Jan Marie Larson is a silversmith who creates sterling silver thimbles. Her amazingly comfortable tools will quickly become favorite family heirlooms, passing down through generations of creative stitchers like you! These treasured handmade thimbles come with a lifetime guarantee: Jan will repair and/or replace it for the life of the thimble… she will also trade you sizes and styles at any time. This is a great gift for a grandchild because she can come and choose a new size/style as often as she needs it for her growing fingers.

Each thimble is created using the lost wax process; meaning that every piece is first made out of wax. The wax is then burned out and replaced with molten silver to form a thimble that is unique — like you!

They are all 925-sterling silver and rarely allergenic. (925 parts out of 1000 are fine silver and the rest is a combination of copper and zinc)

How to find the right Thimble Size

This short video will show you how to measure for a thimble. It will show you a couple of methods and demonstrate them. These methods are only as accurate as your work. Photos of the process (on your hand) will help Jan make recommendations.

Wild Rose Collection

This chatelaine contains several accessories as well as the main chatelaine piece. Jan will demonstrate how each piece works and how to detach them from the chatelaine.

Flower and Garden Collection

This is my largest chatelaine. It can handle more accessories than any other. The video contains several accessories as well as the main chatelaine piece. Jan will demonstrate how each piece works and how to detach them from the chatelaine.

Sun and Moon, Stars and Planets Collection

This chatelaine contains several accessories as well as the main chatelaine piece. Jan will demonstrate how each piece works and how to detach them from the chatelaine. She is constantly designing and making new pieces, so email for any new accessories in this collection.

Prairie Coneflower Collection

This asymmetrical design has an extra chain guide near the top of the butterfly. The chatelaine contains several accessories as well as the main coneflower piece. Jan will demonstrate how each piece works and how to detach them from the chatelaine. She is constantly designing and making new pieces, so email for any new accessories in this collection.

Lily of the Valley Collection

This classic design won a Halstead Jewelry Award in 2020. The chatelaine contains several accessories as well as the main piece. Jan will demonstrate how each piece works and how to detach them from the chatelaine. She is constantly designing and making new pieces, so email for any new accessories in this collection.

Silver Thimbles are Best

This video shows differences in thimbles that you can find around the world…. and throughout  history. Why are Silver Thimbles the best?  Because silver is an extremely temperature – sensitive metal. It will warm and cool with your hands.  The temperature difference in other thimbles causes sweating or dry hands in many users. Comfort is important when you are wearing the thimble all day on your fingertip.

Which Size and Style of Thimble Best Fits Your Finger

Jan has looked at millions of fingertips over about 15 years. She is constantly working to figure out what is comfortable on fingertips. In this video, she explains several of the shapes that are common. Which one is for you?

How to Hem or Bind with a Thimble

There are many different techniques for hemming or binding. This is different from the running stitch that is used in quilting. Where does the thimble fit into your technique?

How to Quilt with a Thimble

This video explains the rocking quilting technique. This technique will help you learn how to use a thimble. It helps you train your fingers and your brain to actually USE the thimble with doing other tasks that require a thimble.

Finishing a Pillow using my Prairie Coneflower chatelaine

This video shows the use of several of the accessories on my Prairie Coneflower Chatelaine. Use them while they are on the chatelaine. Speed up your work by keeping important tools close at hand.