Janet is an accomplished metal artist, jeweler, and author. She is a Finalist Winner in the prestigious 2015 Saul Bell Completion. She was the winner of 2004 Craft Houston Contemporary Art competition. Her work shown in the El Paso Museum of Fine Art, Wichita Falls Museum, and the Houston Contemporary Art Museum. Her work is published in several books and magazines including on the cover of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist; The Gemmys 2015, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay in Color, American Craft Magazine, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay 101 for Beaders, and in New Directions: Powder Metallurgy in a Sheet Metal World.
She also is an author of many online tutorials, magazines, and books.
She has over 40 years’ experience in jewelry metal arts as a bench jeweler, designer, and instructor. Janet is a National Jewelry Instructor teaching at conventions, and bead shows including Bead & Button, JOGS – Tucson, Interweave Bead Fest, Adorn Me, and Art Unraveled - Houston.
While appearing on HGTV Crafters Coast to Coast and That’s Clever demonstrating she demonstrated the process of lost wax casting and wax carving techniques.
Janet has a BFA in Metals from the University of North Texas and has studied metal working with several Master Jewelers. She has GIA certification in diamond grading and stone setting.