Janine Gibbons' Profile
Throughout my life I have been a bit of a nomad since I was able to leave home. I think that might the inevitable when one grows up on an island in Southeastern Alaska. Jewelry has always been part of my travels. Before I made jewelry, I was a collector of jewelry that reflected the time I spent in certain locations. In my late teens and early twenties, I spent time working on yachts and small cruise ships as a deckhand. I always looked forward to the time when I got into port so that I could look for cool treasures. I only had a bunk to pack my things into, so I preferred small trinkets (jewelry). I wore a uniform, so I could only wear earrings. Necklaces can get stuck in machinery and mooring lines... though now I wear it all.
In the creation of my work, I am often inspired by the grand scale and vibrant colors of my native Southeastern Alaska as well as the beauty of the…
- Born on September 18
- Joined January 20, 2010