Studio Saturdays 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 Copper Diem, you won one of Cindy’s Double Dips.

This week we are in the studio of Jennifer Jangles

Hi! How’s summer going for you? I have to say mine is going fantastic. We’ve been to Bead and Button and to Indiana to visit our friends and family for a week. In between traveling my boys have been going to summer camp. They really wanted to do this for the summer. I had no idea what we were signing up for, but I have been pleasantly surprised. They are at camp all day and love it. That means I am in the studio all day and love it. It’s an all around great thing. I feel like I have been able to get a jump start in planning my fall. Things are going to be busy around here so any head start I can get, I will take.

Unfortunately with all my planning and making around here I don’t have a lot of things to show you. I need to keep things top secret until I get a bit further a long on things. But I can tell you I am working on Holiday Projects, Sewing Projects, Jewelry Projects, New Fabric, and New Beads. Whew! I have my hands in many things right now. It’s super fun though.
The other big surprise to me this summer was finding podcasts. I have never really taken the time to load them up on the ipod to listen to them. I finally have done it and I am finding so much inspiration and motivation. I love them and am hooked to glazing and listening. This leads me to the question of the week, which crafty podcasts do you listen too? Let me know and I will send you one of my new flower pendants with a Sari ribbon to match.

Thanks so much for your comments, I love reading them!

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18 Comment

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    EB Bead and Metal Works
    July 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I really haven't gotten into the podcasts. The only ones I have downloaded are about Photoshop Elements which I haven't even had time to listen to. I will have to look more into the podcasts and see what is out there, because I never even thought of doing that.

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    Malin de Koning
    July 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Hi, I am a big big fan of podcasts. Learning casually at the same time as you are doing something, and whenever it suits yourself timewise. During the last couple of months I do not listen to any crafty ones though. But I used to check out the PolymerClay one which is both video and audio. And I found a very nice video "podcast" film on iTunesU about Art Seymour chevron beads maker. I highly recommend that one.

    My absolute favourite podcast is Stuff You Should Know and most of the other podcasts from HowStuffWorks.

    There are quite a few really good Swedish ones too. Stil, and a lot of the ones from Vetenskapsredaktionen on P1.

    That pendant is super cool.

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    Michelle Mach
    July 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    CraftyPod is my favorite. 🙂

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    Erin Strother
    July 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I have never listed to a pod cast. I am woefully behind in the whole technology thing. I don't own an ipod. I can barely work a basic cell phone! But I do know how to make something cool with one of your pendants and sari ribbon!
    Erin (old school)

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    Terry Biz
    July 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Oh! Podcasts are my new passion – after beading, of course! I highly recommend Stuff You Should Know. but my favorite crafty podcast is CraftSanity. I think she's an excellent interviewer. I look forward to seeing what others are listening to.

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    July 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    What's a podcast?

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    July 17, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    I have been obsessed with podcasts for years! There's no better way to make exercise fun. 🙂

    My favorites are Craftypod, Craftcast and Craft Sanity.

  8. Reply
    July 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I'll repeat that-what is a podcast?Should I ask my kids?

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    Tari of ClayButtons.com
    July 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Wikipedia definition:
    A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. The word usurped webcast in common vernacular, due to rising popularity of the iPod and the innovation of web feeds.
    The mode of delivery differentiates podcasting from other means of accessing media files over the Internet, such as direct download, or streamed webcasting. A list of all the audio or video files currently associated with a given series is maintained centrally on the distributor's server as a web feed, and the listener or viewer employs special client application software known as a podcatcher that can access this web feed, check it for updates, and download any new files in the series. This process can be automated so that new files are downloaded automatically. Files are stored locally on the user's computer or other device ready for offline use, giving simple and convenient access to episodic content. Commonly used audio file formats are Ogg Vorbis and MP3.

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    July 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I,too, have become addicted to several podcasts. I highly recommend Craftcast, hosted by Alison Lee. Also, knitting podcasts, such as NeverNotKnitting and StashandBurn. They are delightful and informative.

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    July 18, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I know nothing about podcasts 😀 These necklaces are Awesome!!

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    July 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I don't know if it is a podcast, but I did listen to the Artistically Speaking web radio cast last night. It reminded me a bit of that sketch on SNL where the two hosts had a cooking show on public radio! (Chuckle-snort!) They were interviewing my friend Vanessa Valencia and that is why I sought it out. I enjoyed hearing Vanessa's voice, since I regularly read her words on her awesome blog A Fanciful Twist. She talked extensively about how she came to be a self-supporting artist and what her path to that entailed. I really enjoyed her, but I am not sure that I am much of a podcast kind of gal…but you never know! I have been watching movies on Netflix, TV shows on Hulu, listening to new to me music on Pandora….all while working in my studio. I will check these comments to see if there are some interesting podcasts I should check out!

    Thanks for sharing, Jennifer!
    Enjoy the day!

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    July 20, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I haven't listened to a crafty podcast, I need to get up to speed! I did watch a tutorial over at Beadeducation that was really good.


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    Copper Diem
    July 20, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I'm so excited! Where do I email my info? Thanks!!!!

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    After Hours Art Glass
    July 21, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I L.O.V.E podcasts! They are easy to listen to while I'm making beads and have been a valuable source of information for me. My all time favorite is sister Diane's bi-weekly podcast. All sorts of valuable info is covered for the artist/crafter, from copyright issues, marketing and accounting….great stuff! I sound like a commercial lol! Here's a link to her CraftyPod podcasts:

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    July 23, 2010 at 12:52 am

    I am addicted to NPR's Stuff You Should Know and Coast 2 Coast. Oh and I listen to a lot of audible books.

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    Malin de Koning
    July 23, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I just wish to say thank you for getting me to listen to CraftyPod. Excellent!

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