Name: Stella Dean
Message: EMPOWERED ....When I'm wearing this, which I do most of the time, along with a charm necklace that has an Zulu symbol for eternal life, a pit bull, a lotus, a piece of a shell, and ancient St. Christopher, I feel like I have a secret that everyone can see, but no one knows. Mystic.
Name: Brenda Isherwood
Message: Great website! I really enjoyed looking through your jewelry.
Name: Denise Garceau
Message: I too, live by the ocean and could not imagine living anywhere else. Your sea inspired pieces are just what I have been looking for! Will contact you on my special motto and see if we can create something together. I only wish I had found you sooner.
Name: Mary Mitchell
Message: I visited Whim House on vacation in St. Croix & purchased the sterling wave necklace for my boyfriend & the silver & gold one for me. We adore them & love the energy flowing from them. We are enjoying your website now that I have returned home.
Name: Cat Krilov
Message: More than just aesthetically pleasing jewelry, Jan forges meaningful talismans, small but weighty tokens that serve as reminders of what is important - love, life, faith, the beauty of the world and our brief stay in it. At the most recent NOLA Arts Market, I fell in love with Jan's "little book" pendants; I am an avid reader and writer, and I was tickled by the like-a-locket-but-not concept. I planned to open and read them all, and then depending on sticker price, pick the one I liked best. Well. I got as far as the third one: "I am mortal, born to love, born to die." I literally got a chill. I still do. I'm not sure words can describe the "rightness" of that sentiment, or how succinctly that sums up my own personal weltanshauung. I didn't care about the price tag. That one was mine. It's rare to find an artist (or artisan, or craftsperson - pick whichever descriptor you prefer) who's work literally speaks to the viscera. Jan is just such a rarity. I suspect she would continue making her talismans even if no one bought them, but to ensure that she does continue, I highly suggest to all who might read this that you find a piece that speaks to you and buy it! :) Thanks Jan. You rock.