Janice graduated from the College of Art in Belfast in 1989 and launched her business Pageant Jewellery in 1990.

 She lives in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, working from a studio at her home. Janice creates her jewellery and embroideries using a combination of hand beading and machine stitching. A sewing machine is used to build up interwoven layers of stitch forming the designs which are worked onto either vanishing muslin or dissolvable fabric. Fine beads are then hand stitched to the jewellery creating a rich and decorative finish. Her influences include The Book of Kells, Heraldry, Elizabethan costume and Persian Kilims.