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Featured Seller: A Merry Mishap

Dec 9, 2011

by amerrymishap

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Jennifer and I began making jewelry just 10 months ago. I live in Idaho with my husband and our 2-year-old son, Israel, who keeps me very busy during his waking hours! I’ve been writing my blog  for almost three years now and I still try to make time to keep up with that in between life and work for the shop.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Saying that I have a 2-year-old should just about cover it. He’s a very curious and social child and loves helping me cook, organize and clean the house. He’s at an age where he wants to mimic everything we do, so even the most mundane chores are new and exciting learning experiences for him. Since we spend a lot of time at home, I try to take him for walks every morning. We live in a neighborhood with lots of open space and a pathway that runs behind our home, along a small stream. I love going for long walks — there’s something about seeing the peacefulness and stillness of the outdoors. It’s cliché, but it really does help to clear my head and be inspired by the changing, self-renewing scenery.

Apart from that, I enjoy taking pictures, writing for my blog, skimming over interior design magazines, trying new recipes, watching documentaries and getting as much sleep as I can, which is often very little.
If I could say what I wish I was doing apart from creating, it would most definitely be traveling. I’m anxious to see new people and places and, given the opportunity, I would trade the security of a daily routine to experience that.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Mostly from the materials that are available to me. Sometimes a new shape or fastener will lead to something completely new. I try not to look at other jewelry designers specifically because my intent is to offer something different. I love so much of the work I’ve seen from other designs, especially from metalwork, but that’s not me and not my niche. So I have to stick to what I know, and what brought me to this point, and try to be the best at it that I can be. Of course, there’s always room for growth.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade is a big part of my life. When I was pregnant with my son, and even after he was born, my most treasured pieces for him were little things I had made by hand. It’s such an expression of love to sit and make something totally unique with my own two hands. As a family, we try to search handmade shops on Etsy before we look elsewhere. Most of the vintage and handmade items in our home were purchased right here. I think it’s powerful to be able to directly invest in a shop or designer that you love. The ability to communicate directly with an artist/craftsman is something you can’t find outside of buying handmade.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My husband. If it were not for his help, support and respect for what I make, there is no way making jewelry would be possible for me. It’s such a team effort for us.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I think I was born knowing I was an artist. I have very supportive, encouraging parents who told me I could do anything. My mom was always buying me different materials to craft with and I’ve experimented with every from beading and weaving to drawing and pottery.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
Donna Wilson. She makes a wide range of items and works with a lot of different materials and fibers, but the results are consistently beautiful. I find her understanding of color, shape and pattern admirable.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I stole a silver ring from my mom that she made when she was in college. I’ve worn it for years and love looking at all of the little details she added. The silver seems to have worn to my finger, and it feels so good to wear.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
Experimenting. I have so many tester pieces that will probably never make it to my shop, but I try to repurpose materials I’ve already used in a different way. I also mix clays to come up with a wide range of unique colors. That is a great source of inspiration for me too. I want to keep things simple, so I stick to just a few tools and materials. The biggest challenge is to work within the same sphere of resources but produce something fresh and different.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Hopefully we will have a second child, own a home, and will have traveled to see all of the places I’ve dreamt of. I also hope to be creating something I love with a great measure of success.

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206 comments

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature, Jennifer! The name of your shop automatically draws me in for a better look and your geometric style products are wonderful!

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature! Your work is very interesting! It's amazing you can run a shop and make jewelry with a two year old! :)

  • silversamba

    silversamba said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, and lovely photographs! Congratulations :)

  • RareDesign

    RareDesign said 4 years ago

    Congrats on a wonderful shop and feature!

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • TheWellingtonBoot

    TheWellingtonBoot said 4 years ago

    I love geometric designs so much...congrats on the feature!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 4 years ago

    Very unique jewelry. May this feature article keep you busy for the holidays!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 4 years ago

    Beautiful, sounds like you've got a lot on your plate running a busy shop and being a mum!

  • shaganebl

    shaganebl said 4 years ago

    I like your settle colors, very unique palette!

