Using a single needle and tiny beads, I explore the characteristics and push the possibilities of basic stitch structures. Each new piece leads to new ‘what if…?'s.  I just love seeing how things go together. My reward is in capturing space and light in a three-dimensional, textural form that is innovative, yet eminently wearable.

Jacqueline Johnson

Selected Bead Exhibitions

Craft Forms 2016, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Threading the Needle Between Modern and Ancient, Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME, summer 2013
Small Works, Mamaroneck Artists' Guild, Larchmont, NY, May 2010
Convergence: Contemporary Jewelry Design with Art Glass Beads
    Ohio Glass Museum, May 2009, Lancaster, OH
    Bead & Button Show, June 2009, Milwaukee, WI
    Coconut Grove Galleries, July 2009, Coconut Grove, FL
Celebrating Beads, Bead Museum, Washington, D.C. 2008
    Third place, Professional, Seed Beads
Bead Dreams 2007, Bead&Button Show, Milwaukee
    Finalist, Seed Bead Wearable
Bead International 2006, The Dairy Barn, traveling 2006-2008
Craft Forms 2005, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Bead International 2004, The Dairy Barn, traveling 2004-2006
Bead Dreams 2004, Bead&Button Show, Milwaukee
    Finalist, Seed Bead
Craft Forms 2003, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Takashimaya-Nihonbashi Exhibition, Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
Bead International 2002, The Dairy Barn, traveling 2002-2004
Bead Dreams 2001, Bead&Button Show, Milwaukee 2001
    Second Place, Finished Jewelry
Beadwork I: Up Close, Loveland Museum and Art Gallery 1998, traveling 1999
Bead Dreams, Future Visions, Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota, 1998

Selected Publications

Stitch Workshop: Peyote Stitch, Kalmbach Books, 2011, pages 88-91
Jewelry Designs with Art Glass Beads, Bead & Button special edition, cover project,
    2010, pages 7-11
Creative Beading, Volume 2, Kalmbach Publishing Company, 2007, pages 151-153
Interlocking Links, Bead&Button, February 2006, pages 62-65
Bead Dreams Collector's Edition, Bead&Button, 2005, page 37
500 Beaded Objects, Lark Books, 2004, pages 107, 149, 153, 170
The Best in Contemporary Beadwork, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, 2002,
    pages 51-52


Carol Duke Artist Award of Excellence 2014, Bellevue Arts Museum, WA.