Jane Dreis, owner of It’s Jane! LLC, is a silversmith and jewelry artist. She loves to hammer metal. No, not the whack-a-mole smashing kind of aimless hammering — well, OK admittedly that’s kind of therapeutic after creating a big “learning opportunity.” Instead, the real thrill comes from systematically overlapping each hammer blow and turning a flat sheet of fine silver into something useful like a shapely bowl.
It’s Jane! giftware line also includes a set of fine silver shotglasses, hand decorated with chasing and repousse designs, a wine tasting bowl called a tastevin, and — her personal favorite — sterling snack tongs that keep fingers free of orange Cheetos dust.
Jane is part owner of the Art Guild Gallery, 402 N. Main St., Stillwater, MN 55082, where her giftware and jewelry is available 7 days a week. Fleur de Lis Art Gallery, 318 Central Av, Faribault, MN 55021, also offer’s a collection of Jane’s silver gifts and jewelry.