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 4 years ago

    I Love your set up!! Congrats on the feature! Oh.. I also love to go out in nature as well... take long walks in the woods, and just be quiet. Wonderful!! ~KK~

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 4 years ago

    Great article and your shop is so nice. I love your shapes and designs.

  • LetterChef

    LetterChef said 4 years ago

    Fun stuff! Congratulations on the feature.

  • GeorgieGirlLLC

    GeorgieGirlLLC said 4 years ago

    Love your work area, neat & clean. Congrats!!!

  • AMradio

    AMradio said 4 years ago

    how exciting!! so glad to see you here, enjoy!

  • littlepancakes

    littlepancakes said 4 years ago

    You have a great style, so original. It's so impressive how your shop has grown so fast!

  • shannondzikas

    shannondzikas said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Having a kid and an Etsy shop go so well together don't they? You don't have to make the strange choice to be a good parent OR a good employee. It's much easier to find a way to do both.

  • mrsrobinsonsaffair

    mrsrobinsonsaffair said 4 years ago

    Gorgeous shop! I love that you are able to make such gorgeous and creative items from a small arsenal of tools.

  • skindeep

    skindeep said 4 years ago

    Nice to see you featured! I'm a regular visitor to your blog and big fan of your work. Congrats :)

  • RossLab

    RossLab said 4 years ago

    I follow your blog and I love your shop, too. Congrats on your success!

  • KettleConfections

    KettleConfections said 4 years ago

    I love it - everything is so cute, pretty, and whimsical!

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow said 4 years ago

    Beautiful designs! Congrats on the feature!

  • SweetCarolineCreatio

    SweetCarolineCreatio said 4 years ago

    I love the fact that Jennifer mentions "I try not to look at other jewelry designers specifically because my intent is to offer something different."... Jennifer, your pieces are trully unique. That comment really hit home because I hate when people come up to me and say "you should look at the jewelry my friend back in Colombia makes so you can look for inspiration!" or something along those lines. I am not interested in seeing other people's jewelry, simply because I also dont want to be influenced by what is trendy or what is "in" or even worse, steal another person artist ideas. Congratulations on being featured and on your shop. Best of luck!

  • mamif

    mamif said 4 years ago

    great shapes.

  • Leslie23

    Leslie23 said 4 years ago

    Congrats!! Your shop is so lovely!!

  • sabiesabi

    sabiesabi said 4 years ago

    I love your work.

  • TheresaAnnVintage

    TheresaAnnVintage said 4 years ago

    E6000, a crafter's best friend! Lovely story, keep up the great work!

  • AlisaDesign

    AlisaDesign said 4 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • TheSecondFiddle

    TheSecondFiddle said 4 years ago

    wonderful shop! i love your work

  • zakonek

    zakonek said 4 years ago

    Beautiful, elegant & unique, what more could a jewelry-lover ask for? Wonderful + timeless variety, love it... Congratulations! ♥

  • jebeach1

    jebeach1 said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Your shop is so pretty!

  • KnotFadeAway

    KnotFadeAway said 4 years ago

    Just wait until your little one wants to start his own etsy shop! I have a 5 year old who is just begging to have his own shop! Yes they are watching us, and want to be just like us, such a blessed soul to have found a maker as a mama! Wonderful jewelry with a very distinct unique style. Congrats on the feature!

  • LANGUAGEjewelry

    LANGUAGEjewelry said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Love your blog!

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 4 years ago

    Great interview and I love the refreshing minimalism to your jewellery! Congratulations on the feature!

  • wulfgirl

    wulfgirl said 4 years ago

    Beautiful interview.....your work is wonderful, creative, unique and chic!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 4 years ago

    Great interview! Love your geometric pieces!

  • SaltboxTreasures

    SaltboxTreasures said 4 years ago

    A wonderful feature article. I was so happy to read about Jennifer today and her lovely family. I've had the pleasure of meeting her and her family. She is sweet and kind and a true artist. Congrats to her on her etsy shop and being featured on etsy.

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 4 years ago

    beautiful! Just checked out your blog, adding it to my favs. congrats on the feature!

  • KrisKinghorn

    KrisKinghorn said 4 years ago

    Congraulations on the feature! Inspiring stuff. Love that you just started 10 months ago. Gives me inspiration that at any moment you can decide to start a new creative endeavor and succeed at it!

