Janet from Another Planet
Giovanna creates beautiful contemporary jewelry and is passionate about her art. She offers
dramatic stone necklaces, elegant collars and chokers, lariats, delicate wire necklaces, bracelets and
earrings. All designs begin with a search for materials of the highest quality. A variety of stones are
used including amethyst, pearls, carnelian, sugilite, labradorite, Sleeping Beauty turquoise and art glass
beads along with Bali silver, gold-filled components, 14K, 18K or 22K gold.
For the past 10 years Giovanna has pursued the very ancient art of off-loom bead weaving and is most
inspired by three-dimensional work. She is drawn to the intricate hand-crafted detail. One by one small
glass beads are woven utilizing various stitches to achieve desired patterns and effects. Colors and
textures combine to make unique structural shapes.