JANET ALEXANDER
Ruidoso, New Mexico

 


Janet is an accomplished metal artist living in Ruidoso NM and author with her work shown in museums across Texas. She now lives in Ruidoso NM. Her work has been published in 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 has written tutorials for Metal Clay Artist Magazine and Kalmbach publishing. Additionally, a newly published book (as of August 2012), Metal Clay in Color features her tutorial on carving metal clay and using alcohol inks.

She has over 38 years experience in jewelry metal arts as a bench jeweler, designer, and instructor. She teaches at national conventions including: Bead & Button, AdornMe, Interweave Bead Fest , PMC Connection Conference, and many other venues. She appeared on HGTV Crafters Coast to Coast and That’s Clever demonstrating her lost wax casting and wax carving techniques.

Janet has a BFA in Metals from the University of North Texas and has studied metal working with several Master Jewelers. She has GIA certification in diamond grading and stone setting. Additionally, she has certification in Precious Metal Clay with Rio Grande, Crossover Certification with Art Clay, and is a PMC Connection Senior Instructor and Technical Adviser for the PMC Connection.

Education and Training
Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of North Texas
• Diamond Grading Certification – Gemology Institute of America (GIA)
• Stone Setting Certification – Gemology Institute of America (GIA)
• Wax Carving – Vaskin Tanielian master jeweler
• Wax Carving – Tom Collins master jeweler
• Chasing and Repose – Valentin Yotkov master jeweler
• Cloisonne Enameling – Merry-Lee Rae
• Jewelry Design – Allen Revere
• Using the Bony Doon Press – Cynthia Eid
• Supervisory Skills – Eastfield College
• Rio Grande PMC Certification
• PMC Connection certification level 3
• Art Clay Crossover certification level 1

JEWELRY: Click each image for detailed info and larger image
"Copper and Silver Pendant "
"Silver Pendant with Carved Mountains"
"Carves Silver Horses "
"Sonora Sunrise Pendant"
"Silver Carved Horse Head Pendant"
"Sonora Sunrise Stone Pendant"
"Oval Sonora Sunrise Stone Pendant"
Silver Ring with Turquoise and Garnets
Silver Ring with Sonora Sunrise Stone
"Silver Ring with Orange Fossil Coral"
"Silver Ring with Turquoise Stone"
"Etched Silver Ring with Blue Lapis Stone"
"Silver Ring with Large Dendritic Stone"
"Silver Spinner Ring"
"Silver Spinner Ring"
"Silver Spinner Ring"
"Silver Ring with Soft Turquoise Stone"
"Silver Earrings with Turquoise"
"Oblong Carved Silver Earrings"
"Silver Triangle Earrings with Turquoise Stones"
"Oblong Silver Earrings with Vertical Wave Etchings"
"Carved Oval Fine Silver Earrings with Turquoise Stones"
"Round Silver Earrings with Inked Center Feather"
"Oval Leaf Fine Silver Earrings with Onyx Stones"
   
"Sterling Silver and Copper Earrings with Onyx Stones"
"Fine Silver Feather Earrings with Jasper Stones"