JCD Collection
JCD Collection History:

2013 - 15

Craft and Folk Art Museum

South Bay Contemporary
MD Art Gallery
Amazon Handmade

Amazon Handmade
LAUNCH LA Art Gallery
The Brewery Artwalk
Robertson Optical

Amazon Handmade
Robertson Optical
Jewelry-making has been a part of my life since I was a teenager. At 14
I learned to make sterling silver jewelry from my dad using stones collected
and polished by my grandfather. While living in Switzerland in my 20s,
I collected watch parts and circuit boards for pendant and earring designs.

In 2013, I launched the JCD Collection with necklaces celebrating the design,
not solely the function, of safety pins. I’m intrigued by wearable art,
repurposing vintage jewelry, and using unexpected materials. Two of my
favorite compliments have been: “I’ve never seen anything like this before”
(gallery owner) and “Your necklaces are sculptures” (restaurateur).

Creating artwork (www.janacharl.com) has been my lifelong passion. Soldering
silver paved the way to welding steel. I believe art is beauty and intelligence.
The JCD Collection is designed for women of all ages and cultures who have
the common desire to express themselves. What we choose to wear is a
reflection of who we are and strive to be.