- Fine Jewelry-
Metal clay products have given me the ability to hand fabricate one-of-a-kind textural pieces that I sometimes combine with gemstones.I work in both silver and bronze and my style varies some as I experiment with different techniques. I’m particularly fond of geometric shapes reminiscent of the Art Deco period but also love my open work and floral pieces. Lately I have been creating silver pieces that are heavily oxidized with some details accented in 22K gold overlay. I've also been experimenting with enamels.
Jansjems began in 2006 when I signed up for courses in geology and gemology and obtained a small collection of faceted gemstones. The early stages of my career focused on the use of genuine gemstone beads and precious metals to create designs for family and friends. The challenge of working with combinations of colors and textures quickly roped me in as well as the budding artists that are my own precious gems – my two daughters.
Over these last ten years the obsession to create unique wearable art has now evolved into two distinct jewelry collections: I.) handmade fine silver and bronze embellished with genuine gemstones and 2.) steampunk jewelry comprised of upcycled and vintage materials.
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