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."
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
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.
Made in Galena Jewelry at:
225 S. Main St.
116 N. Main St.
Galena Illinois Artist
Working Studio at:
Galena Center for the Arts
219 Summit St.
Galena IL 61026
Phone: +1 563-581-6225
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Jan Ketza Galena IL Artist.
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