Hi! I am Gail Zona. I am a glass jewelry artist and metalsmith specializing in artisan glass and hand-crafted metal. I founded 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. I enlisted my husband, Bill, for the woodworking piece. We handcraft our pieces in our studios in Amesbury, MA.
A little bit about how it all began.......I started making hand-made items for sale as a 10-year old girl, where I created customized mice finger puppets and other artisan craft items for sale at a local consignment shop.
I turned my creative talents to jewelry in 2005 when I couldn’t find what I wanted in retail shops. A chance flyer in the mail turned me 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 me 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 different friend suggested I turn my pretty glass charms into a wine charm gift. Then wine stoppers, then wine coasters, then cheese boards and soon I was pulling in my husband, Bill, to help with the woodworking angle. gJoolz™ corporate gifts had arrived!
Here we are working in the studio. I am making glass components and Bill is working on cheese boards from exotic hardwoods.
We are located in the arts-friendly town of Amesbury where you are welcome to visit. Here is our contact info.
gJoolz, 14 Cedar St, #217, Amesbury, MA 01913
Studio Hours: 10-4 Monday-Friday. (Best to call or email first in case we have stepped out)
Feel free to shoot us an email using the contact form below.