  • LisamariesPiece

    LisamariesPiece said 4 years ago

    Congrats Jennifer! Love your pieces, and oddly enough...I love your workspace!

  • NorthWoodworks

    NorthWoodworks said 4 years ago

    Unique and attractive pieces. Congratulations on the feature.

  • AdoroMe

    AdoroMe said 4 years ago

    Congrats!!!!

  • amorio

    amorio said 4 years ago

    Really pretty jewels...congrats on the feature!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 4 years ago

    really elegant.. congrats

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 4 years ago

    really elegant. congrats

  • WingbornRavenJewelry

    WingbornRavenJewelry said 4 years ago

    beautiful, unique jewelry! love your interview photograph!

  • penumbraimages

    penumbraimages said 4 years ago

    congrats on the feature!!! Must be very exciting for you :)

  • Visuaria

    Visuaria said 4 years ago

    Simplicity can be so beautiful...

  • rockstarsz

    rockstarsz said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! You have been one of "Favorites" since I joined Etsy! I absolutely love your jewelry! All the best!

  • peacesofindigo

    peacesofindigo said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature~ I love your shop name! :)

  • designsbytaylor2u

    designsbytaylor2u said 4 years ago

    Great interview! I have a 2-year-old son too. So, I can totally relate! Great job.

  • mikiheather

    mikiheather said 4 years ago

    I absolutely adore your trangle pendants! I am a big fan!

  • truthbeautyandlove27

    truthbeautyandlove27 said 4 years ago

    It inspires me that you have only made jewelry for ten months and have enjoyed so much success. I have a four year old son and it can be difficult to create as often as I'd like with a child to care for.

  • ESSANEL

    ESSANEL said 4 years ago

    Beautiful designs, gorgeous shop - Congrats on the Feature!

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 4 years ago

    Love your story and your jewelry is simply beautiful and elegant! ;-)

  • RetroRevivalBoutique

    RetroRevivalBoutique said 4 years ago

    Your designs absolutely fabulous! Congrats on the well deserved feature! :)

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 4 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • LiuRokSilver

    LiuRokSilver said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! Congratulations!

  • silkyskyjewelry

    silkyskyjewelry said 4 years ago

    I love your designs and work table as well! You have beautiful hair!

  • SummerfrostPhoto

    SummerfrostPhoto said 4 years ago

    Love your jewelry congrats o your success and keep moving forward! <3

  • cartelle

    cartelle said 4 years ago

    Congrats!!! Love your work, and the photography elements are just perfect.

  • MyHeartsCreation68

    MyHeartsCreation68 said 4 years ago

    Mom of four myself in that four a 5 month old. Love all arts as well. Im always creating. I can relate to your buys life. Good work

  • FlickerBelles

    FlickerBelles said 4 years ago

    very nice jewelry, inspiring story!

  • FawningInLove

    FawningInLove said 4 years ago

    So fun and beautifully designed. Such a great interview. I love how organized everything is too! Thank you for sharing your inspiring story with us all. Congratulations!! ♥

  • catcancrochet

    catcancrochet said 4 years ago

    "The biggest challenge is to work within the same sphere of resources but produce something fresh and different." - This is exactly the feeling I have working with yarn! Even with all the different kinds, most knitters/crocheters/weavers find a yarn they prefer and work mostly with that. It's a constant challenge and I love every moment of it. Best of luck to you and yours!

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 4 years ago

    Great designs and work! Congrats!

  • ethanollie

    ethanollie said 4 years ago

    pretty, pretty shop! successful Etsy and a mom? kudos, truly.

  • todomini

    todomini said 4 years ago

    Wonderful work!!

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss said 4 years ago

    What pretty things you make!

  • Ahkriti

    Ahkriti said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature! And you have unique and beautiful creations!

  • byebyebirdy

    byebyebirdy said 4 years ago

    love your shop, great feature - congrats!!

  • BePinkDesigns

    BePinkDesigns said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Your pieces are so unique and beautiful! I love that you keep it simple without being boring!! Keep up the great work!

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy said 4 years ago

    my mouth dropped open when you said you only started jewelry 10 months ago! WOW!! Congratulations on being featured~your work is lovely!!

