About Us

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Gail Zona is a Massachusetts-based glass jewelry artist and metalsmith who specializes in artisan glass and hand-crafted metal. She is the founder of School Joolz™, a line of hand-crafted keepsake jewelry to represent your school, team or sport and recently gJoolz™, a line of personalized and corporate gifts in glass, metal and wood. She has enlisted the help of her husband, Billl, for the woodworking. Each piece is artisan-crafted their studios in Amesbury, MA. 

Gail's recent work can be seen at Newburyport Art Association, at cheer competitions, craft shows, and online at www.gJoolz.com. For volume discounts and custom corporate gifts, please contact Gail at gail@schooljoolz.jewelry

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Gail started making hand-made items for sale as a 10-year old girl, where she made customized mice finger puppets and other artisan craft items for sale at a local consignment shop.

Gail turned her creative talents to jewelry in 2005 when she couldn’t find what she wanted in retail shops. A chance flyer in the mail turned her on to lampworking (glass bead making) with a class at Diablo Glass School in Boston. After encouragement from friends and family and some metal-working classes at MetalWerx in Waltham, Gail Zona Jewelry was born in 2008 specializing in glass and sterling statement jewelry.

In the fall of 2012, a friend asked for a custom order for her daughter’s cheerleading banquet. The jewelry was a big hit and School Joolz ™, was born. Fast forward to the spring of 2018 when a friend suggested Gail turn her pretty glass charms into a wine charm gift. Then wine stoppers, then wine coasters, then cheese boards and soon Gail was pulling in her husband to help with the woodworking angle. gJoolz™ corporate gifts had arrived!