Janice graduated from Belfast College of Art in 1989 and launched her business Pageant Jewellery in 1990.
She lives in Lisburn, County Antrim, working from a studio at her home. Janice creates her jewellery and embroideries using a combination of hand beading and machine stitching. A sewing machine is used to build up interwoven layers of stitch forming the designs which are worked onto either vanishing muslin or dissolvable fabric. Fine beads are then hand stitched to the jewellery creating a rich and decorative finish.
Janice is inspired by a variety of influences including Heraldry, Elizabethan costume and Persian Kilims. The arts and crafts of various cultures have also inspired her while travelling in countries such as India, Morocco and Turkey.
As well as selling her jewellery in the U.K and Ireland, Janice has shown her work in international exhibitions and galleries including venues in Japan, Italy, America, U.A.E. Germany, Finland and Norway.
Local outlets include:-
Spacecraft – Belfast
House of Ireland – City Airport, Belfast
The National Trust – Giants Causeway Visitors Centre, Mount Stewart and Castle Ward
Painted Earth – Newcastle, County Down
Studio visits are by telephone appointment only.