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 4 years ago

    loved reading your interveiw ..you create such beautiful pieces ..many more years of success to you !!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 4 years ago

    Wonderful feature. I love your shop - it was a treat to see a photo of your workspace where the magic happens. Congrats on your success + Happy travelling!

  • ExclusiefByVera

    ExclusiefByVera said 4 years ago

    Great article. Love the geometric shapes and colours. Congrats. Vera

  • carolinabenoit11

    carolinabenoit11 said 4 years ago

    I have been buying from Jennifer for my store here in Miami for quite a while! people love her stuff and I do too! every single piece looks so gorgeous and well made! She is a sweetheart to! An amazing seller! I am so proud that she made it into the featured seller!!!! She is a great inspiration and one of the most succesfull sellers on my store!!! I am so happy that I had the chance to feature her work here in Miami!

  • lulusnest

    lulusnest said 4 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! I sure hope I'll make it one day to the top of Etsy. Your work is awesome, really is. Merry Christmas!

  • Unbunny

    Unbunny said 4 years ago

    so simple, so nice... just lovely

  • Ainurcrochet

    Ainurcrochet said 4 years ago

    Very nice !!!Congratulations!! ♥♥♥

  • Suppliesjungle

    Suppliesjungle said 4 years ago

    I love it :0

  • LauraBoyea

    LauraBoyea said 4 years ago

    Such fabulous jewelry! Congrats and keep going!

  • meAnd2

    meAnd2 said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature! Geat shop!

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign said 4 years ago

    Congrats fellow Boisean! Love your shop! Great interview!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 4 years ago

    Lovely interview + designs! Congrats on being FS :)

  • CopperheadCreations

    CopperheadCreations said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! I love the post earrings in hot red and black/gold!

  • FromTheHeath

    FromTheHeath said 4 years ago

    Very honest answers, and of course beautiful pieces! Simple and cool.

  • etco

    etco said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Your shop is so pretty!

  • SimplyClassicGifts

    SimplyClassicGifts said 4 years ago

    Enjoyed your interview....beautiful work.

  • CocoBijou

    CocoBijou said 4 years ago

    Way to go!! Your jewelry is so refreshing!!!

  • hallejean

    hallejean said 4 years ago

    wonderful articles!! she is an amazing seller..talented and very well hand made items. I have bought from her and want to buy more!! Congrats!!!!

  • mienkintoshfairie

    mienkintoshfairie said 4 years ago

    congrats on the feature! You have such a unique jewelry concept, clay geometrical beads. Great color combos, keep up the good work!

  • bookBW

    bookBW said 4 years ago

    gorgeous work!

  • LaBoutiquedeClaudia

    LaBoutiquedeClaudia said 4 years ago

    So unique!! keep it up :)

  • theyankeepeach

    theyankeepeach said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work is beautiful and unique. thank you for sharing with us!

  • traceydumont

    traceydumont said 4 years ago

    Love! Love! What you're putting out there. *grin*

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 4 years ago

    We just love your shop! Thank you for sharing with all of us and congrats on being the featured seller! Love your rings.

  • thewildplum

    thewildplum said 4 years ago

    Jennifer - your talents are far too numerous to count. Your beauty, inside and out, shines from within and from everything you create. Thank you for continually inspiring me. Congratulations and hugs!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 4 years ago

    Very beautiful shop! Lovely perspective! Congratulations!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 4 years ago

    congrats!! loved your shop for a while now - great goodies!

  • meldesignheaven

    meldesignheaven said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Jennifer. You inspired me to buy some of the clay you use for your jewellery but I am yet to produce something as beautiful as your pieces. Congratulations on being a featured seller. Mel

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 4 years ago

    Jennifer beautiul handmade work ! COngratultions !

  • retrosugarandspice

    retrosugarandspice said 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! Thank you for sharing how it is possible to run a business and still be a mother! Very inspiring to me!

  • SkinnyKnits

    SkinnyKnits said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Keep creating, it's great for the soul!

