Pearl and Silver Jewellery
She is also trained to advanced standard in pearl knotting and bead threading and is pleased to undertake knotting and threading or re-threading commissions.
Janis is keen to share her knowledge with others and enjoys giving talks and running courses in bead and pearl threading and knotting. She has previously run courses for the Jewellery and Allied Industries Training Council, the Women’s Institute and other adult groups.
Handmade Miniature Teddies
Janis is also an Associate member with her secondary craft.
She began collecting teddy bear many years ago. A keen needlewoman, she decided to try her hand at designing patterns for, and making, miniature teddy bears.
Her teddies are between 2” and 6” tall, made from various fabrics, but mostly mohair or plush and have onyx bead eyes and thread joints. She is influenced by traditional bears, particularly those made by Steiff, and delights in giving them individual expressions and characters, often with hand-made accessories.
I am happy to undertake commissions and make special occasion bears, for example: graduations and Christenings.
Tel. 01905 831481
Mob: 07702 579777