Janice Hagey-Schmidt's Profile

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The love of handmade has always been a part of my life. As a child, I loved to make things, paint and put small little things together my mother tells me. I would spend hours in the library looking at craft techniques and frequented many craft fairs, buying unique gifts for myself and others. (I still do)

As an adult I went into graphic design, because back then, it too was a field that used your hands for cut and paste, building mock-ups and coming up with fun creative ways to package and promote a product.

With a solid career in the graphic design field, I ventured out in fits and starts into craft, always just as a hobby. Oscillating between pottery, beadwork and metalwork while pursuing a studio art degree in the evening and working as a graphic designer in the day.

I find myself now at…

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  • Joined February 3, 2008

Favorite materials

paper, metal, paint, wood, clay, felt

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janiceartjewelry
handmade jewelry in recycled precious metals

About

The love of handmade has always been a part of my life. As a child, I loved to make things, paint and put small little things together my mother tells me. I would spend hours in the library looking at craft techniques and frequented many craft fairs, buying unique gifts for myself and others. (I still do)

As an adult I went into graphic design, because back then, it too was a field that used your hands for cut and paste, building mock-ups and coming up with fun creative ways to package and promote a product.

With a solid career in the graphic design field, I ventured out in fits and starts into craft, always just as a hobby. Oscillating between pottery, beadwork and metalwork while pursuing a studio art degree in the evening and working as a graphic designer in the day.

I find myself now at crossroads with the two paths of graphic design and craft but not being able to choose between the two, so I have chosen to combine the two into most of what you will find in my metalwork, using the tools of graphic design and the ancient techniques of metalsmithing.

When not in my studio, I freelance as a graphic designer. I have always said that graphics is my career, but the last year has shown me that the path is changing and it is a road that I have always been on.

www.janiceartjewelry.com (currently under construction)
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www.janiceartjewelry.wordpress.com

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