Schimsky of JDS Designs
Unique Handmade Jewelry Combining Vintage
Beads and Buttons
After retiring from Nassau Community College as the Director
of the Center for Students with Disabilities, Janis Schimsky discovered that she
had a passion for designing jewelry. Continuously on a quest to find the most
interesting vintage beads, buttons and findings, each of Janis' creations is a
unique work of art.
she combines vintage and contemporary beads and buttons, she designs one-of-a-kind
bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Janis also specializes in "repositioning",
the art of redesigning outdated jewelry into new and contemporary pieces. If the
jewelry you inherited from your Aunt Bessie is still sitting in the vault, bring
it to Janis' studio during the Artist's Tour and she will redesign it with your
style in mind. These pieces make great holiday gifts for the women in your family.
work has been shown/sold at the following locations:
Museum Gift Shop, NYC
Studio East, Northport, NY
Costermonger, The Barn,
The Jewelry Collection, Northport, NY
The Orazio Salati Gallery,
Windsor Whip Works Gallery, Windsor, NY
The Butternut Gallery,
Sea Hag Soaps, Brackney, Pa.
Conklin's General Store, Lakeside,
The Mary Go Round, Tunkhannock, Pa.
Portobello Row, Vestal, NY
her on Monday during the Artists' Tour when you can choose your own beads and
have earrings designed for you on the spot.