Dana M. Jansen

Jewelry
Sculptin Claire Guest
20 Cornwall Street NE Leesburg VA 20176
Waterford/Leesburg, Stop #16

Rose quartz pendant wrapped in 20 gauge and 26 gauge .925 sterling silver wire. 2016.
Rose quartz pendant wrapped in 20 gauge and 26 gauge .925 sterling silver wire. 2016.

Artist Statement

I create handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry using different sizes of sterling silver wire to frame and enhance the best features of natural cut and polished stones. I do not use glue or solder. Each piece is held together by the design of the wire wrap frame and the embellishments. My work continues to evolve into new and different designs using only wire.

I design each piece according to the flow and personality of the stone. I may start wrapping a piece with a specific concept in mind but it may evolve into something very different. It's like I'm writing a story about the piece — there is a beginning, a middle, and an end. There are times when I get "writer's block" and can't see the ending. That's when I set the piece aside and start on another. Eventually the blinding light bulb of inspiration goes off in my head and the ending becomes obvious. That may take days, weeks or months.

Argentium silver wire woven cuff bracelet. 2016.
Argentium silver wire woven cuff bracelet. 2016.
.999 fine silver woven bracelet. 2016.
.999 fine silver woven bracelet. 2016.
Red tiger's eye wire wrapped with 14K rose gold and sterling silver with an 18 inch 14K rose gold viking knit necklace. 2016.
Red tiger's eye wire wrapped with 14K rose gold and sterling silver with an 18 inch 14K rose gold viking knit necklace. 2016.
18 inch viking knit necklace, sterling silver 22 gauge wire. 2016.
18 inch viking knit necklace, sterling silver 22 gauge wire. 2016.
.999 fine silver woven torc. 2016.
.999 fine silver woven torc. 2016.
18 inch Viking knit necklace, sterling silver 22 gauge wire. 2016.
18 inch Viking knit necklace, sterling silver 22 gauge wire. 2016.
Bloodstone wrapped in 18 gauge sterling silver wire. 2016.
Bloodstone wrapped in 18 gauge sterling silver wire. 2016.
18 inch viking knit necklace, sterling silver 22 gauge wire. 2016.
18 inch viking knit necklace, sterling silver 22 gauge wire. 2016.
Bloodstone wrapped in 18 gauge sterling silver wire. 2016.
Bloodstone wrapped in 18 gauge sterling silver wire. 2016.

Offering on tour: Pendants, earrings, and bracelets made from sterling silver or copper wire and semi-precious stones. Demostrations.

Waterford/Leesburg Stop #16

Visit Dana M. Jansen at Sculptin Claire
North on North King Street (Business Route 15) in downtown Leesburg, turn right on Cornwall Street. The studio is on the left just before Church Street. Park in Pennington Lot.