Jane Dreis, owner of It’s Jane! LLC, is a silversmith and jewelry artist. She loves to hammer metal. No, not the whack-a-mole smashing kind of aimless hammering — well, OK admittedly that’s kind of therapeutic after creating a big “learning opportunity.” Instead, the real thrill comes from systematically overlapping each hammer blow and turning a flat sheet of fine silver into something useful like a shapely bowl.
It’s Jane! giftware line also includes a set of fine silver shotglasses, hand decorated with chasing and repousse designs, a wine tasting bowl called a tastevin, and — her personal favorite — sterling snack tongs that keep fingers free of orange Cheetos dust.