Carol Stroud is a Level I and Level II Certified PMC Jewelry Artisan living outside Memphis, Tennessee. After certification in 2004 and 2005 Carol began designing her own visual testimony jewelry. She purchased a jewelry kiln to fire her creations and soon after approached the Continuing Education Director at The University of Mississippi-DeSoto and Northwest Mississippi Community College. Her Beginning Jewelry Workshops were well attended providing students in the area with personal adornment or gifts.

Several years of creating sample pieces for class demonstrations became submissions to local Art Council shows. Her participation as a volunteer and instructor with DeSoto Arts Council and Sycamore Arts Council gave Carol the opportunity to encourage more students and clients in their creativity.