“Premiere Collection” of Handcrafted Bangle Bracelets by Jan Lewis Designs Launches September 5, 2012

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Hand-painted by Fair Trade artisans in India, new jewelry line by Jan Lewis Designs launches online store; Bloomingdale’s trunk show in Chicago set for October 12-13.

Jan and Ramsey Lewis traveled to India to find the right Fair Trade partners to handcraft Jan's intricate bangle designs.

A new jewelry collection of handcrafted bangle bracelets with intricate patterns in designer hues launches online today at JanLewisDesigns.com. Created by Jan Lewis, wife of world-renowned pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis, the “Premiere Collection” of lightweight wooden bangles are hand-painted by Fair Trade artisans in India.

The new Jan Lewis Designs collection will be featured at an upcoming trunk show at Bloomingdale’s Michigan Avenue store in Chicago on October 12 and 13.

The Premiere Collection includes 13 of Jan’s distinct designs in round, square, octagonal and triangle shapes. Each bangle is available in three sizes (small, medium, large) and prices range from $80 to $100 - bracelets can be purchased at the online store. The multi-colored bracelets can be worn singly or paired and stacked with other complimentary styles in the collection.

About Jan Lewis Designs
A designer who studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jan Lewis used her fascination with shapes and patterns to design bangle bracelets with intricate dot patterns and vibrant colors. After creating more than 50 designs with her distinctive style, she decided to launch Jan Lewis Designs in 2012.

Influenced by the Fair Trade movement and its commitment to empowering economically disadvantaged people in countries around the world, Jan and Ramsey Lewis traveled to India to find the right partners to handcraft her bangle designs. Each bracelet is a one-of-a-kind piece since individual artisans hand paint Jan’s designs onto the lightweight wooden bangles.

For more information and photos of the Premiere Collection bangle bracelets, go to: http://www.janlewisdesigns.com/

Jan Lewis Designs Trunk Show at Bloomingdale’s October 12-13
Bloomingdale’s – Fine Jewelry Department, first floor
900 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Friday, October 12, 2012 – 4 to 8 pm
Saturday, October 13, 2012 – 12 noon to 7 pm

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