Janet Burt's Profile
My inspiration for designing jewelry started when I had a vision of different unique styles of jewelry from all over the world. Growing up in Iran, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Tanzania, where being surrounded by the different colors, beads, and materials, were all unique in their own way.
I always had loved turquoise and the southwestern style of jewelry. Upon moving to Arizona 3 years ago, after a lot of soul searching I decided to take the plunge and see if this is what I really wanted to do. Started out very slow, teaching myself with the help of many books. Before long, I realized that this was exactly what I was looking for to fulfill my artistic urge.
Many different styles were incorporated from the countries I have lived in. For example, living in Iran I noticed that they always mixed gold with their turquoise and it looked so rich in color, so I started to make my turquoise with gold beads.
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- Born on July 16
- Joined March 10, 2010