Friday, August 26, 2011
I have always been imaginative and love collecting jewelry. Many years ago, a close friend gave me a pair of earrings for my birthday that I really liked. I asked her where she got them and she said, "I made them!" I was intrigued and asked her to show me how. I have been making jewelry ever since.
2). So, tell us about your business name, Jenny Wren. Is it a nod to Paul McCartney? ;)
I have been asked that many times! Though I'm a big Beatles/Paul McCartney fan, I had not heard of that song. My name is Jenny and when I was young, my mom read me a story about a bird named Jenny Wren. She began calling me Jenny Wren, or Wren for short, from the time I was very young. I have a real fondness for that nickname so when I was thinking of the name for my business it came to mind early on. Also, since I'm a graphic designer, I knew I could do something interesting with a bird graphic, so I went for it.
3). What three words would you use to describe your craft?
Wow... that's a good question. Today, I would have to say: eclectic, fun and inviting. On another day, I would most likely come up with different adjectives.
So glad you like the bracelets! They were my first foray into sewing and using felt in my jewelry and I really enjoy making those. My most popular jewelry design of late are my vintage button rings. I love making them: hunting for the perfect vintage buttons, working out the color, texture and size combinations, etc. I'm getting a lot of positive response to the rings. I love that they cover a wide generational demographic as the buttons are nostalgic for women my age and older and they also appeal, from a vintage perspective, for younger jewelry lovers.
5). Where can we find your craft outside the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market?
I have a site on etsy, where there is a small selection of items for sale. But, you can see a much larger offering of my jewelry when I participate in local craft markets like Fenton Street Market, Handmade Mart and the Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair (held on October 1st this year).
Random bonus question: What’s in your pockets right now? Go!
Today just a little pocket lint! On other days there would be a lucky penny I found on my walk to work or a broken piece of jewelry that I found on the sidewalk that I will make into some new creation!
Jenny Wren Jewelry will be exhibiting at the next Ballston A&C Market on Saturday, Semptember 10th!
Posted by Ballston Partnership at 1:16 PM