John 1:3 speaks of the logos.
All things came into being through him, and apart from him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.v3
There is no mention of Jesus until V14 as the son of God.
...the only son from the Father...
As Jesus is not mentioned by name in the early verses until v14. Then John, in v3, is not talking about Jesus. To use 'logos' and 'Jesus' interchangeably in this context is eisegetical. John is quite specifically speaking of the word, which will become Jesus.
When did the logos become flesh/Jesus? When Jesus was born.
When was Jesus born? ~4BC, through Mary.
Clearly then, Jesus is NOT the one in the beginning. The person of Jesus cannot be this one 'in the beginning' as he was not yet born. Whatever the 'beginning' means, John has ruled out Jesus being there.
And the word became flesh and dwelt among us. And we beheld his glory, a glory as of an only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.v14
John here is linking the 'word becoming flesh', with, 'and dwelt among us'. They should not be separated. Further linking the event of Jesus birth with those who dwelt with him and beheld his glory. (See Note 1 regarding this glory)
Clearly then, John is not saying that Jesus is the Creator. God is the Creator and made all through His logos/word - which is not Jesus - not until Jesus is born.
God is credited with creation in Mark 10:6, 13:19, Matt 19:4. There are several other passages where Jesus confirms he has a God - this same God that created. If we plainly see God being the Creator, then the logos is not the Creator as the logos was with God and the means through which it was done. (Even if we force Jesus to be in the beginning, being with God is not then the Creator.)
Another passage sheds light on this logos of God.
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— 2 and the life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was revealed to us— 3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. 1 John 1:1-3
This categorically states nothing about a 'person' called logos. It is a what, (or a which in some Bibles) and clearly not a person. But the inanimate logos of God, His word, will and purpose.
What they say is revealed to them - that they touched and saw is Jesus who is the logos now enfleshed as a man - their Lord and Saviour with whom they have fellowship. No one fellowships with the logos, but with the logos made flesh, yes, with Jesus.
Rev 19:13 Jesus is given the title of 'the word of God'. "...His name is called The Word of God..."
Jesus IS the embodiment of God's word, intent and purpose - in bringing many sons to glory.(Heb 2:10)
We are not at liberty to assume that logos and Jesus are interchangeable. The timeline is important. The logos is 'at the beginning', Jesus is not. After Jesus' birth, he IS the logos and the logos (God's will, word) IS represented in Jesus.
For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit... and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart
This is the logos again - no mention of Jesus, but we see the representation in the judging which God has given Jesus the authority to do.
"For He (God) has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the man (Jesus) He (God) has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” Acts 17:31
And, the following verse shows us that God still has a word which He delivers through Jesus. While Jesus is the logos - representing God's will, God the Father still has things to say which Jesus - as the logos, does not have on his own.
Rev 1:1 The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him...
If as some suggest the logos IS God (by ignoring the with God of John 1:1) - i.e. immortal, ever-living, cannot be tempted etc, then this figure cannot be tempted, sin or die. If such a logos became flesh and died - this cannot be God - who cannot be tempted, sin or die! Scripture confirms this truth abundantly.
If we choose to entertain ideas outside of scripture, that is another matter and irrelevant to this question.
Does John 1:3 identify Jesus Christ as the creator? No, he does not.
Using texts such as:
Col 1:16 - all things have been created through Him and unto Him.
Heb 1:2 - But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.
shows the fragility of the 'Jesus is creator' premise as they are used out of context or reliant on biased translations. (imagine Jesus being appointed heir - if he made everything)
What glory? The glory of God? No man can have the glory of God, but Jesus had some of God's glory as His special son.
Jesus was born without sin and the default severance from God all men since Adam have experienced. As a man, he represented his Father's nature in every way. Yet as we are told, he had to become perfect or complete before he could fulfill his role as the Lamb.
Heb 2:10 For it was fitting to Him (God), for whom are all things and by whom are all things, having brought many sons to glory, to make perfect the author (Jesus) of their salvation through sufferings.
Hebrews 5:9 And having been made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.
Jesus was full of glory because he exhibited the ways of God - as a man he was selfless, humble, loving, sacrificial, wise, gracious, truthful, dependable, kind, faithful... so that if people saw And knew Jesus, they would also know the Father who sent him.