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Featured Seller: Orange is the Sun

Sep 5, 2011

by OrangeistheSun

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m Jennifer. I live in Houston, TX with my husband, Lee, and amazing three year old, Lotus Raye. I have a background in visual merchandising and interior design, and I love manipulating objects and materials to create something new and wonderful.

Orange is the Sun started after I left my career to stay home with my daughter. I soon realized that I needed a creative outlet. I was always on the search for simple, colorful jewelry to mix in with my favorite pieces, and I could never find anything that was just right. So, the cooper bracelet was born, and my shop grew from there.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
Play mommy. Listen to good music — I think music is transformative and can turn any situation into a positive one. Eat good food (as long as I don’t have to cook!). Entertain friends — there is nothing better than surrounding yourself with a wonderful community of people you love.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
It would be titled, We’ll See, because I always like to leave some wiggle room to change my mind.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Nature. Colorful cultures of the world: the Rajasthan region of India, the tribes of East Africa’s Omo Valley, Peru…this list could go on and on. Textiles, both vintage and modern. Bold, geometric art (Josef Albers, Rex Ray, etc.) My clients! I think everyone is naturally drawn to certain colors (for instance, I rarely use true blues), so sometimes when my clients send me a custom palette, I think “Wow, that looks great! I never would have thought to put those together.” It’s fun.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade means there is an inherent depth and emotion built into the piece.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
The many family members and friends who surround me. They protect and nurture my ability to continue to create and build. After 17 years of being together, my husband still has not given up trying to keep me calm and centered. My best friend, Huide, has been a tireless supporter from the beginning and gives me a healthy push when I need it.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I remember being very interested in design and color as a child, even when I didn’t always understand why. When I was very little I would ask my mom to “read” me the colors listed in the Avon book that was sent to our home.

I don’t think I actually thought of myself as a “creative” person until years ago when a supervisor of mine, Trent Wisehart (who became a wonderful friend), recognized a talent in me that I had never consciously realized. He is a remarkably creative person and was very inspirational to me early on as a creative thinker. It seems silly now, but I learned that you don’t have to be a painter or sculptor to be an “artist.”

How would you describe your creative process?
As unromantic as it might sound, I think everything beautiful has a built-in mathematical rhythm and balance. Something doesn’t look or feel “right” by happenstance, even if it seems like things are haphazard. I am always trying to find that wonderful natural ratio of texture, color, size and energy.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I couldn’t possibly pick just one. Bjork, because I think she is truly a genius. Even if you don’t like her work, you can appreciate the attention to detail and depth she puts into her craft. Wes Anderson, because he recognizes that the small things matter in the big picture. I could watch his movies on silent and still be happy. Basquiat, because he was such a seemingly troubled soul with so much to say.

Truly, I am in awe of most any craftsman, and I would be thrilled to watch anyone do something they love.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
I sincerely believe in the importance of surrounding yourself with objects that make you feel good, but I tend to cherish experiences over possessions. If I had to choose, I would say my wedding ring, because it was custom designed for me, and the craftsman who made it is a wonderful, wonderful man. Also, I have started a small collection of my daughter’s drawings, which are so thoughtful and sweet.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
My bigger problem is getting the cornucopia of ideas rushing around in my head onto paper before I forget them! And finding the time to work on them.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Living near the water with my family and a wonderful community of friends nearby, with lots of time for traveling and creating.

