If you were to drive into the foothills of Southwestern Alberta west of Granum, you would most likely find Jan Daley helping out on the family ranch or in the practice pen working her cutting horse. And if you didn’t find her out in the yard she would most likely be in her studio designing and creating custom jewelry. After the most important people in her life, these are her next three favorite things.
Jan has experienced many artistic paths during her life, and drawing from her natural surroundings on the ranch feeds her everyday enthusiasm for creativity. Combining silver with such natural elements as stone, wood, bone, and horsehair she is able to create a piece that compliments both contemporary and western lifestyles. Not only does Jan create pieces exclusively for her clients, she also does some work in collaboration.
“My dad silently taught his children to love what we do and do what we love…And seeing the excitement and enthusiasm generating from the recipient of one of my creations does my heart good.”