JM Janamade started in 2006 after I spent 3 years hunkered down in the metalsmithing studios at NSCAD.  I have always been interested in adornment and as a child could usually be found digging around in my Amma’s jewellery box and playing dress up.

Objects of meaning hold a special place in my heart, whether it’s ceremonial rings, talismans or symbols of power.  I believe that we infuse everyday objects with significance as we wear them and hold them with intention, so the simplest item can become your most powerful reminder.

I make jewellery because I want women to feel beautiful and special.  I give back to the community because I belong to a group of powerful women entrepreneurs that nurture and feed this community with their brilliance.