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Vintage FB Rogers silverplate pedestal candy dish | silverplated bowl
Vintage FB Rogers silverplate pedestal candy dish | silverplated bowl
OrangeistheSun
$18.00 USD
Vintage studio pottery planter | ceramic vase | houseplant pot | indoor plant container
Vintage studio pottery planter | ceramic vase | houseplant pot | indoor plant container
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Unique vintage glass tube bud vase with fluted edges and infinity base | flower vase
Unique vintage glass tube bud vase with fluted edges and infinity base | flower vase
OrangeistheSun
$22.00 USD
Vintage set two yellow mugs | ombre striped sunny yellow cups
Vintage set two yellow mugs | ombre striped sunny yellow cups
OrangeistheSun
$14.00 USD
Vintage black metal Thermos dometop "V" style lunchbox
Vintage black metal Thermos dometop "V" style lunchbox
OrangeistheSun
$38.00 USD
Vintage midcentury wood grain folding serving tray | party platter | table display | foldable picnic tray
Vintage midcentury wood grain folding serving tray | party platter | table display | foldable picnic tray
OrangeistheSun
$22.00 USD
Vintage Holiday Designs USA mushroom lid cookie jar | mid century | midcentury canister
Vintage Holiday Designs USA mushroom lid cookie jar | mid century | midcentury canister
OrangeistheSun
$56.00 USD
Vintage brass set - urn, pitcher, candleholder | brass collection vase candlestick
Vintage brass set - urn, pitcher, candleholder | brass collection vase candlestick
OrangeistheSun
$38.00 USD
Vintage brass houseplant pots | planter indoor plants
Vintage brass houseplant pots | planter indoor plants
OrangeistheSun
$36.00 USD
Vintage medium-sized brass houseplant pots | planter indoor plants
Vintage medium-sized brass houseplant pots | planter indoor plants
OrangeistheSun
$20.00 USD
Vintage MCM Oleg Cassini signed crystal candle holder | midcentury modern candlestick holder
Vintage MCM Oleg Cassini signed crystal candle holder | midcentury modern candlestick holder
OrangeistheSun
$30.00 USD
Vintage two handled gathering basket | rattan open weave | harvest basket | basket with handles
Vintage two handled gathering basket | rattan open weave | harvest basket | basket with handles
OrangeistheSun
$32.00 USD
Vintage rare red orange Zell am Harmersbach cups and bowls | set of four vintage MCM mugs and two bowls | West Germany pottery
Vintage rare red orange Zell am Harmersbach cups and bowls | set of four vintage MCM mugs and two bowls | West Germany pottery
OrangeistheSun
$52.00 USD
Vintage set Japanese floral black lacquer trays | serving nesting tray
Vintage set Japanese floral black lacquer trays | serving nesting tray
OrangeistheSun
$20.00 USD
Vintage Big Mac embroidered chambray button down shirt | size small | SM
Vintage Big Mac embroidered chambray button down shirt | size small | SM
OrangeistheSun
$48.00 USD
Vintage teak tray | wood serving dish | monkey pod plate | divided dish for entertaining
Vintage teak tray | wood serving dish | monkey pod plate | divided dish for entertaining
OrangeistheSun
$12.00 USD
Vintage set four handpainted stoneware Japanese mugs | stackable ceramic coffee cups | vintage set three studio pottery speckled brown mugs
Vintage set four handpainted stoneware Japanese mugs | stackable ceramic coffee cups | vintage set three studio pottery speckled brown mugs
OrangeistheSun
$18.00 USD
Vintage Royal Haeger white boco glaze container | satin finish vase with lid
Vintage Royal Haeger white boco glaze container | satin finish vase with lid
OrangeistheSun
$38.00 USD
Vintage brass apple bell | bells | pear bell
Vintage brass apple bell | bells | pear bell
OrangeistheSun
$14.00 USD
Vintage Fortecrisa pink depression glass teacups | set of four blush mugs |
Vintage Fortecrisa pink depression glass teacups | set of four blush mugs |
OrangeistheSun
$22.00 USD
Vintage original Coach New York mahogany crossbody bag | handbag | purse | Compact Pouch style
Vintage original Coach New York mahogany crossbody bag | handbag | purse | Compact Pouch style
OrangeistheSun
$95.00 USD
Vintage blue crown bean crock with handles | Robinson Ransbottom #3 bean pot | 3 quart
Vintage blue crown bean crock with handles | Robinson Ransbottom #3 bean pot | 3 quart
OrangeistheSun
$34.00 USD
Vintage palm frond etched cordial glasses set of two | cocktail aperatif barware
Vintage palm frond etched cordial glasses set of two | cocktail aperatif barware
OrangeistheSun
$14.00 USD
Vintage studio pottery vase | ceramic vessel | flower vase
Vintage studio pottery vase | ceramic vessel | flower vase
OrangeistheSun
$20.00 USD
Vintage milk glass folded edge vase | white glass planter | scalloped plant pot
Vintage milk glass folded edge vase | white glass planter | scalloped plant pot
OrangeistheSun
$14.00 USD
Vintage bud vases | studio pottery | brass | hand turned wood | flower vase
Vintage bud vases | studio pottery | brass | hand turned wood | flower vase
OrangeistheSun
$10.00 USD
Vintage wicker houseplant basket set of four | rattan planter baskets | indoor plant | houseplants
Vintage wicker houseplant basket set of four | rattan planter baskets | indoor plant | houseplants
OrangeistheSun
$42.00 USD
Vintage bamboo wicker houseplant basket set of three | rattan planter baskets | indoor plant | houseplants
Vintage bamboo wicker houseplant basket set of three | rattan planter baskets | indoor plant | houseplants
OrangeistheSun
$52.00 USD
Vintage amber mid century set of 9 water and juice glasses | minimalist design drinkware
Vintage amber mid century set of 9 water and juice glasses | minimalist design drinkware
OrangeistheSun
$34.00 USD
Vintage E. O. Brody green pedestal candy dish | glass bowl | compote
Vintage E. O. Brody green pedestal candy dish | glass bowl | compote
OrangeistheSun
$14.00 USD
Vintage set of 7 Indiana Glass Glacier clear water goblets | textured glasses | water goblet
Vintage set of 7 Indiana Glass Glacier clear water goblets | textured glasses | water goblet
OrangeistheSun
$32.00 USD
Vintage set of 12 Fostoria Princess Gray glasses | grey glass with black stem and base | 6 water goblets and 6 wine glasses
Vintage set of 12 Fostoria Princess Gray glasses | grey glass with black stem and base | 6 water goblets and 6 wine glasses
OrangeistheSun
$148.00 USD
Vintage wall numbers | address numbers | house numbers
Vintage wall numbers | address numbers | house numbers
OrangeistheSun
$20.00 USD

248 comments

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 7 years ago

    Beautiful handmade definition, beautiful pieces! Great feature!

