Behind the Scenes: The Versatility of Chains

Janice Stiles

Beginning this season, I am offering adjustable sterling rope chains, so this autumn's versatility will include fresh choices of which length to wear your pendants!

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Fall Favorite Feature: Hammered Copper Earrings

Janice Stiles
We all deserve to have a pair of earrings that perfectly capture the warm, bold approach we're bringing to our work, our family time, and our celebrations. I think that Hammered Copper Earrings are exactly the right choice. 

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Behind-the-Scenes: What is Patina?

Janice Stiles
Explore the patina technique behind the beautiful blue-green copper elements in our Patina Collection!

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Fine Art Behind-the-Scenes: Fold Forming

Janice Stiles
Fold forming is a metalworking technique in which metal is folded, alternately annealed and forged repeatedly, and unfolded. Following this process, each piece of metal assumes a completely different and unique three-dimensional form.

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Fine Art Behind-the-Scenes: Mined vs. Lab Created Stones

Janice Stiles
The jewelry industry is erupting with necklaces, rings, earrings, and other unique items created using a rainbow of gorgeous gemstones. Some are created with natural stones, while others use man-made alternatives—some of which are superior in brilliance and appearance. It’s important to keep in mind that high-quality, man-made stones are not intended to deceive, and just because they are lab-created, they are not necessarily low-quality.

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Fine Art Technique Spotlight: Reticulation

Janice Stiles

In metalwork, reticulation refers to a surface-finishing technique that involves the application of localized heat to the surface of a metal. The technique produces an incredibly beautiful texture pattern of peaks and valleys.

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"Is It Real?"

Janice Stiles

One of the most frequent questions I get, either at the gallery or art show, is: “Is it real?”

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Tres Elegante Designs: Distinctive Jewelry for Men

Janice Stiles
Read a testimony from Dr. Bill, who attended the Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour in the Cave Creek area when he came across Tres Elegante Designs and Jan’s wonderful and inspired work.

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About Me: My Tres Elegante Designs Story

Janice Stiles
My name is Jan Stiles, and I am the artist behind Tres Elegante Designs jewelry. My husband of 46 years and I run this company together. Family is everything to us! Not only are they the greatest joys of our lives, but I also feel deep gratitude for the artistic influences my family has given me, which have resulted in the opportunity to grow my jewelry design business.

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