Friday, July 20, 2018

Teaching the ART of Jewelry Design

For over twelve years now CJ Bauschka, (me) has had the awesome opportunity to share my love for the art of bead weaving and jewelry design.  Over these past twelve years I've met and enjoyed working with a variety of people and personalities.  Some of my students pick-up stitches quickly, while others need more attention. It's amazing to work with all these differences.  To adapt to the learning styles and the creativity of some, and the lack of creativity of others.  Some students have a natural eye for color and design, while other students want step by step instructions.  Thankfully the way I've taught over the years has given each student the freedom to work at their own pace, working on the style and type of jewelry they prefer.  My class is called Bead Therapy and it has proven to be a place where we can come together and share our love for beading and also encourage each other. We share our lives like a little family.  I truly am blessed by all those who have been a part of these beady adventures over the years. I'm excited for future students to join us. 
If you live near or around Adrian, Michigan come join us at Hobby Lobby 1357 S Main Street.
Classes are on Monday's by appointment 11am-2pm
Wednesday's 11am-2pm and Saturday's by appointment 11am-2pm
cost: $20.00  supplies are not included.  Contact CJ @
Come and get started on creating that perfect gift for any occasion.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bead Soup Bead Hoarders Edition         Reveal

I really love every bead that my partner April Grinaway sent me.  I love all the beautiful colors she chose for me.  Funny that she chose blues, as that is a color I hardly ever use in my work.
I really wish my pictures were better, it was a challenge trying to take pictures, because of the length of my necklace.
Thank-you April for being my partner, and thank-you for sending me your beautiful work. Can't wait to see what you made!!!

Lori Anderson :: Hostess

Friday, March 3, 2017

Bead Soup Bead Hoarders Edition 

  • My beautiful bead soup, thank-you April

Bead Soup Blog Party

Hey all, so excited to have an awesome opportunity to participate in the 
Bead Soup Blog Party Bead Hoarders Edition!!!
This is so much fun!
Can't wait to see all the amazing works of wearable art! 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Flirty Flower

Lovely wire wrapped Swarovski crystal vintja flower pendant. Hung on organza ribbon. By CJ Bauschka 

Friday, January 22, 2016


Hi there, well it's been a long while since my last blog post. To be honest, not the greatest at this sort of thing!!!
Thought I'd give it a whirl once more. So many things going on in my life right now, and well, just taking everyday one at a time. 
I'm staying busy creating new designs everyday.  Trying to force myself to write the patterns down as I create them.  Just in case one could go farther, like being published.  It's been a while since I've submitted any of my work.  Feeling like it's time to stop wasting time and get back to doing what I love so much.  I am still teaching Bead Therapy Classes, three days a week, trying to build an interest in my community.  There are no more bead stores in our area, so that's sad.  I posted a picture with this article, called Flight.  I'm hoping it will inspire me to just take flight in some new directions, putting myself out here in the world wide web, so those who love one of a kind hand crafted artisan jewelry can find me. So I can share what my hands have created, and inspire new designers, or those who are interested in learning. Love to you all, CJ