New face at Bead&Button!

Posted by Julia Gerlach
on Friday, August 15, 2014

Cassie Donlen – the newest associate editor at Bead&Button

You may have noticed the announcement that Bead&Button is hiring. Unfortunately, we’re not adding staff, rather we’re replacing Jane Cruz who decided to take a different job. We miss Jane but wish her happiness in her new endeavors. And now, after six weeks of searching, I’m delighted to introduce our newest associate editor, Cassie Donlen.

Cassie has been working as an independent artist within the beading community for the past 12 years, making and selling lampwork beads and jewelry for her business, The Glass Beadle. She has also written several how-to tutorials for beading publications, including Bead&Button, and developed and appeared in jewelry-making videos.

Cassie, along with her husband and three sons, recently moved to the Milwaukee area from St. Louis. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for Abbot Laboratories prior to starting her family and later discovering beads and lampworking.

We are happy to have Cassie on our team! Please email her at to say hello!


P.S. We will soon have another staff vacancy as Associate Editor Stacy Werkheiser is moving out of the area. If you or someone you know would be interested in the position, please see the job posting.


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