  • NangijalaJewelry

    NangijalaJewelry said 7 years ago

    Beautiful shop, woman and interview! Congrats on the feature :-)

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 7 years ago

    I can see the ratios & rhythms in your work. Your colors are so vibrant! Gorgeous work! Congrats on the feature!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful and I love the colors. You are doing so good and I thank you for the inspiring interview.

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Your work is beautiful. Love your shop!

  • marylouiseevans

    marylouiseevans said 7 years ago

    What lovely work! And great to peek into your studio,would love to see more.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 7 years ago

    wow I love the vibrant colours in your work and photos, really pretty. Was so nice to read your story too, congratulations!

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on the feature!

  • rebeccasanchez

    rebeccasanchez said 7 years ago

    Love your use of color! Congratulations!

  • prunellasoap

    prunellasoap said 7 years ago

    congrats! fabulous shop!

  • aostudio9

    aostudio9 said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Love the bracelet stacks, great energy!

  • ekra

    ekra said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congratulations!

  • Armalique

    Armalique said 7 years ago

    I enjoyed reading about the "built-in mathematical rhythm and balance" of objects. Amazing work and congrats on the interview :)

  • MilkandHoneyHandbags

    MilkandHoneyHandbags said 7 years ago

    You have a gorgeous shop! Congratulations!

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 7 years ago

    Wow, love your designs, such a magical use of colour!! Congrats and continued success!!

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful work-so balanced and you certainly have the eye! Best wishes for continued success!

  • trottinette

    trottinette said 7 years ago

    Love your colorful work !

  • HolmesandWatson

    HolmesandWatson said 7 years ago

    "As unromantic as it might sound, I think everything beautiful has a built-in mathematical rhythm and balance." I feel much the same! A great interview and a fabulous shop; it's refreshing to see bold splashes of colour. Congratulations on the feature!

  • aschwer

    aschwer said 7 years ago

    Amazing pieces. Love your work! Congrats on the feature!

  • rosebudshome

    rosebudshome said 7 years ago

    When i look at your work It makes me smile and I think FUN!

  • ElisaGomez

    ElisaGomez said 7 years ago

    Love the use of color....even just reading your words I can feel the passion in which you say them :) bad ass!

  • sparklefarm

    sparklefarm said 7 years ago

    >> I've admired your work for some time now. Congratulations on the article and getting to do what you love! <<

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Jennifer!!

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 7 years ago

    Delightful story and work! Congratulations on the feature! Blessings on you, your family, and your shop, Hannah Jasmine

  • rjarrow

    rjarrow said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Jennifer! I love your work!

  • sunrisetreasures

    sunrisetreasures said 7 years ago

    So nice to see the beautiful face behind one of my favorites shops! Lovely article. Congratulations :)

  • wwbc

    wwbc said 7 years ago

    Wonderful and vibrant work! Love what you say about finding the ratio of texture, color, size and energy. Happy creating!

  • EmeraldCut

    EmeraldCut said 7 years ago

    I LOVE your shop aesthetic and interview--such positive energy! Congrats on being a Featured Seller!

  • DollsAndDaydreams

    DollsAndDaydreams said 7 years ago

    I love the fact that your daughter's drawings are one of your most cherished handmade possession .... I would have to agree with you, I keep my daughters too, and love each one :)

  • KKSimpleRegalJewelry

    KKSimpleRegalJewelry said 7 years ago

    Very interesting! Congrats! ~KK~

  • amberike

    amberike said 7 years ago

    Congrats Jennifer. I love your work and colors.

  • BabyOasis

    BabyOasis said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature :)

  • adoreneko

    adoreneko said 7 years ago

    Your pieces are inspiring. They definitely bring out the warmth and happiness of handmade.

  • CitiesAndClouds

    CitiesAndClouds said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your success! Your vibrance is so refreshing. Keep up the good work!

  • FauxFurPetBakery

    FauxFurPetBakery said 7 years ago

    What a delightful woman, shop and feature! Best wishes to you and your family in the future. Happy creating!

  • nataliehopeful

    nataliehopeful said 7 years ago

    This is just lovely. I so enjoyed reading your feature. And of course, the colors in your shop are beautiful.

  • StyleGraphicDesign

    StyleGraphicDesign said 7 years ago

    Very beautiful items! Congrats!

  • isewcute

    isewcute said 7 years ago

    I love the bright colors in your pieces! Great work!

  • pillowfactory

    pillowfactory said 7 years ago

    congratulations on the feature jennifer, i found your shop a while back and it was love at first sight!!

