Hello! My name is Janet Van Nuys and I have always been a dreamer, an abstract thinker and a crafts person. I naturally gravitate to creating things I think up because it's always been a peaceful and pleasurable pastime that allows me to give back and to give to others-which makes me the happiest.
I live in Rapid City, South Dakota (the western part of the state) in the Black Hills, where incredible natural beauty is all around. There is hiking, wildlife, boating, fishing, biking, shopping, great live music, and good food, to name just a few things. I live with my husband in this incredibly beautiful place and count myself so lucky. Many times our lovely daughter comes to visit from college at KU in Lawrence, Kansas.
I have been creating jewelry since 2011 when I made a collection and presented the pieces to the Dahl Fine Arts Gallery Gift Store. They were well received and gave me encouragement to keep dreaming and creating.
If you would like to connect with me, or commission an original piece of jewelry or have a repair you would like to talk about, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out and like my Facebook Page for news!
This jewelry can be seen at our storefront display and are exclusively sold in The James Van Nuys Gallery on 6th Street in Rapid City, South Dakota, across from the historic Alex Johnson Hotel.