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Jane Garassino Blecksmith enjoyed a successful 40-year career in real estate specializing in estates, vineyards, and winery sales all in the Napa Valley. Having grown up in the Bay Area, she completed her education at UC Berkeley, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2013, her and husband retired and relocated to southern Utah. While traveling extensively internationally over the last 10 years, she has been introduced to the wonderful and beautiful world of vintage beads. She was moved by their unique elegance and historically significant qualities. She was especially attracted to the handmade beads produced on the island of Murano off the coast of Venice. She began collecting beads from Italy, Ecuador, Africa, and Russia in addition to gorgeous old Czech glass, shell pearls and Asian Cloisonné…always with the emphasis on unique, old beads with history and amazing stories. Jane began to design and create necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that are stunning, elegant, and unique pieces that can be worn for dressy events or casually. Additionally, she has collected beautiful old Chinese baskets that are being restored and make lovely and unique gifts. Each piece is a “one of a kind” and all are colorful and make great conversation pieces. Every bead has its own story to tell. Some pieces created by others are in her own private collection. She has a new shop opening at 2595 Santa Clara Avenue, Suite A, where you can see where the jewelry is created.