  • ArtPhotosDiana

    ArtPhotosDiana said 7 years ago

    love jennifer's work. thanks for the focus on her shop.

  • themefragrance

    themefragrance said 7 years ago

    i love these bracelets-epitome of cool and color fantastic!

  • PaperedFair

    PaperedFair said 7 years ago

    beautiful. congrats

  • HuideDevore

    HuideDevore said 7 years ago

    I'm so proud of you!

  • 256eclectica

    256eclectica said 7 years ago

    I've long loved your work! This feature is well-deserved.

  • nikkielleon

    nikkielleon said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful colors!

  • LuzAmigurumiPatterns

    LuzAmigurumiPatterns said 7 years ago

    Beautiful colours!!! Love them! Congratulations on the feature!

  • mosaichick

    mosaichick said 7 years ago

    Exciting and wonderful. Loving it!

  • IngasGems

    IngasGems said 7 years ago

    Lovely! Such bright colors!

  • janellehaskin

    janellehaskin said 7 years ago

    You have such a great, bright shop! Congratulations!!!!

  • tyramade

    tyramade said 7 years ago

    What a treat to see the artist behind one of my favorite shops! Wonderful feature!

  • StrapTeeze

    StrapTeeze said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful, I love your definition of Handmade. Congratulations on a wonderful story! Also from Houston, I hope to see your work someday in the many unique boutiques around town. As a fellow Houstonian, I, like you, hope to live near the water someday too.

  • AronaWalsh

    AronaWalsh said 7 years ago

    Your jewelry is so unique and beautiful, and your interview was so sincere and interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 7 years ago

    I love your products...all the colors and the designs are perfect. Congrats to you and your family!

  • stephaniemonroe

    stephaniemonroe said 7 years ago

    You have a definite eye for color. Energetic and vibrant colors that give off a radiant glow. I love the simplicity and function of your items. Congrats on your feature and I love your daughter's name.

  • needleyou

    needleyou said 7 years ago

    Beautiful accessories! Been admiring your work for a while now. Congrats & continued success : )

  • MadeinMogotes

    MadeinMogotes said 7 years ago

    One of my favorite shops in a while - I LOVE the bracelets. Awesome.

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 7 years ago

    lovely

  • delmarlady

    delmarlady said 7 years ago

    Well I discovered your beautiful shop during the wee hours of last night and here you are featured. Inspiring and lovely.

  • AdornmentsbyDebbie

    AdornmentsbyDebbie said 7 years ago

    You have beautiful pieces and a great eye for color and design--congrats on being featured.

  • kararane

    kararane said 7 years ago

    modern and natural~ really enjoy the color. & agree Bjork is genius*

  • finethreadz

    finethreadz said 7 years ago

    Wonderful creations! Congrats to you!!!

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry said 7 years ago

    love your whole shop!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the feature!

  • ItsyBitsyCritters

    ItsyBitsyCritters said 7 years ago

    Your work is so simple yet beautiful! It's nice to see a fellow Texan getting featured! Congrats!

  • eighttwosix

    eighttwosix said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Very inspiring, very beautiful work!

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 7 years ago

    Congrats !!! Wonderful shop !!!

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina said 7 years ago

    Lovely shop! Fantastic products! Congrats on the feature!

  • gardenmis

    gardenmis said 7 years ago

    Lovely shop ~ gorgeous use of vibrant colors! Congrats on being FS :) May your all your dreams come true!

  • Inkrements

    Inkrements said 7 years ago

    Your pieces are so great! Such beautiful color schemes in your work!

  • Kankou

    Kankou said 7 years ago

    Awesome creations!!!

  • Toshisworld

    Toshisworld said 7 years ago

    Love your work!!!

  • JLCrochetedCreations

    JLCrochetedCreations said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Beautiful work! Love all the fun colors and how you put them together. And your work is so neat:) continued success!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 7 years ago

    great stuff.. congrats

  • scandivintage

    scandivintage said 7 years ago

    Thank you for bringing color to a dark Swedish evening. :)

  • BizzieLane

    BizzieLane said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! I love what you said "It seems silly now, but I learned that you don’t have to be a painter or sculptor to be an “artist". " I felt the same way at one point. ~ Be Blessed!

  • cartonBois

    cartonBois said 7 years ago

    congrats.. I love your colors :)

  • BlahBlahFashionista

    BlahBlahFashionista said 7 years ago

    Congratulations! Your bracelets are wonderful.

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 7 years ago

    Congratulations. I really enjoy the colors and the mixed media in your creations. Good luck in your journey!

  • MadisonStreetBeauty

    MadisonStreetBeauty said 7 years ago

    congrats! I love your bracelets

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on this wonderful feature! So well deserved - your shop is awesome! I love your bold use of color! Best wishes!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 7 years ago

    Wonderful feature. Your colorful, spirited jewelry is Beautiful! Congrats on your success!

  • MagpieWorkshop

    MagpieWorkshop said 7 years ago

    Love the balance of color and pattern in your pieces.

