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Créations par Janine: unique international jewelry by Janine Bland
Unique jewelry designs handcrafted by Janine Bland from traditional pendants and beads from around the world, vintage elements, sterling silver and semi-precious stones. I can also create jewelry to order or add matching earrings to any of the necklaces shown here; please contact me with any questions!

One-of-a-kind jewelry designed using pendants, artifacts and beads from all over the world

My main career has been as a French instructor and foreign language examiner at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia. After taking a beading class in 1992 to learn to repair some of my own necklaces, I realized that I enjoyed this work and I could continue with this as a career after retirement. And that’s exactly what happened. I loved my work at FSI, so I worked for a few more years and retired in 1998. Designing jewelry and traveling to finding unique pendants, artifacts and beads are now my main focus.

I regularly sell my work at the museum shop of the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery and the National Museum of African Art, and I have also sold pieces at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

My creations have been worn at the Oscars, the 2013 Emmys and at events at the White House.

I’m a bit old-fashioned, so it has taken me until 2013 to open an Etsy store — after being asked time and time again to build a website or sell online.

I have very high standards for my pieces, but I also try to keep my prices accessible. I enjoy in-person shows because the customers can touch and try on my work. With online sales this isn’t possible, but I guarantee you will love your purchase, or you may return it in the same condition for a full refund.

Thanks for visiting my store!

– Janine Bland

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