Mary Jane Armstrong fell in love with metal working after taking a class to make a ring at a community college; so much so that afterwards she returned to UW-Madison to study Art Metals. Creating an aluminum prototype for a silver piece introduced her to aluminum's light, bright, and white properties. She now works almost exclusively in reclaimed aluminum.
This lighter-than-a-feather and low tarnish jewelry is comfortable to wear and each piece is one-of-a-kind, though occasionally designs recur or are variations of her contemporary stylings. Mary Jane is part of an artist collective and works out of her studio in Madison, Wisconsin.