  • larajb217

    larajb217 said 7 years ago

    Just beautiful... congrats!

  • muruach

    muruach said 7 years ago

    great interview and love your shop, congrats!

  • redspirit

    redspirit said 7 years ago

    I love your shop and I love that you use so many beautiful bright colours.

  • OscarDeanPhotography

    OscarDeanPhotography said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • yalipaz

    yalipaz said 7 years ago

    Beautiful creations!! Love your color combo!! Congrats on the feature!!!

  • RareDesign

    RareDesign said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • PouchStyle

    PouchStyle said 7 years ago

    Hi Jennifer! Your work is amazing, gorgeous color combinations. Continued success.

  • MaryFosterCreative

    MaryFosterCreative said 7 years ago

    Wonderful work and interview!

  • aldontrujacks

    aldontrujacks said 7 years ago

    Your work is beautiful. It is amazing that a simple design like your copper bracelet can be made so many different ways and every one is beautiful. Makes me think of snowflakes! Blessings and continued good health.

  • JewelsbyJasmin

    JewelsbyJasmin said 7 years ago

    Love your bright colours combinations!

  • CocoagirlnLush

    CocoagirlnLush said 7 years ago

    It is so cool to see a fellow Texan as a "Featured Seller." You are a true inspiration. I love the bright artistic vibe your pieces give out. It is obvious that you pour your heart into each and every work of art. Peace&Love~cgnl (Yvonne)

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 7 years ago

    beautiful

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 7 years ago

    so beautiful

  • LaTouchables

    LaTouchables said 7 years ago

    I love your work, and it's great to see you made featured artist. Congratulations!

  • MissBird

    MissBird said 7 years ago

    Congrats!! Wonderful interview! :)

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!

  • boobsRus

    boobsRus said 7 years ago

    I love your creativity! Congrats on being a featured seller!

  • greenphilosophie

    greenphilosophie said 7 years ago

    ♥...:)

  • DorisMaryDesigns88

    DorisMaryDesigns88 said 7 years ago

    I Absoloutely Love Your Bracelets, They Are Epic!! Congrats on being a featured seller!! x

  • bloominhappy2009

    bloominhappy2009 said 7 years ago

    Your work is just simply beautiful. Congratulations :)

  • AdeloCreations

    AdeloCreations said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being featured seller!I enjoyed the interview and the definition of handmade...wonderful!

  • asileoriginals

    asileoriginals said 7 years ago

    Great interview, great shop, congratulations!

  • teatimeandroses

    teatimeandroses said 7 years ago

    Lovely and inspiring interview! Smiles....

  • Jasminepots

    Jasminepots said 7 years ago

    Love the vibrancy of the work, classy and sassy. Enjoyed reading your interview!

  • CelebrateToday

    CelebrateToday said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! So fun to get a peek into your work!

  • flytie

    flytie said 7 years ago

    great feature and interview!

  • charmednecklaces

    charmednecklaces said 7 years ago

    LOVE your daughter's name!

  • haaallix3

    haaallix3 said 7 years ago

    Jennifer, you are truly a beautiful person inside and out. I love all of the bracelets that you have made for me. Thank you so much!

  • lilworkerb

    lilworkerb said 7 years ago

    Lovely!

  • TheBerryPress

    TheBerryPress said 7 years ago

    Beautiful bracelets!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!!!

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 7 years ago

    Congrats on being featured seller. LOVE your work and bracelets. Wishes for many more success :-o)

  • withlovemandy

    withlovemandy said 7 years ago

    Lol, I totally get the color obsession - the "reading of the avon colors" brings back memories...

  • livingstonandporter

    livingstonandporter said 7 years ago

    So happy to be a proud owner of one of your pieces! Each one a little work of art. HAPPY HAPPY for YOU!

  • pesoneto

    pesoneto said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on being a Featured Seller. Your jewelry is so beautiful! I'm getting my order ready for the holidays.

  • DanisWorld

    DanisWorld said 7 years ago

    Everything is so beautiful, this is great inspiration!

  • YellowViolet

    YellowViolet said 7 years ago

    I really love your bracelets...so simple but so beautiful, fun and affordable! I'm so glad you got featured - good for you! Keep up the good work!

  • CatsAroundTheCorner

    CatsAroundTheCorner said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous pieces, wonderful bio and lovely picture of you, Jennifer.

  • AuroraVk

    AuroraVk said 7 years ago

    You deserve it!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 7 years ago

    gorgeous woman!

  • WalterSilva

    WalterSilva said 7 years ago

    Nice interview!

  • GenniandGina

    GenniandGina said 7 years ago

    I love love love love this! Congrats

  • linds2001

    linds2001 said 7 years ago

    so excited to see that you are featured!!! LOVe your work!! Congrats!

  • bedouin

    bedouin said 7 years ago

    Your individuality rocks!

