My journey began when I went on a hiking tour to Italy. I was immediately in love with the country! In one of the little Italian towns we hiked through I found a string of Venetian beads which would change my life. I returned home and opened a bead store that specialized in Italian Beads and beautiful Italian Mesh Ribbons! These were amazing years for me as I grew my business and made life long friends who were always there supporting my dream.
Over the years of teaching jewelry making in our store I grew to love the beauty of silver and taught myself about hand crafting silver jewelry. I love sawing, etching, embossing, and soldering silver. I love to bring the silver to life by creating a picture, a place, or a feeling. It was time for another change and I am excited about this new website Jannell Jewelry Designs where I can further pursue my passions. Change also brings excitement, enthusiasm and growth. I'm thrilled to be developing new Jewelry and Jewelry Collections. I love to learn and create and I'm really happy to be able to do this!
At Jannell Jewelry Designs my hope is to make jewelry that will touch someone and bring them happiness. I believe that jewelry is an expression of each person's uniqueness. When you wear jewelry that speaks to your heart it will help you feel confident, beautiful, and amazing. Jewelry also connects us to family, friends and loved ones. I hope you enjoy exploring our jewelry collections!
Gary and I live in the mountains in Truckee, near Lake Tahoe and love the endless beauty and the opportunity to live in a small supportive community. We often say our philosophy is to work hard - play hard. I love paddle boarding and Gary is addicted to golf. We have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren and feel truly blessed!