4 His Glory Creations by CJ

Some people talk about creativity and passion, while others live it! Such is so true about CJ Bauschka who is the sole caregiver of her mother as well as wife and mother of eight children as well as Grammy to four grandchildren! She is passionate about her family and loves to make large meals to feed her hungry boys. Even with all that family, CJ has become a full time artist and instructor who has been featured in some hot shot places.

CJ was an art lover from an early age.She recalls a time in first grade, looking through a book of 17th and 18th century artists and becoming so enthralled that all thoughts of class were gone.She pursued her budding creative streak by using the sketch pads that her parents happily supplied and learning to sew Barbie clothes from her grandmother.CJ is convinced that she would have loved school much more if she would have been allowed to just take art classes…and to this day thanks her art teachers for their encouragement.

CJ, like so many of us artists out there, has dabbled in any number of mediums including tole painting, crocheting, sewing, knitting, felting, oil painting, drawing, scrapbooking, card making, dolls and teddy bears, and more!After all of that, she found what really gets her heart racing…beads! CJ once bought a book of Native American beadweaving and began collecting all kids of beads with high hopes of learning to use them. After flipping through magazines and seeing others creations, she decided that if they could do it so could she and she set out to teach herself everything she could about her newfound passion. I’m sure that many can relate to her feeling of pure happiness and excitement when she steps into a bead store.

CJ began her business, 4 His Glory Creations by CJ in 1999. She made angel pins that represented various jobs. She has to laugh when she sees all her carefully chosen components for those pins are now considered vintage!   She grew in her business and began selling at craft shows, farmers markets, art fairs, and to friends and family.

Now that CJ is an accomplished beader, she passes her love of the art along to others in the form of teaching others as well as submitting patterns to bead magazines. In June 2009, CJ’s piece Eye of the Twister was published in Bead and Button Magazine. Later, in June 2010, Bead and Button published her design entitled Mirror Mirror. Just to add to the fun, that same year the hard bound book, Volume 5, came out and CJ’s piece, Eye of the Twister made the cover! In July 2010 she was published in Bead Trends for her design titled Lady Adaline and she has another publication coming out in October of this year.

CJ is even more than a wife, daughter, mother, and extremely talented bead artist; she is also generous. CJ believes that her talent is God given and that she needs to pass her blessings along to others. In order to do this, CJ gives a portion of her sales to a local non-profit and founded a ministry in her community to help provide groceries to families in need.

Are you ready to see more from this talented artisan?Well, you can find her on the HandmadeArtistsShop or on her personal website as well as her blog and FaceBook

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