  • sparklefarm

    sparklefarm said 4 years ago

    >> Great interview... and really inspiring. I've been admiring your work for a while, and was happy to see you featured. Yay, keep it up! <<

  • FauxFurPetBakery

    FauxFurPetBakery said 4 years ago

    Beautiful shop! Congratulations on the feature. Very well deserved. Keep doing what you're doing!

  • MarKhed

    MarKhed said 4 years ago

    totally love your work! It's so great! Love the colors, shapes and your photos too! congrats on the feature! :)

  • TheTinyElephantStore

    TheTinyElephantStore said 4 years ago

    So well deserved! Congrats on your feature :) I can't wait to get my earrings in the mail! I was so glad to see your store on the front of etsy- your advice to me (and now to other sellers) has made such an impact!

  • marcgounard

    marcgounard said 4 years ago

    Congratulation!! great ideas...

  • LollyLinens

    LollyLinens said 4 years ago

    Love your creations!

  • lostarrowadornmentco

    lostarrowadornmentco said 4 years ago

    You have a beautiful shop! Congratulations on your feature.

  • aydeh

    aydeh said 4 years ago

    ah! amazing!

  • Armalique

    Armalique said 4 years ago

    I've been a silent admirer of your jewelry for a while now, you're very talented. Congrats : )

  • perebags

    perebags said 4 years ago

    great shop! congrats!

  • soyNsuds

    soyNsuds said 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature! You have beautiful offerings, and I love your pics :-)

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature - so well deserved! Your jewelry is fantastic!

  • shoptsarevna

    shoptsarevna said 4 years ago

    Congratulations!! I really like your blog,

  • peshka

    peshka said 4 years ago

    Love love love your work!

  • littlesoup

    littlesoup said 4 years ago

    beautiful!very inspiring!congrats on your shop.

  • mingtaphotography

    mingtaphotography said 4 years ago

    WOW! Great shop! : )

  • mingtaphotography

    mingtaphotography said 4 years ago

    Nice shop! Congrats!

  • PoshBinky

    PoshBinky said 4 years ago

    Wow, Jennifer...your pieces are very unique. Congrats on the interview!

  • Gelada

    Gelada said 4 years ago

    I dig your work, inspiring ♥

  • RBJohnson

    RBJohnson said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature.. And you make absolutely wonderful pieces :) All the best. Rishka

  • cosetteonline

    cosetteonline said 4 years ago

    so inspiring. love love your blog as well :)

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 4 years ago

    congrats!

  • piiaharris

    piiaharris said 4 years ago

    Wonderful work, love your blog too!

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents said 4 years ago

    Congrats

  • piecakeprimitives

    piecakeprimitives said 4 years ago

    such a great read! Congrats on the feature! :o)

  • mccarttfamily

    mccarttfamily said 4 years ago

    Wonderful story

  • earjeans

    earjeans said 4 years ago

    This is great! Congratulations on the feature :)

  • CrushedBotanicals

    CrushedBotanicals said 4 years ago

    Jennifer. Beautiful wonderful work. I read your blog often, I am so excited to see you featured. Kelli

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 4 years ago

    Beautiful creations! Congrats on your feature :0)

  • chris1980

    chris1980 said 4 years ago

    Now one of my favorites! Your work is truly beautiful!!! ;-)

  • SimpleKnitShop

    SimpleKnitShop said 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, congrats on the feature.

  • giftworldz

    giftworldz said 4 years ago

    I just discovered your store two weeks and am in love with your jewelry. Never knew fimo could be soooo cool! I'm a mother as well and Etsy has been the perfect fit for our family. I can fill orders when I need, at night usually, and it fills my need to create. Thanks again for the inspiration. Beth

  • needlenerd

    needlenerd said 4 years ago

    beautiful works. congrats!

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 4 years ago

    Thank you for your story!! :)

  • leslieholz

    leslieholz said 4 years ago

    Beautiful clean lines and fresh ideas! Also love that you try to repurpose found items. Wishing you continued success!

  • houndsome

    houndsome said 4 years ago

    tidy studio, tidy work.

  • sstormster1

    sstormster1 said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Love your work! Well deserved

  • DalenaVintage

    DalenaVintage said 4 years ago

    Such beautifully simplistic pieces! Congratulations on being featured!

