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JLynn has been in the Art, Craft & Jewelry industry for over 30 years ~ promoting creativity through Education and Media. As a published designer, JLynn is known for her detailed, colorful Jewelry, unique Altered ART Wood Tiles, and Artwork. Online since 2004, a former eBay Power Seller, and currently on Artfire and Etsy. Family, Art, Nature and Kaleidoscopes are her biggest inspirations

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Creative Chaos & Colorful Welcome to FALL!

HAPPY FALL!

Well...we still have a good month until we see the leaves, look like this (right now we are still predominately GREEN)...but the good news for those of us that like Fall - is that it's officially FALL!

But since I love all things Pumpkin...and love the beautiful scenery of the back roads on a fall day...and love going pumpkin picking...drinking pumpkin coffee from Dunkin Donuts...
(and yes - even paying a bit more to have those Dunkin Pumpkin K-cups at home too...)
it's safe to say - Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year (just wished it lasted a wee bit longer).

Fall also means 4th quarter madness...and the Creative Chaos in the Studio...
Too many design, woodburning and art thoughts...
not enough hours in the day...

PLUS...the LATEST!
This year, I'm adding a crazy new mix to my online sales venue...
I was accepted into the brand new category of Handmade at Amazon!
Which means you will find an intriguing mix of Artisan Jewelry & ART Tiles
on Amazon, Etsy, and my own Website soon 

For now I leave you with this jaw dropping picture...
Shown here...a photo of what my little work table in the Studio looks like
I call this "DOUBLE TROUBLE..."
You see, last night I didn't feel the love for cleaning up my design table, in order to complete a couple Tile Orders...so I opted to add another foam layer on top!

Not only are there a LOT of Artisan components and beads
 piled up and around my miniature work "area", 
but there are a good dozen or so of jewelry designs UNDERNEATH)...
And a hefty number of "prepped" Tiles on the TOP layer...
(that's a lot of Tiles I would like to woodburn this week lol)

Some could not work like this...But I can lol...
Just call it the blessings of having a "Squirrel" mind...
one that has an uncanny way of keeping track of all the acorns buried
 (so to speak...)


SO...here's what to expect in October...
Lots of New Jewelry & Tiles!
New ART Tiles in the Etsy Store
New Jewelry line in the Handmade at Amazon Storefront
(Grand Opening date TBA soon...)
As well as, our new Website (currently under construction).

Have a great rest of the week everyone!
Warmly, JLynn


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Honored to be the Highlighted Artisan this month on Esfera Jewelry!



 Click the above link to read my Interview with Janine...
 plus enter the FOUR Give-Aways 
simply by liking/following, sharing & commenting!

Janine is not only one of my customers for Art Tiles, but she is also an across the pond friend of mine that is such a sweetheart!  I have always loved seeing her Jewelry and reading about her many adventures while on "tour" (take time to read about her life and the amazing adventure her & her husband live).  

Interviews are not something I do too often - but I so love Janine's highlights every month, and was so happy she thought of me!  Although I admit to being a bit nervous in answering her questions (I'm much better at highlighting others versus being in the highlighted seat)...I was so happy to share more from behind the scenes and my heart :)

So aside from adding me to your "liked" and "followed" favorites on the various social networks (and of course my Etsy store)...
Add Janine to your list as well!

Just take time to read the interview...scroll to the bottom for all the links for both of us...and follow Janine's instructions for being eligible for the Give-Aways (it's a fun way to follow everything and be entered for one of the prizes)

From me...
A pair of Earrings (Purple Cascade or Dog Tag Earrings)
$25 gift card for my Etsy Store





From Janine...
TWO Fabulous Earrings featuring my ART Tiles!


A special thanks once again to Janine!
So appreciate the support and friendship!

    
 

Monday, September 14, 2015

On the Wings of Time...


Don't know where the hours, days, and months go - but they sure do go fast!
Lots to share, as I haven't posted since the end of June...
No apologies though...
Stuff happens which causes a re-prioritizing and shifting of that 
ever changing to-do list...such is this thing called life :)

So before I share the details of this gorgeous bracelet - I thought I would share a little random inspiration for fun...

Ancestry...
You might have guessed...
But a very big part of my "roots" come from Ireland...
I have researched a lot family wise, but still have a lot of unknowns.
Hopefully one day I'll be able to fill in more of those family blanks....but til' then
I dream about Ireland - complete with tiny Fairies and lots of green...


It's funny - but even the fern like grass I see in open woodland areas...I refer to as "Fairy Grass" - and seeing it always brings feelings of comfort, safety, and love (and some odd connection to my Ancestors in Ireland).

Fun stuff - as these feelings never fail to inspire me to create!

This is a photo I took at one of our local gardens...
I took it because...you guessed it...
It shows what I consider a variety of local "Fairy" Grass :)

Which brings me back to that gorgeous Bracelet above...a new pair of Earrings below...along with a brand new Jewelry Line entitled "Unchained"

Both of these pieces are part of the new line that feature many handcrafted pieces with Artisan components & chain.  I can't being to say how happy it makes me to not only create with my own Tiles and Artwork- but to team up with other Designers with like minds - that also create jewelry components too!

Unchained Earrings...
Stunning - with a long and dramatic style that feature handcast Pewter charms by Inviciti, JLynnJewels mystical Boho ART Tiles
 with tiny czech bead dangles and lots of delicate dark brass chain.


And that gorgeous bracelet...actually has TWO focals in it! 
A Ceramic Focal bead by Jana of Happy Fish Things (this piece can also function as an aromatic therapy piece, as the back side is natural and can accept your favorite scented oil).

Exquisite Lampwork Bead by Dean of Bubby & McGurk Beads - lots of amazing layers, with tiny pockets of color and depth - so much more
 beautiful and captivating in person...

Add to these - multiple Vintaj Arte Metal chain strands & tassel
(dark Brass that's nickel and lead free)
with lots of delicate czech seed bead dangles.

 
For me...
The sounds of delicate chain, symbolize the faint tinkling sound associated with fairies lol...so this one not only looks magical but feels pretty magical too.


Fall/Winter 2015/2016 NEWS...
* NEW Artisan Jewelry and ART Tiles themed for Fall & Winter
* New Published pieces (Magazine reveal tba soon) 
*Artisan Highlight (coming in late September)
*NEW online Website and NEW Sales Venue!!!
And just a simple note from me...I create as an outlet to express myself.
I'm not a manufacturer who kicks out thousands of assembled pieces in a day...
but a true Artisan that takes pride and time in creating pieces from the heart.
It's all about quality - not quantity...

For me, my jewelry, artwork, and tiles are an extension of who I am, 
what I'm feeling, or what my heart and mind have been touched by in any given day or moment.  There is always a story or inspiration behind my creations.  Whether that's a Talisman for a challenging time in life, or a piece to symbolize love, comfort and happiness...
It's definitely an Art piece from the heart.

Happy soon-to-be FALL!
JLynn