I love fused glass because it allows the techie and the artist in me to combine our superpowers to create beauty–wearable art. I have spent my life appreciating and practicing art while concurrently developing skills for what most artists do not generally embrace — order, technology and business sense.
I started creating jewelry under the name Little Miz Moffitt in 2009. I began with beaded and wirework jewelry. After developing this for a number of years, my husband surprised me with a fused glass class as a holiday gift. I loved it from the very first moment.
The lure of fused glass as an art form became more than I could resist. The classes, and their results, inspired me to further explore the medium. The techie in me loves creating a database and Excel sheets to track my materials, recipes, client purchases, custom requests, inventory, costs, research and development. The artist in me is continually amazed by the results. It is exciting each time I lift the lid of the kiln to view the results of a batch. In examining each new piece against the recipe used I am further inspired to experiment. I keep pen and paper next to me when I examine new batches because that is when a good deal of inspiration blooms.
Thank you for visiting today. Please come back soon to shop and to see what today’s results have inspired.
Beaudoin Jewelry is the creative child of Jennifer Beaudoin Moffitt. Her studio is in Kensington, Maryland. Her earlier career path included time as a Traffic Manager at Arnold Worldwide in Tyson’s Corner, VA. She initiated the traffic department at Porter Novelli DC and became the Traffic Director with a staff of four plus a strong freelance team in PN’s creative studio. She found a work-life balance when she moved to the Mortgage Banker’s Association as their Director of Advertising. Her urge to take a position that made a positive impact on the world brought her to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence where she was promoted from Director of Marketing Projects to the Director of Marketing and Communications.
She joined the National Capital Art Glass Guild in 2017, served as Chair of the Nominations committee in 2018, webmaster in 2019 and becomes President in 2020. She looks forward to an infinite education of the glass medium through experimentation, classes and shared learning through her colleagues.