Jan and Keith Stephens
Instructors for Silver-Wear I & II
at William Holland
Jan has a diverse background in the arts including classical piano, painting, textile creations and ultimately, jewelry design. She has been featured in several magazines including Southern Distinction, Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry and Bead and Button magazines. She retired with a thirty-six-year career as a professional educator and now melds her teaching expertise, intuition, and distinctive design talents to grow students into advanced creators of both wire and reclaimed silverware jewelry.
Along the way, Jan sparked Keith’s interest in jewelry making after he retired from a career in banking and financial services. He enjoys fold forming, forging, metalsmithing and creating jewelry from reclaimed silverware. He now shares her passion and joins her in teaching and inspiring students. In 2016, Keith and Jan worked together to develop the Wrapsody Silver-Wear Jewelry Press that is used to form silverware into works of jewelry art without annealing.
They live in the Orlando area and teach Wire Jewelry, Silver-Wear Jewelry and Cold Connections in their own studio and at the Winter Garden Arts Association, Crealde’ School of Art, and The Florida Society of Goldsmith’s among other Central Florida locations. Their classes are an entertaining and educational experience where students take home jewelry and design skills along with beautiful creations at the end of each course.