Dichroic glass is glass which displays two different colors by undergoing a color change in certain lighting conditions.One dichroic material is a modern composite non-translucent glass that is produced by stacking layers of glass and micro-layers of metals or oxides which give the glass shifting colors depending on the angle of view, causing an array of colors to be displayed as an example of thin-film optics. The resulting glass is used for decorative purposes such as stained glass, jewelry and other forms of glass art. The commercial title of "dichroic" can also display three or more colors (trichroic or pleochroic) and even iridescence in some cases.
When I was growing up my mom had a variety of jewelry. I learned from watching her dressing for an event she knew colors and coordinating. When she passed I inherited her jewelry. I took it all apart in 2004 and began making my own designs. That is still my favorite part of beading. My styles vary from wiring necklaces, earrings and bracelets, wire-wrapped cabochons and pendants, medal-lion and fringe bead weaving necklaces and my passion, kumihimu braiding with and without beads.
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Jane graduated from UCLA in 1970, with a bachelor's degree in commercial art. After a short stint in commercial art, Jane started her family of three children. When the youngest entered elementary school, Jane took a position teaching Special Education. She moved to Tucson, AZ, in 1994 with her husband and continued teaching.
Jane retired after 25 years of teaching and returned to her other passion, art. She has taken many instructional classes in jewelry making and began marketing her hand made jewelry under the name Janie's Jewelry, focusing on hand crafted beaded, and woven necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. She has participated in many local craft show and does commissioned special orders.
I grew up surrounded by the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest where I learned to appreciate the beauty of nature and the animals that live among us.
As a professional Barrel Racer I traveled all over our great country for over 20 years. My husband Tom and I fell in love with Arizona in 1994 while I was competing in the turquoise circuit rodeos. We knew then that we would retire in Arizona in the beautiful desert. The wonders of the desert inspired me to recreate natures detailed beauty by using beads, semi precious stones, fine leather and feathers. My favorite creations are beaded amulet bags and medicine bags but I also love making earrings, necklaces, bracelets and beaded feathers. Every one of my creations is infused with love and peace for all.
Hi, I'm Lauri.
My work area is in my home. I worked for 12 years in several mediums. You will find unique jewelry in copper, dichroic glass, string projects, and gourd pieces in my display area in the gallery.