Nancy VanTassell

Sea Grape Gallery Artist Member since 2019
Fine Art Medium: Silver Jewelry


My journey to the world of jewelry design evolved accidentally. I spent many years in the paper art world, creating altered books and rubber stamping. One day in 2003, after stamping a polymer clay pendant, I decided I needed to bead a chain on which to hang my newly created pendant. Jewelry designing took over my world 21 years ago.

My husband and I moved to Florida in July, 2015 from Poughkeepsie, New York. In July, 2017 I retired from the corporate world. My goal for retirement is to continue expanding my love for jewelry making, selling through galleries and shops, in addition to teaching.

I have taken many informal classes through the years; I am primarily self taught. My work is currently selling through the Sea Grape Gallery and the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay.  In January, 2017 I began teaching weekly jewelry classes at the Arts Alliance of Lemon Bay, and I also offer my selection of classes in homes, communities, and as private lessons.

My designs incorporate wire weaving in precious metals, in some cases incorporating faceted and semiprecious stones.

Owner, Draped In Jewelry.