Janet has always enjoyed creating.  She blew through reams of paper drawing people and animals when she was young. A neighbor taught her to paint with oils. Later she moved on to watercolors and acrylics, so she could expand her artistic style and experiment with the opportunities afforded by different media.

Janet noticed gemstones and minerals about 15 years ago.  She was amazed at their complexity and variety. She felt that the complexity and variety bring the stones to life.

Janet took gemology courses so that she could identify these beautiful stones. The courses led her to make jewelry.

She has always appreciated the artistic value of jewelry, especially the more unusual metals, and minerals.