  • ccdoodle

    ccdoodle said 7 years ago

    i love your simplicity, use of bright color combos, and textures! wonderful shop! congratulations:)

  • printerettepress

    printerettepress said 7 years ago

    I came across your shop the other day and just totally swooned! I can't wait to place an order as soon as I figure out what I want! (Too bad I can't have it all....).

  • owlmeetsfairy

    owlmeetsfairy said 7 years ago

    such fun colours, i love your designwork

  • SilentDays

    SilentDays said 7 years ago

    So intricate, yet simple. I love these!

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 7 years ago

    I love your color sense. Beautiful.

  • subtleacts

    subtleacts said 7 years ago

    What a great feature!! Congratulations!

  • CreationsByJennif

    CreationsByJennif said 7 years ago

    Your creation is sooo beautiful, wonderful colors, love, love, love~~ congrats on the feature!!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Pretty shop. Congrats.

  • Tanith

    Tanith said 7 years ago

    Beautiful unique designs.

  • diymold

    diymold said 7 years ago

    Very beautiful.

  • FolkandFairyTale

    FolkandFairyTale said 7 years ago

    amazing colors and style! Cute as can be!

  • OrangeistheSun

    OrangeistheSun said 7 years ago

    I am overwhelmed and overjoyed by all the positive comments and encouragement I have received today. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • ConfettiWestern

    ConfettiWestern said 7 years ago

    Woot woot to Wes Anderson!

  • MarshiaCy

    MarshiaCy said 7 years ago

    Definitely one of my favorite shops here on Etsy!! I just love everything ! Congratulations Jennifer! :)

  • 5gardenias

    5gardenias said 7 years ago

    beautiful in every way! i adore your sense of color, balance and play-- congrats on a super feature .... and i love wes anderson too-- you summed his work up perfectly! best wishes for years of creativity ahead!

  • Powerofflower

    Powerofflower said 7 years ago

    Well done! Great shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 7 years ago

    Love your bracelets with all the colour and your other items that you make, like the necklace and pendent - so nice! Wishing you and your family all the best!

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad said 7 years ago

    lovely shop - great interview

  • outofline

    outofline said 7 years ago

    LOVE your use of color, great work, congrats!

  • Epiphany6andCo

    Epiphany6andCo said 7 years ago

    So happy for you! Your shop makes me smile! Congratulations from one Houstonian to another.;)

  • babybayrs

    babybayrs said 7 years ago

    Truely beautiful combination of color, shape and texture!

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 7 years ago

    Your work is vibrant and fresh ~ really lovely! All the very best to you.

  • issiMya

    issiMya said 7 years ago

    Wow Jennifer, your work is gorgeous, you make good reading too and your ethos reminds me of my own style. Well done!

  • justfewofakind

    justfewofakind said 7 years ago

    i love ALL your designs ! :)

  • amartisan

    amartisan said 7 years ago

    Amazing work, I just love everything ! Congratulations Jennifer! :)

  • Beatrijs

    Beatrijs said 7 years ago

    So colourful

  • chanchala

    chanchala said 7 years ago

    I love your colours and your wonderful work.

  • chloescrochetcloset

    chloescrochetcloset said 7 years ago

    Love your shop!!! So unique and fun!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 7 years ago

    love love the textures and the colours........... best wishes olive X

  • JoArtyJo

    JoArtyJo said 7 years ago

    I can see the love in your work, you are very inspiring, a lovely article!

  • SweetlyWrapped

    SweetlyWrapped said 7 years ago

    What wonderful colourful pieces! Very fitting for your shop name :) Lv it! xX

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 7 years ago

    i love the colours in your work and your outlook. also share your love of bjork and wes anderson! congrats on the feature :)

  • ArleenDesign

    ArleenDesign said 7 years ago

    Beautiful and vibrant work.Congrats and more power!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 7 years ago

    Your shop was one of the first I came across when I got involved with etsy. Love your vibrant creations and the cultural roots that they hold. Best wishes for a completely successful future! Aloha!

  • LaughingMoonCreation

    LaughingMoonCreation said 7 years ago

    I to started creating to find an outlet after having my daughter. One of the best things is finding kinship when reading these etsy articles. Love hearing about your life and creative process. Congratulations on being featured and much success to you and your shop.

  • abbyberkson

    abbyberkson said 7 years ago

    lovely work and a great interview!

  • BonChatBoutique

    BonChatBoutique said 7 years ago

    Love the colour combo!

  • cocoricooo

    cocoricooo said 7 years ago

    Great perspective and vision. I truely enjoy and learn from your interview. Happy creating :-)

  • bernabermek

    bernabermek said 7 years ago

    congrats!

  • HoneysucklesCandles

    HoneysucklesCandles said 7 years ago

    You are funky cool! Very inspirational to stay true to yourself, Thank you!

