Saturday, November 29, 2008

Free Shipping Reminder

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Just a reminder Free Shipping at the Jangles Etsy Shop and The Jangles Website until December 1st.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to say how Thankful I am for my blog readers and customers. Because of you I get to do what I love everyday. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hope everyone gets to spend a fun filled day with the people they love eating lots of good food.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free Shipping until December 1st!

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I know I kicked of the Holiday season back in October but everyone else is kicking it off this weekend. So I am offereing Free Shipping in my Etsy shop and the Jangles Website from now until December 1st.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pottery Sale You don't want to miss

It's that time of the year again. If you're in the Detroit area make sure you check out the annual Holiday Sale at Pewabic Pottery. I am so excited because I was asked to participate this year. They sell me jewelry throughout the year in their gallery, but they have a huge sale throughout the month of December. My jewelry and beads will there along with some really great potters and ceramic jewelry artists.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's Bead Surfin Time Jewelry Making
New Gathering Leaf Project - Use a chipboard sticker and some wire to make a leaf necklace for fall or to wear at the Thanksgiving table.

Art Bead Scene: reviews their favorite tools
This tool gets around!

Bead&Button Magazine
Always wanted to publish a beading or jewelry-making book? Kalmbach Publishing Co. is looking for authors.

CHA Winter Show and Trends
Join Katie as she shares trends from the upcoming CHA Winter Show.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi decides to make a name tag she'll actually wear.

Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry
It's not beaded, but it's quite entertaining! Carter shares some of her other creative talents this week.

Jennifer Jangles Blog
Jennifer's showing some funky sticks for your hair this week.

Jewelry & Beading
Kerry Wilkinson works with resin and...fruit? Well, ok, it's really polymer clay!

Naughty Secretary Club
Naughty Secretary Club and Etsy team up for a fun bracelet how-to project and a shopping guide for kitschy cool jewelry supplies.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean could easily picture herself as the lead in the book, The Secret Garden. Come play dress up with some jewelry using Green Girl Studios components!

Strands of Beads
Melissa gets inspired by a favorite strip from "Peanuts."

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Finding Inspiration – Andrew explores a few examples of where he discovers inspiration and how it relates to the jewelry he makes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Online Holiday Open House-Save the Date

Mark your calendars, I'm having an open house! I have always wanted to have an open house, my only problem....I don't live near to many of my customers. I always thought it would be so much fun to set up the studio all Christmasy and play holiday music and have my favorite friends and customers over. But, I do most of my business online, so I have to be creative. My solution is an online open house. I promise it will be fun. You can read the announcement above but I will expand. I plan on posting project ideas, new beads, new jewelry, and all sorts of stuff. I will be online the whole open house, so if you have questions or just want to say hi you can. I will have door prizes as well as the best sale I have ever had on my website and my Etsy store. It will be fun, so mark you calendars now....and you will be hearing more soon!

6-10 pm eastern time


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Simply Beads Projects

Simply Beads Copyright 2008

The latest issue of Simply Beads just came out. I have several projects in the magazine this month. Above is my favorite of the projects. Hair sticks are just another way to add beads to your wardrobe, and we're all trying to do that right? I love to wear these. I just added some finished hair sticks in my Etsy Store. If your looking for these particular beads to make the project, they are at Fusion Beads.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Beady Things to Do

Check this out...if you're in the South Florida area and you're not part of this guild, you are missing out. I have had the opportunity to teach a workshop for the South Florida Jewelry Arts guild and let me tell you they are a great bunch of people. This guild brings in instructors from all over the country for workshops. They are having their annual Gala Thursday night to raise money for workshops and charitable projects. Here a link to learn more....
South Florida Jewelry Arts Guild Jewelry Making
Looking for some early holiday jewelry ideas? Start now with these simple projects that will appeal to a range of fashion tastes.

Art Bead Scene: Stick or Non-Stick at Studio Saturday?
This weeks Studio Saturday is a peek into the messy studio of Lynn Davis.
Naomi from BeadStyle visits Target and suggests that you can create jewelry that is as current as theirs.

Carmi's Lucky Chips Necklace
Carmi glams up some old poker chips for this new necklace.

Contacting New Venues
Another Marketing Monday and Barbe gives some tips about how to contact new venues to sell your work.

