Joy From The Heart is a small company based in Lake Elmo, MN.
Jeanine Huot creates uniquely, beautiful fused glass and crystal jewelry.
The Business was established in 2002, and has been growing ever since.
"I have been making jewelry and sun catchers since 2002. It all started when I received a sun catcher as a gift. It meant so much to me and I wanted to bring that enjoyment to others. I started with making the sun catchers and soon friends were encouraging me to make jewelry. Creating the Guardian Angel sun catcher and hearing from the customers about how they are enjoyed means a lot to me.
The year 2003 brought new inspiration to my work. For the first time, I went to the Tucson bead, gem and mineral show. Talk about overwhelming! It was there that I saw some truly inspiring artist beads. It wasn’t long before I was reading about how to make glass beads.
It took me about 1 year to build the courage to start playing with the torch. It is so fascinating to watch what the glass does in and out of the flame. When you put it into the kiln to anneal, you’re not sure how it will come out.
Soon after starting the bead making, I became amazed with glass fusing. This process is truly one where, when I open the kiln I am surprised at what I have created. I use a lot of dichroic glass in my glass fusing. It is such a fascinating glass in the light. It is a glass that pictures do not do it justice.
It is important to me to create great pieces that everyone will love. Unique pieces that you cannot find anywhere else. It is my goal to send the customer home with a product that will put a smile on their face each time they look at it." ~Jeanine Huot