A little bit about Joan .....

I've always loved making things.   As a child I was continually putting together some "work of art".   Whether it was painting sweatshirts or beading necklaces, I was always into something.   After college, I began a 14 year career in the Systems Consulting world which I enjoyed.   In 1993, I started making beaded jewelry for friends and family as gifts.   Soon people were asking "Where can I get a watch like that?".   So I decided to start selling my jewelry.   In 2000 my husband John and I had our first little girl, Elizabeth.   I decided to stay at home to be a full time mom and make jewelry in my spare time.   Little did I know then that I would no longer have any spare time!   In 2002 we had our second little girl, Jamie, so life is busy.   I make jewelry whenever I have a quiet moment.   Elizabeth loves to be in the bead room with me and she is already creating "works of art".   Jamie is not far behind!

I've been making jewelry for over 10 years now and I still enjoy creating little "works of art" for others to wear.   I love the process of finding the beads and dreaming what they will become.   There are such a large variety of beads available today so you will always find a wide range of materials used in my jewelry.   My style is simple elegance and also a little funky (you have to have something to wear with those everyday khakis!).   I have a big weakness for handmade glass beads created by artists throughout the United States, so you will find a lot of unique one of a kind items made just for you.

Thank you for visiting my website!   I hope you enjoy looking around and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.   I would love to hear from you!  Joan@joanlabue.com

A big, big, big THANK YOU to my husband John for creating this website and putting up with me during the process!