Jan & Keith
Jan has a diverse background in the arts including classical piano, painting, textile creations and ultimately, jewelry design. She has been featured in several magazines including Southern Distinction, Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry and Bead and Button magazines. She retired with a thirty-six-year career as a professional educator and now melds her teaching expertise, intuition, and advanced creators of both wire and reclaimed silverware jewelry. Along the way, Jan sparked Keiths interest in jewelry making after he retired from a career in banking and financial services. He enjoys fold forming, forging, metalsmithing and creating jewelry from reclaimed silverware. He now shares her passion and joins her in teaching and inspiring students. In 2016, Keith and Jan worked together to develop the Wrapsody Silver-Wear Bender that is used to form silverware into works of jewelry art without annealing. They live in Winter Garden, FL and teach Wire Jewelry, Silver-Wear Jewelry and Cold Connections at Wrapsody Jewelry Studio, the Winter Garden Arts Association, Crealde School of Art, and The Florida Society of Goldsmiths among other Central Florida locations.