Jane's Profile

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I originally joined ETSY to market jewelry I design and make because I love the atmosphere on this site. With the upsurge in beading supplies on ETSY I will be adding more beads/cabs/findings. I already have an established bead store on eBay and more information on that is in my shipping/additional policies section on each listing.
I started designing fine beaded jewelry in the early 80’s and also owned a bead store and art gallery for 6 years in Port Townsend in the first stages of the bead renaissance of the early 90’s. I sold my own designs as well as supplies, taught beading and had a mail order catalogue. My work has been shown at many high-end juried art fairs, the Burke Museum in Seattle, and other venues.
Life changed for me in the mid 90’s and I pursued other work, other lifestyles. I have worked as an accountant, bookkeeper and talent manager in the film industry during the ensuing…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 21
  • Joined August 22, 2008

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Beads and Cabochons, Trade Beads, Gemstones, Gemstone Beads, Vintage Beads, Metal and Glass seed beads, Pearls, Sterling, Gold, Copper, anything natural and beautiful whether rough or refined

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Jane's Beads and Arts

About

I originally joined ETSY to market jewelry I design and make because I love the atmosphere on this site. With the upsurge in beading supplies on ETSY I will be adding more beads/cabs/findings. I already have an established bead store on eBay and more information on that is in my shipping/additional policies section on each listing.
I started designing fine beaded jewelry in the early 80’s and also owned a bead store and art gallery for 6 years in Port Townsend in the first stages of the bead renaissance of the early 90’s. I sold my own designs as well as supplies, taught beading and had a mail order catalogue. My work has been shown at many high-end juried art fairs, the Burke Museum in Seattle, and other venues.
Life changed for me in the mid 90’s and I pursued other work, other lifestyles. I have worked as an accountant, bookkeeper and talent manager in the film industry during the ensuing years. I raised two beautiful sons whom I adore. I migrated from the Pacific NW, where I had spent all of my life (other than travel), to the Southwest US in 2003 (LA, Vegas, Tucson).
After a long hiatus, always collecting/designing but working in other areas, I rekindled my passion for beads, jewelry and the arts. I also moved fulltime to Tucson, AZ in 2012, the perfect location to procure and distribute beads and stones, as well as an inspiring design environment. I love designing, writing, music, film, nature and any things/ideas that are modern and progressive, healing oriented, spiritual or green living oriented. Am open to questions, friendships,and links to related interests.
Its a pleasure to be a part of the ETSY community.

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