Jan Ketza American Artist
Jan Ketza         American Artist

Jewelry Designs 

For 20 years I have been creating "One of a Kind Jewelry" on Historic Main Street Galena in my shop called Galena Beads ~ "Serving Creativity". Here is a sample of what I love to create, all by hand, one bead at a time. My shop was voted "One of the Best Bead Stores in America" by Stringing Magazine. Fortunate to have been chosen to be the cover art for several bead magazines over the past years. The same art principles I have in painting I apply to my Jewelry work so you will see my constant theme of color.

Feburary 2014 I closed Galena Beads to pursue my painting career for I have become much more than just a bead store. Now I concentrate on beautiful works of art in jewelry design creating "Statment Necklaces" and "Objects of Desire."


From The Earth

A Crystal Cluster is hand wrapped in a Brass Filligree

then raw Turquoise is strung next to clear Rock Crystal

enhancing the energy of this necklace. 


A Owl Wisdom element is featured upon a geode slice with

Turquoise, Tiger Eye, and Rock Crystal.


Shell is carved into an abstract shape then dipped into a gold titanium bath edging the pendant with organic beauty

Bohemian Inspired Jewelry 


One of a kind beads no two the same are hand wrapped and linked in this multi strand layered necklace.

Carnelian, Turquoise, Red Coral, Jasper, Agate, Amber, 

are just of few of the unusual colorplay in this design.


A Boho Glam look is achived with a Vintage crocheted top.

I search for Incredible Stones


Purple Fire Agate strung with Freshwater Pearls, 

Silver Spacers, Czech Art Glass and Swarovski

Crystals create an extrodinary colorful statement 


The Purple Fire Agate was an incredible find and

instantly knew what I could create with these

never seen again stones.


How to Find Us

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Made in Galena Jewelry at:


225 S. Main St.

Galena, IL



116 N. Main St.

Galena, IL 

Jan Ketza

Galena Illinois Artist


Working Studio at:

Galena Center for the Arts

Studio 13

219 Summit St.

Galena IL 61026


Phone: +1 563-581-6225

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Jan Ketza Galena IL Artist.


Email: janketza@gmail.com

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