CJyummies

CJ Yummies by Cathy Jenkins Color-Splashed Fused Glass

Charleston, South Carolina

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Announcement    Cathy Jenkins creates kiln-formed art glass named YUMMIES™ in delicious, mouthwatering colors. The CJ Yummies collection includes unique, handcrafted dishes, plates, bowls, candleholders, belt buckles, jewelry, and more! Custom orders are welcome.

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Last updated on Apr 10, 2018

Cathy Jenkins creates kiln-formed art glass named YUMMIES™ in delicious, mouthwatering colors. The CJ Yummies collection includes unique, handcrafted dishes, plates, bowls, candleholders, belt buckles, jewelry, and more! Custom orders are welcome.

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About CJyummies

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A Love Affair with Color

I love color! It makes me happy! I have always surrounded myself with brightly-colored things, from boho clothes, eclectic furnishings and eye-catching accessories to colorful personalities and an abundance of sunshine. I tend to shy away from neutral even though I’m a self-described introvert.

My love affair with glass began in spring of 2006 when I stumbled upon a fused glass display in a shop window. I literally stopped in my tracks as I was jogging by a neighborhood shop early in the morning. You might say it was love at first sight!

The seemingly endless selection of colorful glass in this small business enchanted me. The shop offered classes on making fused glass plates and pendants, so I signed up for a couple lessons. I was instantly hooked!

Kiln-formed glass became the perfect marriage of my passion for color and my burning desire to always have the perfect accessory for any outfit.

Soon I found myself creating batches of fused glass pendants and booking extra studio time for my newfound love. Excited by my handcrafted jewelry, I shared a few with family and close friends. It wasn't long before the hobby became a small business as friends of friends, co-workers, and neighbors were gobbling up my pendants and plates at home shows.

When someone said my glass looked good enough to eat, the "yummies" brand was born. Since I started CJ Yummies, I have sold hundreds of fused glass pendants aka yummies, as well as other jewelry items, accessories, and home decor.

Prior to the birth of CJ Yummies, I enjoyed a career in public relations. In 1985 when big-do's were the thing and "dress for success" was the business mantra, I graduated from University of Georgia with a journalism degree. After graduation I lived in Atlanta and worked at advertising agencies and PR firms before I settled down in Charleston, SC, with my husband, a native Charlestonian.

For over a decade I coordinated public relations for Drayton Hall, a historic 18th century plantation house in Charleston. I did a little consulting work following Drayton Hall, all the while doing the power-mom dance of juggling a family of four and a full-time career, which was anything but 9 to 5.

Yummies can be found in personal collections in United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Europe, Brazil, and the Middle East. Follow CJyummies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

I am so happy to have found a way to share my love for color with the world! I hope my art brightens your day and leaves a smile on your face.
Enjoy!
Cathy

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  • Cathy Jenkins

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Cathy Jenkins is Charleston’s one and only Yummie-maker. She designs and handcrafts each fused glass item in her home-based workshop. Today’s hottest colors and nature’s vibrant flora serve as her inspiration. No two Yummies are alike.

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