Originally from Boston, Jane Barthelemy lived in Venice, Italy where she sang leading soprano roles in Italian opera theaters. While living and singing in Venice, she became fascinated by the art of glass and studied jewelry design. She learned to love handmade glass, and created jewelry for her own performances on stage.
Jane now lives in Portland, Oregon. She designs glass beads for her jewelry and continues to sing opera. She often uses pure 24k gold or silver foil inside the glass, and adds fresh water pearls or gemstones. Jane's glass making techniques are over 1000 years old, yet her jewelry is timeless, uniquely enhancing contemporary fashions.