Jane Forkum Jewelry
My work is a compilation of sterling and copper, with gemstones and other natural materials, including freshwater pearls, leather, and shell. My jewelry is designed and made to be classic and traditional. I work to create pieces that can be worn for a lifetime. My jewelry is all about the stones. I rarely meet a stone I don’t like, I’ve been collecting for years, and I have enough stones in my studio to open a store. Each year I attend a week long class with the goal of expanding my skills and thus, my designs. Right now, I’m in a turquoise-obsessed phase, and I’ve been collecting quite an array of mostly American southwest stones. I make rings, pendants, bracelets, and use both soldered and wire wrapped joinery to complete my pieces.