In the Studio

This weekend has been spent in the studio making jewelry to sell next week at Adorn Me, the mixed-media jewelry retreat in Houston, Texas. I finished new samples for my classes.  Proposals for workshops are usually due a year in advance, so try to go in right before I teach and freshen up my work a bit. Since I bought some really wonderful new beads, charms and fibers to work with at the To Bead True Blue show in Tucson, I was itching to get into my studio and play.


I really adore Green Girl Studios and all their whimsical charms. My dear friend, Carol LaValley, was shopping with me and fell in love with a flying pig charm. I spotted these new chubby little potato fairy charms with sweet wings resting above a little rump and just had to have them. I kept the necklace design simple here by focusing on the Cold Enameled Heart bezel, where I used our brand new Iced Enamels in ivory and filled it with ICE Resin, of course, and then made a charm dangle using the fairy. A tiny bit of this gorgeous pink velvet ribbon from Thailand that I discovered at a friend’s booth in Tucson adds the final pop of color. This little wee baby will be up for sale at the Adorn Me expo.

For all you Texans out there, my Bangle Angle class is nearly full, but there are still spots open in my other classes. If you are around next weekend and want to make some jewelry with me, I’d love to see you there!

Here’s wishing you a truly Artful week.

8 thoughts on “In the Studio

  1. Hey Sally — That would be Iced Enamels. I told Rice that she could put in the article, but she has a little flair for creating suspense. hehehehe.

  2. Jen, just read & loved the article Rice Freeman wrote about you & your beautiful work. I also surfed over to your new website (great job) and your blog and even your FB page – just trying to catch up. Oh, and i just got your new book, too. Its fabulous. Congrats. (You might call me a Jen Junkie this week. Heehee. I’m so curious about the “something really fabulous showing up on the benches of jewelry artists” as Rice put in in the article. Have you announced a new product or what?? Maybe it’s still too early to ask but I love your and Susan’s work and am eager to find what’s new.

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