Carter Seibels for Divali Glass Jewelry
Carter talks about the importance of getting yourself out there!

Jennifer Jangles Blog
Jennifer is showing a easy brooch project.

Jewelry & Beading
Cyndi doesn't often play with clay, but she figured out how to make a really easy pendant that she really likes!

Naughty Secretary Club
Do you tune in to watch Mad Men each week? Ever pay attention to the jewelry the ladies in the office wear? You might just spot a Naughty Secretary Club Pencil Pusher Necklace.

Savvy Crafter-Candie Cooper
Warm up your Thanksgiving table with these festive fall candle holders.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean is all kinds of entertained reviewing Jennifer Perkins' book, The Naughty Secretary Club

Strands of Beads
Melissa remembers an important trip through the (what else?) beads she collected.

Venetian Glass = Yummy!
Katie adds Venetian Glass into the mix to create a new fall favorite. Check it out!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Studio Saturday and Free Shipping

Hey Hey, Just wanted to do a quick post and say it's my Studio Saturday over at the Art Bead Scene. This is where I show you what goings on in my studio. This week, I am working on Christmas Ornaments and Decorations. You can check it out here. The best part is, if you leave a comment on the blog, you have a chance to win some Jangles Holiday beads.

I posted this yesterday but I will say it again, free shipping at the Etsy store this weekend.
Have a good one...Jennifer

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Kit

Hey just wanted to do a quick post and say I just added this kit to the website. I also have the poinsettia pendant alone. I am out the door to do my morning walk so talk to ya later....Jennifer

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

New Pair of Earrings

Hey all....

These are my new favorite earrings, I just made them yesterday. I guess that's the great thing about making jewelry, I can have a new pair just about every day. These are today's, I got these links at Fusion Beads this summer at Bead and Button. They are super light and fun. I am really bummed I only bought two so I will be ordering more today. Those are my little orange beads hanging from the center. Oh and while you're there, check me out, I made the gift guide.

I am headed off to make beads at the elementary school. We are going to make beads like the Native Americans would have. It should be messy and fun all at once. We are going to make jewelry and use them in the second grade art show. Woohoo, ceramic beads in the art show! Gotta love that.

One more thing before I go...I added some new work to the Etsy shop last night. I have some new cool flower pins, earrings, bezels, and more. I am really trying to add new work everyday for the Holidays. You know they are coming up fast.

Have a great day,

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Good Morning

Hey, Hey...This picture above is what is coming out of my kiln these days. It's pretty much all red and green. I am having lots of fun making the holiday beads and I am starting to believe Christmas is just around the corner. Where is the time going?

I got some new ornaments up in my Etsy shop last night, as well as some bracelets. I plan on regularly adding gifts and beads to the store for the holidays, so you'll want to keep checking back. Well I am off to figure out what it is I need to do today.
Have a good one,

Friday, November 7, 2008

Flash Back Friday

Oh boy, I am back among the living. Whew, it's been a rough week of being sick here. I got an awful sinus infection that had me in bed for a week. Finally, I am on the mend. Forgive me for not being a good poster over the next few days but I have got orders to catch up on and I still have Halloween beads on the front of my website. Loosing a week of work when you're not planning on it throws you for a loop. I will catch up and be back at blogging and twittering and all that fun stuff next week. In the meantime, it's flash back Friday. Here is last year's Holiday Project from this week.

Have a great day,

Project Instructions
Supplies Needed:
  • 1 large ceramic bead
  • 12 inches of 20 gauge sterling silver wire
  • 2 coordinating 10mm glass beads
  • 2 coordinating see beads
  • pin finding with flat back
  • jewelry glue
  • flat nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  1. Fold the wire in half. With the folded end in the tip of your round nose pliers and turn it to make a spiral.
  2. String one of the glass beads and the ceramic bead onto the two ends of wire.
  3. Now string a seed bead, a glass bead, and one more seed bead onto one of the ends of wire.
  4. Grab that same end of wire and twist into a tight spiral.
  5. With the remaining wire fold it in half and send the loose end into the ceramic bead.
  6. Fold the wire so it is flat. Grab the end in the tip of your round nose pliers and twist into a loose spiral.
  7. With jewelry glue, secure the pin to the back side of the large ceramic bead. Let it dry completely flat.
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