Meet the FINDERS & MAKERS
Co-Owner Vintage Jane
I spent a lot of years wishing I was part of a creative community. Jane has been that for me for the last 6 years and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Co-Owner Vintage Jane
I’m a wife of almost 20 years, a mom of 2 beautiful girls and working my dream job. I get off on finding cool stuff and making spaces look great. Becoming this type of artist is something I never knew I wanted. Now I can’t imagine my life without Jane. I met my best friend through Jane. I am one happy camper.
I created this website…enough said! Actually, we are waiting on Andrea to tell us how fabulous she is. Please check back later.
Currently a Senior at The University of North Carolina – Greensboro, I am majoring in Marketing and Economics.
I began making jewelry over a year and a half ago, and fell in love with the art immediately.
I create bohemian handmade jewelry with druzy, crystal, and agate focal pieces. From a young age, I have appreciated the beauty that God gave us on our earth. Now, I am able to create things for others to enjoy using pieces such as these.
When I began making jewelry, I had the daunting task of naming my business. With help and inspiration from my Grandfather Chuck (who used to live near the French Quarter in NOLA), I decided on using the name “Bijoux”, which roughly translates from French to “jewels”. Bijoux by Catherine has been a part of Vintage Jane for about a year and a half now, and I’ve loved every minute!
Art and food are my two biggest passions. I am a baker by day and with my free time I am either in the studio working with clay or traveling to find a new bakery or restaurant.
Documentary photography and sculpture mean a lot to me but the medium of clay has recently stolen my heart. I love being able to create pieces that people can use in everyday life through Silhouette Lines. Most of my products, whether planters, serving dishes, or necklaces, have in some form been inspired by landscapes.
I have been with “Jane” since 2012. I joined as a picker and have added scarves, jewelry and furniture to the mix. I love to find unusual items from the past that will compliment modern pieces. I’m passionate about staying knowledgeable about product so it’s no surprise I shop as my inspiration. I also look at various magazines for what is the most current items of the moment to make sure to be on the lookout so you can find it at Jane. The most difficult part of what I do is deciding what to keep for myself and what to bring to the store for you;)
It all started when my Mother opened boutique in the early 1970’s. She imported interesting garments and curiosities from around the world .We would go to the fashion Markets in NYC during Fashion week as a child and continue , every season for 30 years , pre internet (lol). I was inspired by seeing the humble beginnings of designers and there collections , such as Betsey Johnson and Free People. We grew into 2 stores by the time I was a teen adding Bridal and special occasion. I was offered a scholarship tp madame Carducci’s beauty school , of whom was a native of France in the 30’s ; as well as being Euro -American, giving an appreciation for French and European perspective of style and beauty. I then had trained to do layouts for lighting design projects . I took over the family business’s when I was 19 which have evolved into a salon spa Boutique. I currently also have been on set for photo shoots for clothing styling, Hair and Makeup as well as consulting on interior design projects since moving here from Pennsylvania Being a Jane makes me feel close to my Mother and the opportunity to add joyful to any basic wardrobe , with items that are from the boutique vintage ” Archives “, unusual garments and accessories through my travels, or classic pieces with an interesting twist .
I was born and raised in Western Illinois. I received a degree in Sociology from Northern Illinois University. After graduating, I lived in the Washington D.C. area for 10 years and worked as an accountant for a software company in Reston, Virginia. In 2013, my family relocated to Kernersville, North Carolina. In 2015, I started making Book Origami and now enjoys this during my “spare time” while raising my children. My greatest joy is being a wife and mother. My books speak volumes for my creativity and love of books.
Leather and Lace
We are Willie and Kara Conway and we joined Jane in November of 2017. We are proud to be the first husband and wife Janes. We are passionate about each other, our children and grandchild, our fur babies, travel, and Leather! This journey started as a fascination with all things old, including trades like leather working. Everything we do is hand sewn and/or hand tooled. We love spending our weekends in our workshop coming up with new ways to use leather in home decor, making leather accessories, or fashioning custom holsters, belts, etc for our customers. Did we mention the smell? Ah, the smell of leather is magic! We are so happy to have found a new home for our wares at Jane.
Hi, I’m Maclay and I’ve been a maker for as long as I can remember. My very first job was working for a jewelry designer and though I later went to school for (clothing) fashion design, I find myself drawn back to my jewelry-making roots. With years spent in Charleston, Philly, San Francisco and early life in the West Indies, I’m a newcomer to the Piedmont area and am so glad to have found Jane!
Maclay’s Top Secret Jewelry Recipe:
- Start with a big bowl of Philly grunge (top shelf).
- Add 2 scoops San Francisco cool and a sprinkle of Southern sparkle.
- Douse concoction in cup (half full) of the spirit of the Caribbean.
- Lay out asymmetrically and paint with metallic coat.
- Bake on high and set aside to cool.
- Put on with a smile and enjoy!
I’ve been with Jane since the day she was born. I find, make, remake, reuse and renew pretty much everything. I am more organized than Monica Geller and I am a ridiculously good cook. Also, I didn’t write this bio….I made my daughter do it.
My first day at Vintage Jane was January 16, 2014 and I celebrate that anniversary every year. I am a Greensboro local who loves finding bits of history to share with others. I create jewelry and paint cool furniture pieces that need love and a home. I am a sixth grade teacher who loves my creative outlet. My inspiration comes from the hope that a small piece of history can be brought back to life and our clients will appreciate the story and hard work behind it.
Hi, I’m Ali and I’m an art-a-holic. I love to create original artwork for Vintage Jane and upcycle existing art pieces for others to enjoy. A picker at heart, I enjoy the search to bring unique decor to the store. You never know what I might find!
Hi! I’m Elizabeth and my middle name is Jane (..no really, it actually is)
and I am one of the newest vendors here. I am one of those crafters that
starts to see project supplies in the recycling bin if I cannot make it to
the craft sure often enough. One of my favorite things is taking a big ball
of yarn and create something that is warm, can be worn, or even wrap around
a baby. It is my magic..except less toads and more scarves.