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Why I teach.

Jane's Notes for Blog

This thank you note surfaced in my papers this week.

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WERKSTATT is busy for the holidays

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Here I am busy working away in WERKSTATT.  What a joy it is to be able to work at home, anytime I want/need to.  Remember you could always get some jewelry repaired as a holiday gift as well. However, you have to be able to sneak the piece out of the house undetected. That could be tricky.  Gift certificates are available for jewelry, classes or repairs.  I also would happily rework a piece of jewelry to turn it into something new and treasured.

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With plenty of firewood stacked WERKSTATT is cozy for classes and for me to work as well.  The wood stove keeps the chill at away.

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Vermont Weddings website

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I am so thrilled to be included on the Vermont Weddings website.  What a great opportunity to be included in a site that connects couples to event planners, rings, dresses, caterers, florists, linens, musicians and so much more.  If you know anyone getting married soon please be sure to pass along the site to them.

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Design collaboration/Thank you CB Sacks.

CB Sacks totes, clutches and other accessories are here at last!

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Our first production run of 180 totes, in two sizes and two styles, are for sale this weekend, along with clutches and earrings, also made from upcycled coffee sacks and leather. The totes and clutches are now on display on our website — www.cbsacks.com — and you can purchase them on line now.

As always, 5% of every sale is invested in food security projects in coffee farming communities. Scroll down to learn more about our social mission.

Each pair of earrings is made from our signature leather and burlap coffee sacks, and they come in a wide range of colors and textures. At the Stowe Foliage festival, we’ll also introduce the results of a design collaboration between CB Sacks and Burlington-based jeweler, Jane Frank, featuring a sterling silver bezel that frames the leather / burlap pieces forming a stunning partnership between fine metal and textile. Thank you for your incredible design expertise Jane!

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submission photos for Where Women Create

 

 

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inspiration

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workspace

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my daughter helping in werkstatt

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solder station & tools

Please follow my instagram profile jf_werkstatt.  I am trying to show more of my creative process and inspirations.

 

photos by Lisa Lillibridge

http://lllillibridge.wordpress.com/

 

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September 19, 2014 · 1:48 pm

a mini sculpture and a former student

I met a former student of mine who is an artist in many ways. His name is Brian and he came up with a miniature sterling sculpture. He came to Werkstatt with his concept drawn on a pizza box and a cube hamatite. We reconstructed the sketch in sterling. It’s a silver landscape with a four leg holder for his hamatite. Pretty cool to see him again. He also works on large scale projects for for the well known Vermont sculptor David Strohmeyer. Here is a picture of what he created.

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This is the link to David’s site.
http://www.davidstromeyer.com/outdoor-sculpture.html

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Burlington Free Press Article about Werkstatt

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/life/2014/07/19/old-north-end-jeweler-crafts-magical-backyard-studio/12856307/

 

I had a great time with Sally Pollack of  The Burlington Free Press when we did the interview. Check out her article in today’s paper.

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WERKSTATT gets a cosmetic lift…

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I decided to invest in siding which got finished yesterday. Right now I am painting already for hours in very warm weather and I am super happy about this cosmetic big decision for WERKSTATT. I hope I get as far as possible before Germany-Argentina game with friends this afternoon. Go Germany!!!

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Precious Metal Clay Class July 12th & 13th

pmc class invite werkstatt for Jane Frank

what to expect from Jane Franks pmc class

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First Ring Ever

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Recent 8th graduate Willa really loved making this ring.

“Watching silver flow is really cool. I now have a lot of ideas about other pieces I could create as well.  I want to work more on this. My idea is to put four more silver beads on in the ring in varying sizes to represent my family.”

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