  • 23lili

    23lili said 7 years ago

    such a great inspiration! thank you for sharing :D

  • jenkra

    jenkra said 7 years ago

    Beautiful interview & gorgeous work!!! :)

  • blissbarssoap

    blissbarssoap said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous :-)

  • EdiesLab

    EdiesLab said 7 years ago

    congratulations! i wear my necklace daily

  • sojooriginals

    sojooriginals said 7 years ago

    so simple yet so stunning. congrats!

  • TheJuteJoint

    TheJuteJoint said 7 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL PIECES!!!!

  • MishaGirl

    MishaGirl said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous colors...I really love the necklaces! Congrats on your feature.

  • PonderandStitch

    PonderandStitch said 7 years ago

    Ahhhhhhhh!!! SOOOO awesome to see you here! :) I love my orangeisthesun bracelet. xoxo

  • ShereesAtelier

    ShereesAtelier said 7 years ago

    Such beautiful work...great feature!

  • coonbelle

    coonbelle said 7 years ago

    Congratulations...your interview is very inspirational and your work is beautiful!

  • bnme

    bnme said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, lovely, inspiring collection. Congratulations!

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 7 years ago

    Wow, beautiful, colorful work.......a reflection of the maker : )

  • aspendreams

    aspendreams said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your feature. Very beautiful collection.

  • SpottedFish

    SpottedFish said 7 years ago

    Love your colorful shop, congrats on the feature!

  • post082010

    post082010 said 7 years ago

    Positive vibrations throughout in a mathematical way ... of course :) <3

  • violintide

    violintide said 7 years ago

    Awesome shop! Congrats on the feature!

  • MandyBesek

    MandyBesek said 7 years ago

    Congrats Jen!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    i love the closure on the cooper bracelet. absolutely amazing work!

  • chainchainchained

    chainchainchained said 7 years ago

    beeeeeautiful!

  • roseglen

    roseglen said 7 years ago

    Being a featured seller is so cool as I get a sneak peak into your life, congrats to you

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous jewelry and love your interview! Congratulations!

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean said 7 years ago

    love love love!

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Love your shop! Your work is beautiful!!!

  • LilDebbie

    LilDebbie said 7 years ago

    Great... bright...cheerful and organic!

  • ClayCat

    ClayCat said 7 years ago

    Beautiful work, great interview, very inspirational... love your shop!

  • TimelessPerfection

    TimelessPerfection said 7 years ago

    Iove,love,love your bright colors!

  • EdensEndeavors

    EdensEndeavors said 7 years ago

    Love, love, love the colors! Great interview.

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 7 years ago

    Awesome article! I love her work!

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 7 years ago

    Congrats!

  • petalandpink

    petalandpink said 7 years ago

    Great, and inspirational story. I love the colors in her work.

  • CrawfordHouse

    CrawfordHouse said 7 years ago

    Beautiful story. Bright cheerful and unique. I can COMPLETELY relate to the "We'll see" mantra. I hate hate hate being locked in. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • jackandjillwedding

    jackandjillwedding said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your featured post! LOVE the cooper bracelet. Great work!

  • alwaysHope

    alwaysHope said 7 years ago

    So nice to see Jennifer's talent featured. I love all my jewelry by Orange in the Sun!

  • amyscreativecorner

    amyscreativecorner said 7 years ago

    love these colors!

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos said 7 years ago

    I love your designs! So bright and cheerful! I also joined Etsy after having children. I love to see other moms working from home, just like me! Congratulations and much success!!!!!

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 7 years ago

    Simple, fun, beautiful product. Congrats!

  • deLcobrestudio

    deLcobrestudio said 7 years ago

    Love your shop ... Congrats !!!

  • pommepoire

    pommepoire said 7 years ago

    wow!

  • mysticrafts

    mysticrafts said 7 years ago

    Love your work! Congrats:-)

  • BrookeJewelry

    BrookeJewelry said 7 years ago

    Great feature, beautiful jewelry

  • silversamba

    silversamba said 7 years ago

    lovely feature! thanks for an inspiring read :) alana

  • roobs2868

    roobs2868 said 7 years ago

    your a great artist!!! you should get in contact with my husband and have him get you on board with Tallcat.com as a beta user for their upcoming website. contact at ryan@tallcat.com

  • todomini

    todomini said 7 years ago

    Great work! Congrats!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 7 years ago

    OMG I love your artistic talent! Thank you for sharing your life and your work with all of us. I just loved reading your interview and looking at your shop! Good luck and congrats on working from home and being your little girl's mommy.

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, your work is gorgeous! Best of luck!!!

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana said 7 years ago

    Lovely work! Congrats on your feature!

  • jessicawoodcapps

    jessicawoodcapps said 7 years ago

    Beautiful, just beautiful. Keep up the good work!

  • byjodi

    byjodi said 7 years ago

    What an incredibly well written interview! You really have given us a glimpse into the person behind the craft in such an eloquent way. There is something you said, " I think everything beautiful has a built-in mathematical rhythm and balance." that was put SO perfectly! I have often related design to math and rhythm and it is amazing to hear another designer put it to words. Your work is gorgeous!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • luckyspotshop

    luckyspotshop said 7 years ago

    You are very inspiring! And I love your jewelry and visiting your shop!

