FORMERLY KATE MARLEY & CO.
Gifts to Celebrate Birth, Birthday, Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding & Anniversary
By Janis Weisberg, artist
Welcome to a new name!
Kate Marley & Co. was born over 20 years ago to create uniquely personalized gifts of hand painted porcelain with meaning in celebration of life cycle events. My interest in porcelain painting stems from a background in art history and antiques which led me to begin the study of porcelain over glaze painting techniques in 1993.
The process of creating with color and shape gradually led to a fascination with semi precious and unusual beads. It became natural for me to incorporate celebration into jewelry creations. Jewish philosophy and numerology combined to form the basis of hand-woven designs with personal significance.
Why 18? The Hebrew word “Chai” means life. The Hebrew letters that spell Chai have a numerical equivalent of 18 in the Hebrew alphabet. The toast L’Chaim… means to life and all good things to come! So the significance of wearing jewelry created with patterns of 18 transcends the day to day and imbues in the wearer a sense of well being, comfort and peace.
Celebrate Life 18 is dedicated to the creation of personalized gifts which link the receiver to the spirituality of life.
Personalized, Lifecycle Gifts
Hand Painted Porcelain
Jewelry with Spiritual Meaning
Specializing in Judaica
Janis Cash Weisberg with husband, granddaughter and granddogs
Janis first became interested in decorative arts while majoring in Art History at Mary Washington College. Her interest in hand painted porcelain was further inspired while working in her family’s antiques business. She began studying over glaze porcelain painting more than 25 years ago and then had the great privilege to study porcelain painting in Italy on several occasions.
Janis started beading 15 years ago. She has always enjoyed collecting and working with semi precious stones, pearls and unusual beads. in more recent years her interest in numerology and gematria (the ancient study of the numerical value of letters in words) has led her to create jewelry incorporating personal symbolism for the wearer.
Janis is the sole owner of Celebrate Life 18, formerly Kate Marley & Co. Much of her work is Judaic in nature and this gives Janis fulfillment. “I receive great spiritual satisfaction from creating works that have meaningful significance to others.”
All works are individually priced according to the complexity of the design work.
Hand Painted Porcelain
All items are completely hand painted and include personalized calligraphy such as name, birth/event statistics and inscriptions. Baby Gifts begin at $60.00. Birthday, Bar and Bat Mitzvah, Wedding and Anniversary gifts begin at $65.00. Finalizing the design may take some time. Once the design process is begun I will be able to give a firm quote. Deposits of 50% are required before work begins. Please allow ample time for design and production (start to finish); this is a one person business. Shipping and insurance costs are additional. I ship via USPS Priority Insured Mail.
Hand Woven Jewelry
Prices are determined by length and beads requested. Bracelets begin at $36.00 and necklaces begin at $54.00.