  • littledeervintage

    littledeervintage said 4 years ago

    Love love love her! So perfect... gonna head over and buy something now :)

  • josephinasattic

    josephinasattic said 4 years ago

    congrats!!!

  • MediaVuelta

    MediaVuelta said 4 years ago

    Love this shop!!!

  • leChienNoirJewelry

    leChienNoirJewelry said 4 years ago

    Wonderful work! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • ArcticHare

    ArcticHare said 4 years ago

    I love your blog & your jewellery is so pretty & elegant....keep up the good work. Totally agree with your comment on the special-ness of a handmade gift. my thoughts exactly.

  • PattiTrostle

    PattiTrostle said 4 years ago

    Congrats on the feature and I love your work! Wishing you much success!!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 4 years ago

    Wonderful story!

  • FieldsOfVintage

    FieldsOfVintage said 4 years ago

    great story!! It inspires me that you have only made jewelry for a short time and have much success. I love your jewelry.

  • UnderMilkWood

    UnderMilkWood said 4 years ago

    lovely shop very inspiring stuff!

  • HomeStudio

    HomeStudio said 4 years ago

    I tweeted about this. Very nice work! Congrats!

  • jikits

    jikits said 4 years ago

    congratulations jennifer!! your work is amazing and so is your blog (i follow:)

  • mark13148

    mark13148 said 4 years ago

    Lovely items.

  • modfolk

    modfolk said 4 years ago

    Congratulations Jennifer! Love keeping up with your blog and ogling your jewelry.

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 4 years ago

    Great shop! Congratualtions on being featured - yay Idaho!

  • MoonSunWorld

    MoonSunWorld said 4 years ago

    blessings!!

  • YellEureKa

    YellEureKa said 4 years ago

    Hi Jennifer ! I like the way you think...

  • capitalcitycrafts

    capitalcitycrafts said 4 years ago

    Wonderful goals!

  • RawiSara

    RawiSara said 4 years ago

    good JOB ^^

  • Nikifashion

    Nikifashion said 4 years ago

    great items!

  • jessicakertel1

    jessicakertel1 said 4 years ago

    Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing! :-)

  • robinwade

    robinwade said 4 years ago

    Love your work and how you experiment. Congrats on the feature!

  • oldenhome

    oldenhome said 4 years ago

    I have been hearting and admiring your jewelry for a while now. It was a big shock to learn that you have been making jewelry for only 10 months because your work is irrefutably beautiful, with a voice of its own.

  • courtneydye

    courtneydye said 4 years ago

    I don't even like jewelry, and I love your jewelry.

  • sadiedesignsca

    sadiedesignsca said 4 years ago

    This is such a great interview. I'm really interested in your creative process and love the way you talk about your inspiration and challenges. Your work is beautiful. :)

  • gloriaLoizaga

    gloriaLoizaga said 4 years ago

    Contrata. For your work and your choosen life! ,thanks for sharing it !

  • ChumperBumpers

    ChumperBumpers said 4 years ago

    very nice! beautiful work! I enjoyed this!

  • ShellsandBlooms

    ShellsandBlooms said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured!! Lovely shop!

  • blueaubergine

    blueaubergine said 4 years ago

    NIce to discover your work!

  • cartwheel

    cartwheel said 4 years ago

    Congrats! Such fun jewellery :)

  • eeliethel

    eeliethel said 4 years ago

    Beautiful jewelry! Very original :)

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 4 years ago

    You ROCK!

  • posa75

    posa75 said 4 years ago

    Love learning more about you! And it's inspirational to see you makings shop AND blog work while at home with your son, that's a dream of mine.

  • TresChicNmodern

    TresChicNmodern said 4 years ago

    YOU STUFF IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOUR JEWELRY!! WISH YOU TONS OF SUCCESS :-)

  • pepperpressny

    pepperpressny said 4 years ago

    Lovely shop! What you say about not looking at your peers' work (at lease not looking too much) is really invaluable: it's so important to stay true to yourself and your design intuition vs what's happening and trendy. Congrats on your feature!

  • earthmona

    earthmona said 4 years ago

    thanks for sharing.

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 4 years ago

    Great article!!! Lovely Jewelry!!

