Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Handmade Artists Featured Artist Jewelry By Janelle

Jewelry By Janelle

Purple Heart Donut Necklace

Have you ever gone to an arts & crafts fair and picked up a wood box and it felt like you holding sandpaper in your hand? Me too, and even if the item is well made otherwise, if it isn't finished well, it goes back on the table pretty quick.

But, that is not what you will find with these beautiful wood pendants by Jewelry by Janelle.

I love wood. Besides the beauty of wood, I enjoy the tactile quality of a well finished piece of wood.

Zebra Wood Donut Necklace

Pink Ivory Wood Teardrop Pendant

It's still listed, but I'm going to go buy this as soon as I get done posting this.
I apologize, I did go buy it!
When I wear this wonderful Ebony wood teardrop pendant by Janelle, I can't help but reach up and touch it now and then, to rub my fingers over the smooth finish, to feel the care that went into this exquisite piece of wood.  These pendants are made of some very special wood by a very special lady who was one of the early members of Handmade Artists Forum.  Unfortunately, we lost Janelle way too early in her life.  Another member, Trusk4U has set up this shop with the few items that remain in her store Hollyhocks llc in Mebane, NC.  All the pendants are on sale for 50% off.  A great bargain for these beautifully hand turned wood pendants.
I always have a hard time doing posts for Jan, I never personally met her, but I considered her a friend, and she is missed.  At the same time, I celebrate her, and the wonderful talent she had.

As, always, thank you so much for coming by and I'd love to hear what you think. Yes, I do moderate comments. But, that means no captchas!
Have a wonderful day.


Larissa said...

The worst thing about this is there won't be any more from her. The best? That these are still available!

lisianblue Kris said...

Larissa, that is true -all of what you said. The one pendant I do have is very special to me, just because Janelle made it. Sometimes, I sort of wish I had enough money to buy something from everybody!

Handmade Artists' Forum and Shop said...

Only 5 pieces left in her shop, hopefully we will be able to close it our soon. So her family can shut the door as well.

lisianblue Kris said...

Andrew, I think I was thinking the same thing when I decided to buy another one of her pendants. Besides, they are great memories of Janelle.

Dee Bibb said...

I never knew Janelle...but I can tell she was a well liked artist and friend.

Great post....and some gorgeous jewelry. I really do love the bracelet I purchased that she made.

lisianblue Kris said...

Hi Dee, yeah Jan was just one of those people that a number of people considered her a friend, and in general, she was very supportive. That's neat that you have one of her bracelets, she really did quality work. Thanks so much for for coming by.

Cari Baker said...

Although Janelle is physically not with us, she will always be your heart and memories, FOREVER!

Sweet post Kris!

lisianblue Kris said...

Thanks Cari, that is so true!

TamsJewelry said...

Miss see her around the forum! I will Cherish the piece I have always!

lisianblue Kris said...

Hey Tam, I know exactly what you mean! Glad you stopped by!!!

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lisianblue Kris said...

Hi Anon, I appreciate you leaving a comment that wasn't about your blog! However, I'm a little confused as to what subject you are talking about! Some good info on your blog! Glad you came by & left a comment