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.

This weeks winner is LisaS, Congratulations you won one of Cindy’s Mokume Gane Mini-Pendants.

Welcome to Jennifer Jangles studio!

Hi there! Hope everyone is doing well and staying warm. It’s a great time of year to cozy up with your beading supplies and make some jewelry. Things are in full swing here at the studio. I spent all last week re- arranging the gallery and decorating. There is still more to do , but isn’t that just the way it is?

Here’s what I have been up too.

I have also been working on my holiday gifts and holiday beads. I been making some of this

And some of these

It’s very busy, but I love every minute of it. I love the energy of the holiday season. Right now as I type the studio has ten kids in clay class making gingerbread houses. It’s fun to see them creating.

This leads me to the question of the week, do you love the holidays and all of the rush or would you rather skip them all together? Leave me a comment and you could be chosen randomly to win one of my holiday pendants.

And before I go, I want to give everyone a holiday gift… Printable gift cards. Click on the link to download the PDF file. I like to print mine on white cardstock and then punch for a ribbon.You will be able to find these on the side of my blog for the holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

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26 Comment

  1. peggy aplSEEDS
    November 5, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    what a lovely colorful studio and such delightful projects!

  2. Alice
    November 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Jennifer, I just love the earring display! I've been wanting to revamp my very boring show display and this would be a great way to go vertical!

    I love, love, love the holidays–from Halloween through New Years Day. I love the sights and scents of the holidays, and gathering with the family for good food and celebrations. But every once in a while I long to get away to a cozy lodge and skip all the hubbub.

  3. Sabine
    November 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Thank you for the gift of cards! I never had enough that match.


  4. FryeStyle
    November 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Everything looks so festive and magical! Clever idea using that bed spring as a jewelry fixture. I bet the kids LOVE to come visit you and take classes. What a happy place to create! Gingerbread houses… So cool!

  5. Pam Chesbro
    November 5, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I loved seeing your studio…so nice and clean and bright! Thanks so much for the gift cards. Giving us a gift was so very nice of you. As to the answer to the question: I love watching children open their Christmas gifts. I love buying children Christmas gifts. I love eating Christmas goodies. I enjoy creating jewelry for the holidays. Yes, I like that part of Christmas but the rest just leaves me frazzled!

  6. Erin S
    November 5, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I do love the holidays, but also find them incredibly stressful. Kind of a love/hate relationship.

  7. Susanm
    November 5, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    The holidays have always been a big deal in my family – not so much about the gifts but gettting together – big family dinners at my grandmother's and later on, at our house. It was chaotic but wonderful at the same time, My husband isn't into Christmas as much as I am, but we have a holiday open house every year and everyone pitches in to help get ready.

  8. stephanie_mcginley
    November 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I absolutely love the holidays! Christmas is my favorite, with Halloween coming in a close second. The rush to get it all done, is just a part of it and can add to the excitement!

    Thank you for the gift of the cards and for sharing your studio with us!


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  9. EmandaJ
    November 5, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    What a generous gift of your designed gift tags. Life gets extra hectic in our clergy household during the holidays. Sometimes I wish I could go and hide in the quiet of my studio, but never for long. I would LOVE to win your holiday pendant — so cheerful!


  10. Maria's Craft
    November 5, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  11. peacockfairy
    November 5, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Love the earring display as well – now I'll know what to do with my baby's mattress frame when he gets older!

  12. Melissa
    November 6, 2011 at 1:50 am

    I love the holidays. Always have, always will. I love buying the right presents for people I love, planning and cooking a big Christmas feast, watching my kids open their presents from Santa and from family. It's my favourite time of year!

  13. rosebud101
    November 6, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Jennifer, I've never seen anyone with as much energy as you have! I love the holidaze, but as I age, I long for a slower pace.

  14. Kristi
    November 6, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I love the holidays, the rush not so much.

  15. Sharyl
    November 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

    What fun to see your lively, eye-catching displays! Thanks for the gift cards too!

  16. Sterling Silver Jewelry
    November 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Yet another winner Andrew! Wonderful components, masterfully assembled!
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  17. substitutionqueen
    November 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Jennifer I love how shop looks so festive and inviting! I look forward to the holidays every year but they always seem to sneak up on me.

  18. SoulsFireDesigns
    November 6, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I so love the holiday season.. everything leading up to Christmas. Christmas was always such a cheerful and festive time in my house growing up, I'm hoping to pass that on to my children 🙂 Though I promised my husband, no Christmas decorations till after our younger daughter's birthday on the 29th of this month lol.

  19. Klassy Joolz
    November 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    What a great idea for a Earring Display…love your shop!

    Thank you for the fabulous gift tags…so thoughtful!

    Smiles, Pam

  20. cw
    November 7, 2011 at 12:21 am

    Thanks for the gift cards, 'nice of you to share. Your studio looks great! I love your bright bursts of color…..everywhere. I just bought one of your great colorful pendants to make my daughter a great necklace that's fun and funky. I always look forward to holidays. Doesn't it seem that the world is a better place during holiday time? 'sure wish it would last all year long.
    Happy Holidays!!!

  21. Lucid Moon Studio
    November 7, 2011 at 4:18 am

    I love and hate this time of year! I love being with family, buying gifts and being thankful for everything in my life, but I hate the stress, crowds and traffic!

  22. JenniferJangles
    November 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Yay for the Holidays! It seems like most of you love them.

  23. Kathleen Lange Klik
    November 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Your gallery and earring display look beautiful! I love the holiday season, it is my favorite time of year, but find that it goes by too quickly! I always end up busier than expected and tend to miss out on the little details of enjoying the preparation. One of these years I will start preparing in July! It is just so hard to get into the holiday spirit mid summer!

  24. Cynthia
    November 7, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the gift card download – so cute! I love your tall skinny tinsel tree.
    I am a lover of Christmas! I do not mind the pace, in fact, it's kinda fun. Sure, the long lines in the stores aren't fun, but that's why I try to get my gifts bought early. Decorating, making cookies, and spending time with family are why I love Christmas.

  25. Shaiha
    November 9, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I don't tend to do a lot for the X-mas holidays as I don't sell my jewelry and I just don't have a lot of folks to give too.

  26. Beadroe
    November 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I love the holidays, my kids are gone so they are not quite the same as they used to be. Love the bed spring earring holder.

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