Jan Schwab Huling was born in Chicago and raised in St. Louis. After earning a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the Kansas City Art Institute her career began with Hallmark Cards. She then migrated to New York working as a product designer, children’s book author and now beadist.

The spectrum of Jan’s beadwork is diverse, from the very first beaded kazoo, to whole table tops. She’ll transform just about any object into a dreamy piece of ornamental luxury. Sorry Mr. Van der Roe, less just isn’t more when we are talking about the scintillating qualities of Jan’s beadwork. She’s not a nudist nor even a Buddhist, Jan is a BEADIST practicing a labor of love within her studio across New York’s great Hudson River in Hoboken.