  • colorbeast

    colorbeast said 4 years ago

    Nice!

  • pineapplemint

    pineapplemint said 4 years ago

    congratulations! love your shop and pretty creations!

  • madgeandmabel

    madgeandmabel said 4 years ago

    congrats...beautiful!!!!

  • BowTiePasta

    BowTiePasta said 4 years ago

    I love your story- thanks for sharing it. Best wishes to you and your shop!

  • vintagecourt818

    vintagecourt818 said 4 years ago

    Congratulations! your blog is so calming and inspiring at the same time! keep up the amazing work ;)

  • Shab2Chic

    Shab2Chic said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured...your creations are beautiful!

  • 1papercut

    1papercut said 4 years ago

    Lovely feature article and beautiful work and shop. Need to check out your blog as well. Congratulations!

  • BigBadBuddha

    BigBadBuddha said 4 years ago

    Nice work Congrats

  • FunkyFriendsFactory

    FunkyFriendsFactory said 4 years ago

    It takes a lot of thinking and creativity to make something different and fresh from the same resources. Great job Jennifer : )

  • RaggedandWrecked

    RaggedandWrecked said 4 years ago

    Great interview! Love love love your shop and your blog!! Amazing. Congrats!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 4 years ago

    Nice feature, beautiful creations and what a good mommy! Good for you! Much Aloha for your continued success!

  • HandmadebyKZfeltZ

    HandmadebyKZfeltZ said 4 years ago

    Beautiful pieces of work. Congratulations on your feature.

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 4 years ago

    Congratualtions on your feature!

  • jinny888

    jinny888 said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature. :)

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 4 years ago

    love your work. the simplicity the colors. love your sons name too...awesome! congrats on the feature :)

  • eighttwosix

    eighttwosix said 4 years ago

    I love A Merry Mishap so much. One of the best shops on Etsy! :)

  • RedFernVintage

    RedFernVintage said 4 years ago

    Love the half dipped geo earrings!

  • thecarbonaros

    thecarbonaros said 4 years ago

    Loved your site,congratulations your items are beautiful :))

  • CoralCalm

    CoralCalm said 4 years ago

    Hello Jennifer, I love the simplicity of your pieces. Keep doing this! I have favorited your shop and would love to visit and purchase! Great to read about you. All the very best and keep enjoying what you love! You are doing wonderful!

  • helenbobelen

    helenbobelen said 4 years ago

    Congrats Jennifer -- love how you are touching so many people's lives through your jewelry and writing (I'm going to click on your blog right now), much success to you!

  • Shallot

    Shallot said 4 years ago

    Beautiful works!

  • pickledogdesign

    pickledogdesign said 4 years ago

    Love, love, love your designs! Congrats on being featured—many wishes for continued success! We would love for you to visit our shop! : )

  • JudiesDesigns

    JudiesDesigns said 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your fearure! Absolutely unique shop. I love it.

  • kimberlyclarkson

    kimberlyclarkson said 4 years ago

    I love what you said about balancing family with what you do as well as finding that time to get out of the house and enjoying what nature has to offer. As a crafter/ artist i find it easy to to feel like you're in a bit of a rut when really what you need to do is take a moment to breathe. Great interview and great reminders! Congratulations on being featured! Kimmie :)

  • Goodthings88

    Goodthings88 said 4 years ago

    Enjoyed the interview and simplicity of your work. Good job!

  • glusk

    glusk said 4 years ago

    I've read the merry mishap blog for quite a while and it is as lovely as your shop!

  • steenoneill

    steenoneill said 4 years ago

    I dig the simplicity of the jewelry you make.

  • winzydesign

    Kate Cannon from WinzyDesign said 4 years ago

    I feel like your story very much mimics my own. I feel the same way about clearing my head, gaining inspiration, my husband as my support, and running after a (in my case) an 18 month old. I'm still new to Etsy, so the fact that you can do it, and be a featured seller means I can do it too. Thanks for giving me some drive.

  • theheirloomaddict

    theheirloomaddict from TheHeirloomAddict said 4 years ago

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your work.. I have mean meaning to purchase a necklace but there are sooo many I love. I better narrow it down soon. AJ

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