Artist - Jan Salem

Work Available at Amphora
Beaded Jewelry

Artist Statement
I learned soldering and forging in High School and took Metalsmithing from Crissa Hewitt at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. For many years afterwards, I worked as a production jeweler at The Gold Concept, working mostly in gold and sterling silver. I owned my own jewelry and fine craft gallery in San Luis Obispo, and during that time I became interested in color, and began working with Czech and Japanese glass beads. I like the kaleidoscope of patterns and color that develop as I make these very finely beaded earrings and pendants.