill set.
In 2014, I started my own business Beadazzled By Julz LLC, a traveling mobile glass torch art studio. I teach bead making and glass enameling art classes. I enjoy teaching glass art classes, meeting new people and making new friends.
What makes me unique as a lampwork and flameworking instructor is my 29 years of working in public education, teaching special needs children. I understand the importance of reaching multiple learning intelligences and I know how to build that into my glass classes to reach all learners.
Working in the flame of my torch is tranquil and metative. I am always striving to reach the next level of glass bead making and create beauty in my art jewelry.