Welcome to Joanne's Jewels! I am an independent artist who loves the creative process of making quality jewelry. Each piece of handmade jewelry is created with careful attention to color and detail.
I was born and brought up in the beautiful hills of Western Mass. but became a lover of the Cape during my first visit at the age of eight. Several years ago I was finally able to realize my dream to move here permanently. I have had a lifelong passion for jewelry and for the sea. After taking an early retirement from the Corporate Technology world I decided to explore a melding of my two loves and began making jewelry. Incorporating the colors of the sea, I began my journey creating colorful pieces from beads and sea glass. Over the years I enjoyed a variety of techniques, finding my joy in the art of Chain Maille.
Chain Maille is the art of hand-weaving scales and rings of sterling silver, gold-filled rings, titanium, bright and anodized aluminum, stainless steel, among others into beautiful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and accessories. Swarovski crystals, pearls, sea glass and other embellishments are sometimes worked into the designs. Depending on the design being woven and the density of the rings, it can take many hours to complete a piece. There are a myriad of documented designs upon which to build one’s own special pieces - the only limit is one’s imagination.