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Jane E Roberti Artisan Jewelry & Accessories

Fort Collins metalsmith calls on auras and earthy touches.

BY LISA BLAKE

Self-described nature girl and literary geek Jane Roberti has creative visions. They come on as migraine aura scenarios.

“When I have a migraine, I doodle and these shapes come into designs,” she says. “I get auras, seeing patterns and lights. You can’t ignore it.”

So she files and saws and sands. She bends and burns metals and cozies up to the radio in her Fort Collins basement studio, using hand-tools to craft jewelry and accessories for men and women.

The Chicagoland transplant has been a teacher, writer, editor, clothing designer, and, now, a metalsmith. She earned her M.A. in American Literature from Northwestern University a few years ago and her children’s clothing line, Mondo Moon (which she owned in her former life), was stocked in more than 100 boutiques nationwide.
Lately, the auras are inspiring Roberti to focus on the simplicity of raw stones and minerals…

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