  • IslaNewYork

    IslaNewYork said 7 years ago

    I've long been a fan of this shop! So glad that she's featured seller! Her use of color and shape is beautiful and inspiring :)

  • foxyvintage

    foxyvintage said 7 years ago

    Beautiful designs! Keep up the good work!

  • BlueberryAsh

    BlueberryAsh said 7 years ago

    Wow, gorgeous fun colourful jewellery! Inspiring article! Congratulations!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Jennifer, you make beautiful creations. Congrats on the feature!!!

  • LittleSmilesBoutique

    LittleSmilesBoutique said 7 years ago

    I absolutely love colours. This feature was beautifully written and I found it very inspiring. Thanks for adding colour to our world. Smiles!

  • girlwitharadiomind

    girlwitharadiomind said 7 years ago

    It's so nice to finally see the artist behind your beautiful shop. Have always love your shop! Great article. oh! and I love your daughter's name. :)

  • pasin

    pasin said 7 years ago

    Congrats! Your work is beautiful. Love your shop!

  • KomebackKitsch

    KomebackKitsch said 7 years ago

    I appreciated the reminder that art encompasses many things and that wiggle room is important! I also found it fascinating that you had your mother "read' you the colors in the Avon book. The Avon lady's visits were always cause for excitement at our house - she was quite the character - but that's another story!

  • MaderaDelMar

    MaderaDelMar said 7 years ago

    Congratulations on the wonderful creative outlet you have found for yourself :) Thank you for the inspiring interview!!!

  • Vladilenashandmade

    Vladilenashandmade said 7 years ago

    Congratulations Jennifer! I love your work!

  • brillianttreescoll

    brillianttreescoll said 7 years ago

    I just love your pieces - stunning colours!

  • Eleven35

    Eleven35 said 7 years ago

    I love your work, so beautiful! Congrats on the feature :)

  • FlipFlopFancy

    FlipFlopFancy said 7 years ago

    These are so gorgous!! Congrats on the feature!!

  • vaniasartshop

    vaniasartshop said 7 years ago

    really beautiful work! love it :D

  • LaBohemeBijoux

    LaBohemeBijoux said 7 years ago

    Great feature!! I love your colorful, modern designs. Your shop is a breath of fresh air.

  • kimsujo

    kimsujo said 7 years ago

    I love your work Jennifer. I love it's simplicity and it's boldness. You can tell each of your pieces has a little soul somewhere in there. Congrats on the feature!!!

  • Theartinme

    Theartinme said 7 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work! Congratulations!!!! x

  • rajasthanhandicraft

    rajasthanhandicraft said 7 years ago

    Great post! Love the stuffs..........

  • Giftedpapers

    Giftedpapers said 7 years ago

    I love the simplicity and beauty of your designs and color choices. Just fantastic! It is both refreshing and inspiring to see such a beautiful artist of color being featured this time. Congrats and keep up the good work.

  • HardlySimpleDesigns

    HardlySimpleDesigns said 7 years ago

    Your bracelets are so wonderful! The color combinations are perfect harmony. Your inspirations truly shine through your work. Congrats on the feature, it is well deserved! :)

  • absolutefunnytshirts

    absolutefunnytshirts said 7 years ago

    nice work keep it up

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 7 years ago

    I love the color!

  • MarieVaughnDesign

    MarieVaughnDesign said 7 years ago

    Great Read! I too sometimes have problems sorting thorough a flowing gold rush of ideas!

  • autumnvelvetrose

    autumnvelvetrose said 7 years ago

    such talent!

  • ThePoshPeacock

    ThePoshPeacock said 7 years ago

    I love your work, your shop, your insight, artistic views.... I could go on & on, but I think I'll leave room for others to compliment you too, lol;)Congradulations on your feature!

  • BellaPuzzlesToo

    BellaPuzzlesToo said 7 years ago

    What beautiful work, and what a wonderful interview. Best wishes.

  • klassyjoolz

    klassyjoolz said 7 years ago

    Congrats on your feature and you pretty colorful bracelets!!

  • jillianponsonby

    jillianponsonby said 7 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful.. keep up the great work, the colours are amazing.. love it...

  • Craftduck

    Craftduck said 7 years ago

    I really like Jennifer's work, so bright, colourful, vibrant with energy and personality and at the same time calm, simple. Brava!

  • cameowhite

    cameowhite said 7 years ago

    Your article made my day.... In a bit of a funk today.... Love Your Work... Micheale

  • Willowette

    Willowette said 7 years ago

    So cool, I also believe in surrounding yourself with things that make you feel good - that is why I surround myself with crystals and make jewelry with crystals. It definitely makes me feel good.....very healing...love the colors in your work. Congrads on being featured!!

  • DeLislesRustTreasure

    DeLislesRustTreasure said 7 years ago

    I love your style, its so new and fresh. Great job.

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