About Janet Alexander
Janet is an accomplished metal artist, jeweler, and author. She is a Finalist Winner in the prestigious 2015 Saul Bell Completion. She was the winner of 2004 Craft Houston Contemporary Art competition. Her work shown in the El Paso Museum of Fine Art, Wichita Falls Museum, and the Houston Contemporary Art Museum. She is a contributing writer for the Lapidary Journal. Her work is published in several books and magazines including on the cover of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist; The Gemmys 2015, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay in Color, American Craft Magazine, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Metal Clay 101 for Beaders, and in New Directions: Powder Metallurgy in a Sheet Metal World.
She also is an author of many online tutorials, magazines, and books.
Janet has over 45 years of experience in jewelry metal arts as a bench jeweler, designer, and twenty years teaching metalsmithing. She earned BFA in Metals from the University of North Texas and has studied metal working with several Master Jewelers such as Alan Revere, Valentin Yotkov, Fabrizio Acquafresca, and Tom Collins wax carver. She has Gemology Institute of America (GIA) certification in diamond grading and stone setting.
While appearing on HGTV Crafters Coast to Coast and That’s Clever demonstrating she demonstrated the process of lost wax casting and wax carving techniques.
Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine
A beautiful bracelet with decorative pin hinges that intertwines in the design leaves people wanting to know how it works.
Metal Clay & Color
Inventive techniques from 20 jewelry designers
Compiled by Mary Wohlgemuth
Janet co-authored this book
See Janet's chapter in the table of contents: Here
The Gremmys 2015 book.
Janet created this bracelet, shown on the cover, as a statement showing how the community of Ruidoso New Mexico comes together supporting NEST, a battered women's shelter. The bracelet was auctioned off and the proceeds benefited NEST.
Education and Training
2015 Saul Bell Jewelry Design Finalist
Craft Houston Show 2004
Janet won Award of Merritt at the 2004 Craft Houston show.
Her metal work displayed for a year at the following museums: El Paso Museum of Fine Art, Wichita Falls Museum of Fine Art, and at Craft Houston.
HGTV Filming Janet in her studio
Appearing on HGTV's Crafters Coast to Coast and Thats Clever, Janet demonstrated the art of lost wax casting.
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