My passion for gemstones, metals, and natural materials came to life while studying  Anthropology in college. From many trips to museums and hours spent studying ancient cultures, my interest in the creation of jewelry grew.
In spite of my background, or maybe because of it, I continued my education by taking metalsmithing courses in basic design and construction. I tried my hand working for several fine jewelers. Working every day in design, repair, remounting, pearl stringing; as well as sales and customer service. I loved the experience it gave me. Every day was something new and the variety of jewelry I was exposed to was limitless.
As my family grew, I decided to launch my own line from home. Doing many juried art and craft festivals, and selling to a few select boutiques. Finally, in 2009 Nancy Jane’s Jewelry was launched. I am lucky enough to engage my creativity on a daily basis,  craft something with my own hands and market it in a way that reflects my personality. I continue to challenge myself by taking several new courses every year and continually incorporating new ideas into my line.
I’m not sure who to credit for this quote but love the idea it expresses.
“Jewelry is our personal link between earth and culture, metal and history, nature and art. It takes our form, it holds our marks, it truly interacts with our rhythms and cadences.
In every era, in every land, and in every culture, jewelry touched people. It still does.”