Studio Saturday with Jennifer Jangles

Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you’ll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner. Congratulations Malin De Koning , you won on of Cindy’s Wired Red Lotus Pods. .

This week we are in the studio of Jennifer Jangles.

Hi everyone, last month I was working on setting up my new studio and store. Guess what…I am still working on it! I feel like I am making great progress, but I have to admit, I had no idea what was involved with doing this. The studio was up and running enough to make beads and buttons right away. It’s all the little things that I am still working on. Last week I tackled the gallery display. I will be making work and filling the store as I go. I thought if I got the “bones” of the space all ready, it would be much easier.

This is what I did…

First I had really dirty and ugly peel and stick tile on the floor, but since the space is rented I didn’t want to tear anything up. I bought vinyl the size of the shop and taped it down. Did you know they sell double sided tape especially for vinyl flooring? If I had known that I would of changed floors in most of my studios. It was a really inexpensive fix.

Next I hit the restore, after taking inventory of what I had for displays. I found a large metal book shelf for 10.00 and a corner desk cabinet that was solid wood for 75.00. To make the place all flow, I painted everything white. I really wanted my bright work to shine, not the fixtures. I did decide on one accent color. I need some large pops of color. I, of course, choose lime green. Actually it’s called lemon grass. I could paint my entire house in it I love it so much.

I figured by the time it’s my turn for studio Saturday again the store will be up and running. Yikes, I can’t believe that! But I am working on some Art Bead Scene posts for in the meantime on display ideas. I have been playing around with all sorts of ideas and thought I would share some with you.
My question for this week is about color. If you had to choose one for your signature color, what would it be?

Leave me a comment and you could win one of my new spring bead sets.

And if you want to win more…I started a contest today on my blog that runs until Monday. It’s called “Guess What’s in the Box?”

Happy Saturday!

Jennifer Jangles

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42 Comment

  1. Alice
    January 29, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Your studio looks great! I love how the little touches of green really bring it to life.

    I find that I keep coming back to the color blue–in all shades. Can't seem to keep away from it.

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  2. Sandi Volpe
    January 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm


    Blue in a multitude of shades is my favorite color:-)

    Beautiful studio!!


  3. Sabine
    January 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Wow! What a great necklace. I love the cicada – it takes me back to my childhood where we would pinch the cicada husks onto our clothes like brooches.


  4. JeannieK
    January 29, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I see all colors equal. I love them all. They all have a purpose.

  5. Emma Dilemma
    January 29, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I've always thought of my signature colour being a bright sahde of pink.. although somedays I think it should be more raspberry… and yet, time and time again I realize that the colour I use most if purple. How does that make sense? 😉

  6. moonlitfantaseas
    January 29, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    I think mt signature color is…….well its a group of colors, I tend to gravitate towards fall colors, coppers, bronzes, golds, firey reds, could be because I am a fire sign….and as I get older I like them even more, I used to be uncomfortable with reds, guess I had to grow into them

  7. cindydolezaldesigns
    January 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    One color. It would have to be a shade of bluey green. Something that if you look at it, you have to think, is that blue or is that green? Soft watery, mossy tranquil.

  8. Beadroe
    January 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    You are very brave with color, I wish I had that much confidence with color. Really cute.

  9. EB Bead and Metal Works
    January 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Your studio is looking great! I love the pops of color. It is hard to say what our signature color is. I love yellow, which I just painted my kitchen this week. But I would think mom and I gravitate towards deep rich colors.

  10. Malin de Koning
    January 29, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I won them!
    I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy about that.
    Thank you thank you thank you!

    My signature colour would be green. One which is kind of between kelly green and lime green, sort of.

    And Jennifer, I really like the bead sets you have for sale in your Etsy shop. I marked a few of them as my favourites the other day.

    Thanks for the tip about the vinyl floor, I'll look into that myself.

    All my best,

  11. Kell
    January 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Blue would definitely have to be my signature color. Even if I go out bead shopping with the intention of buying a different color, I find something in blue that I just HAVE to have. I can't help it. Beads just look prettier in blue.

  12. Coty
    January 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    My signature color would be red. It's sexy, warm, fiery, festive….

  13. Beth
    January 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    I would have to choose- combinations of blues and purples– I always gravitate to those– love the studio


  14. Erin S
    January 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    My signature color would be orange or bright yellow. There's just a funkiness about them that I think expresses my attitude towards life.
    Erin S

  15. fireflymyst
    January 29, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    My signature colors are purple and yellow.

    I love your studio pics!!


  16. JenniferJangles
    January 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Wow, lots of blue lovers out there. Turquoise is probably my second favorite color.

  17. JenniferJangles
    January 29, 2011 at 7:32 pm


    I still wear the cicada husks…I love them.

  18. JenniferJangles
    January 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Malin, Thanks for adding my beads to your favorites.

    The vinyl floor tape is awesome!

  19. baglady
    January 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    love the color in your studio…if I picked a color, I would pick turquoise- a shade of the ocean 🙂

  20. Lynn
    January 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    The studio is coming along great! the poppin' green is a perfect touch.

