Friday, March 5, 2010

Hafteam Artist "Jewelry by Janelle"

Janelle of "Jewelry by Janelle" is a fellow Floridian and Hafteam member and an amazingly talented woman.

Like so many of us, she found it difficult to find exactly the right kind of jewelry for herself and started playing around with scraps of wood. Not just ordinary wood, but exotic American burled woods. What started out as an idea of making pieces for herself quickly became a passion that has turned into a full fledged business that has expanded to include foreign exotic wood as well.

Janelle's shop boasts a wide variety of jewelry using gemstones, Swarovski crystal, all kinds of beads and there is even a selection of vintage. There is definitely something for everyone.

This stunning Zebrawood (just the name sounds exotic) was made into a donut shaped pendant which can be hung on a sheer black or brown ribbon. I just love the contrast between the hard woods and the softness of the ribbon.

This pandora bead is aptly name "Apple Pie Spice" because of it's yummy colors with the buttery yellow, pumpkin orange and carmel. The center has been cored with 925 sterling silver and a 925 sterling silver snake chain has been added.

You can visit Janelle's blog at


MakinTheBestOfIt said...

Wonderful work! I love her woods and had no idea the variety of colors. Great post about a sweet person.

DreamBubbles said...

Fantastic feature about a wonderful artist! Keep up the great work :)

trusk4u said...

Great feature and I love the pieces you showcased!

jewelrybyjanelle50 said...

Thank you Christine for a lovely blog post about me and my jewelry.

Thanks to everyone for their kind comments!

jewelry by NaLa said...

Jan's stuff is gorgeous.