Janet Kofoed - The Palette & The Page

The daughter of a military officer and NASA engineer, Janet Kofoed‘s work is influenced by the many countries where she has lived. Her love of science and nature is also reflected in her jewelry, often casting natural textures and objects in silver and incorporating them into her designs. She studied jewelry making at the Smithsonian Institution, and has been creating unique pieces in silver, bronze, copper and semiprecious stones in her Drexel Hill studio for more than thirty years.


  1. Hello,

    This is Rebecca Moore. I’ve purchased two of your necklaces over the past several months, one for myself and one for my daughter. They are very striking, creative, and beautiful.

    I’ve noticed that there are a lot of Kofoeds from Denmark, Bornholm in particular. The island of Bornholm is home to a lot of beautiful artwork and an art school. So, I was wondering if you were ever influenced by the art over there or Scandinavian style.

    Just curious.

    I love your work!!!

    Thank you,

      • Hi Rebecca, so sorry for the delay in answering you! I received this from Janet.

        I‘m delighted! My husband’s ancestors were from Bornholm. Mine were from another part of Denmark. We’ve been to Denmark twice; the second time we spent a week on Bornholm. Such a lovely place! We stayed with a friend I met on a jewelers’ group who ran a bed and breakfast. We went to the beautiful art museum. It has a natural spring that rises in the lobby and flows down a channel in the stairs, all the way through the museum. We also found lots of Karl’s ancestors buried there, including the hero who won back the island from the Swedes. The living Kofoeds we met, however, were unimpressed with one more Kofoed seeking roots. It’s like Smith there. But we adored every moment!

        Take care and hope to see you soon. Just FYI – Janet is having a show with us in the Special Exhibit Gallery area in April 🙂


  2. I have several pieces by Janet, including some custom pieces that are very special. Her work with plant forms is just gorgeous, and the quality and finish are top-notch.

    • Hi Marianne, So good of you to weigh in on Janet’s work! We are very happy to be able to represent her! Just and FYI, Janet will be featured in our April monthly show in our Special Exhibit Gallery. If you are local we’d love to met you, share her work and the work of our other artists with you!

      Take care,

      Patti Paulus, Co-Owner

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