    I would have to say a deep raspberry would be a color for me. thanks for the chance at the necklace piece – its awesome!

  21. Liz H.
    January 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I love your shop! The black and white floors are comtemporary yet classic and bright colored patterns just POP!

    My favorite used to be pink and red hues. I didn't like blue…that is until my house was populated with 4 boys. They have persuaded me and now I have the blues! (in a good way) I always seem to gravitate to those blue beads especially aqua and turqoise.
    Liz H.

  22. stacilouise
    January 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I don't know if I could choose just one. I guess it would be chartruese(ish) green.
    (I am pretty sure I spelled that wrong)

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  23. lynsey
    January 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    hmmmmm i dont think i have a signiture colour for my bead work, i dont like to limit myself, but if i was thinking about a studio, i love antiques so i think Rich dark colours, mahogany brown, reds rich deep blues makes me go ooooooohhhh just thinking about it

    i love your wonderful spacious studio, i dream of having one like that one day

  24. Susanm
    January 30, 2011 at 12:12 am

    Hard for me to choose just one! Lately my go-to colour is purple. My work clothes are predominatly black and purple works well with it, no matter the season.

  25. Lois Moon
    January 30, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Periwinkle. I would normally say pale sky blue, but I have been moving toward purples and am in love with periwinkle.

  26. Rebecca
    January 30, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Loving the green! If it were me, I would have to go for turquoise….I cant get enough of it!

  27. Gail W.
    January 30, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Cranberry is my favorite color.I didn't always know this,but after moving a few times,buying drapes,rugs,towels,lipstick&hair color in the cranberry color field,I fiquered it must be my favorite.When I think about it,my profile pic on Face,I have on a dark cranberry color.But I tell people green is my fav,cause it matches my eyes.Does that make sense?

  28. rosebud101
    January 30, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Jennifer, your studio looks like you–full of energy and fun!

  29. Lisa Godfrey
    January 30, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Your studio looks amazing!! It's so lively and bright! My signature color would have to be fuschia. I have several pairs of fuschia shoes, a purse, tons of tops. I just gravitate towards it. Funny thing is I don't work with it a lot in my jewelry but I sure do wear it a lot! 🙂

  30. Joyce
    January 30, 2011 at 4:34 am

    The color I love is lime green!

  31. Marian Hertzog
    January 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Your studio is inviting! It is fresh and fun… good choices on color. I think you will showcase your jewelry well with your choices! My favorite color is blue/green… in any value from light to dark.

  32. Beth Bricker
    January 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Wow this looks great! My "ONE" color would be aqua blue/green. My studio is yellow walls, white fixtures and aqua blue/green painterly countertops and yellow and aqua tile checkerboard floor.

  33. Donna
    January 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Very cute! I am concerned that the style of your room greatly affects the product you produce. Do you find that your designs are a little 'cartoony'? Do you find realism difficult? Hmmm…..

    By the way, my signature color is orchid.
    see sewandso.etsy.com and http://www.sew-and-so.com

  34. cw
    January 30, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Your new studio looks fantastic! I think color is a major factor in a room. The black and white with the pop of lime green must instantly give you a spark of enthusiam and creativity.
    My favorite color combinations are black and white with the punch of chartreuse to complete look.
    Best of luck in your new digs.

  35. Cillaw
    January 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I love the cheery green!

    My color would be a blue like the summer sky called Cilla Blue.

    Tellyourgirlfriends Etsy

  36. MoonRae
    January 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I love orange!! A bright,clean orange with some pops of chartreuse.

  37. Attorney Angela Lund-Logan
    January 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    The studio is amazing. You selected my signature color. I make jewelry on the side, but am an attorney to pay the bills. I moved my office into my home as the economy in my area is so depressed. I used green as my accent color to bring out the beautiful wood from my 76 year old home. I didn't have the option of painting as the walls are stucco in that area.

  38. Linda Landig
    January 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Your studio is looking so delightful! My signature color is rust orange especially–and all autumn colors.

  39. Mackin-Art
    January 31, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Love your studio!
    My signature color is close to your's – poison green.

  40. Kiwiken
    January 31, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    My colour would be blue – like the sky, the sea… it's so serene.

    EDIT: For some reason, OpenID isn't working. Is it me or is anyone else having this problem?

  41. Cynthia
    January 31, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    The studio is coming along great. I like what you've done so far, and can't wait to see it finished.
    If I had to pick just one signature color, I think I'd go with a taupe linen color. It's neutral, but not beige. I use a lot of Vintaj brass, and it looks great on that "color".

  42. Valerie
    February 3, 2011 at 12:33 am

    I choose a bright lavender slash pink. It is not my favorite color but it works great in my studio. Blue is my favorite and that was my color choice the last time I revamped my studio. The only thing with that color choice is it put you to sleep. lol I needed something this time that would not do that. The lime greed you choose works well in your studio. Mine is not that big. It is in my home and much smaller, but I was able to make it a functional and warm place to work. It makes me want to be in it all the time and that is the best part. Thanks for asking.

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