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Artist Statement

All jewelry is made by Jan Peyser in the USA.  Due to the beautiful nature of handcrafted work, there will be slight variations in the hand-engraving, texturing, hand-embossing, hammering, forming, piercing, and hand-sculpting of each piece.

                               
      
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in Hollywood, Feb., 2016                                       
                                                                           Model in Celestial Earrings (Photo of these earrings is in the Argentium Guild Photo Gallery)

 
Jan Peyser is honored to be a featured member of Argentium® International Limited and the Argentium® Guild in England, and she is delighted to be designing and making sculptural jewelry in her second career.  She has been drawing all her life and silversmithing for fifteen years. 

Highly tarnish-resistant Argentium® sterling silver* jewelry is composed primarily of 93.5% - 96% fine silver and germanium, a white, crystalline element that inhibits tarnish, thus making this silver purer, whiter, and more durable than traditional sterling.  Jan's designs reflect the natural rhythm in nature, dynamic balance, and her imagination.  Made one at a time, she brings her designs to life from Argentium® silver sheet using a hand-held coping saw and a variety of tools and equipment.  She hand-engraves and textures, pierces, hammers, solders, fuses, hand-embosses, polishes, tumbles in steel shot, and hand-sculpts with a nylon mallet or specially designed hammers on wood or steel stakes to capture the essence of movement.  

 *Argentium® Silver is sterling that is extremely slow to tarnish and will not turn black. All Argentium is made from recycled silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Limited.

AA quality pearls, gemstones, and a smattering of crystal adornment, as well as some designs intricately draped in 14K yellow gold wire and/or small, ornamental components, accompany several designs. All edges are polished to a smooth finish for beauty and comfort, and the Argentium® silver hallmark, a flying unicorn, and Jan's name, are hand-stamped on each notable and engaging piece of jewelry.

Influenced by an energetic, New York upbringing, and inspired by nature’s nuances, Jan’s captivating jewelry radiates beauty and makes people smile.  She is delighted when a woman’s individuality, confidence, and joy are accompanied by Jan Peyser Jewelry.

Education                                                                                            

Mendocino Art Center (California)                                                       Principles of Metalsmithing

Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
M.S. English/Sec. Ed/Administration
B.A. English
(Taught H.S.English/Coached Drama & Speech for 21 years)

Awards:
Award of Excellence: Crocker Park Fine Art Show
Merit Award: Midwest Regional Art Exhibit 
Woman of the Year, Culver Academies
Founder's Day Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Indiana University


Honorary Member:
Argentium® Silver Guild in England  www.argentiumguild.com

Honors:
2016 Oscars: GIFTED HOLLYWOOD CELEBRITIES and MEDIA in Secret Room Events Gifting Suite for The Academy Awards

Featured:
Interviewed by and Featured in England's Argentiium Guild Newsletter, June, 2012