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 Stacy Louise. Congratulations! You have won an birch branch bead from Heather Powers. Send Heather an email with your address and she will get it right out to you.
This week we are in the studio of Jennifer Heynen.Hey there! Happy Saturday! I have lots of news, good and bad, in this edition of Studio Saturday. Since I last posted on a Studio Saturday there have been lots of changes here. I found that there hasn't been the need for my studio/gallery lately. The gallery itself was a ton of work that I just couldn't do because of my other top business priorities, like bead and button making, fabric designing, etc. And on top of that the cost of running a studio outside of your home is not fun, especially when you can get it done in your house for free. So I made the hard decision of closing down and moving back home. Now I admit I am pretty excited about working in my jammies at my own hours. I will miss the folks who would stop in, it does get lonely when you just have dogs to talk to.
Moving home and getting it all to fit has been quite a challenge. It's been nice to CLEAR a lot of things from my studios though. While I was moving around I decided to put in a new floor as well.
I took over what was my clay studio to design in. I love this studio and you can see more and read more, here, here, and here.
I am slowly getting things together. Now another change I have had to decide on was the Art Bead Scene. I have been an editor here for a long time. I love this gang, all of you. :) I have felt really guilty lately though, I don't have the time I would like to devote to ABS. Rather than feel guilty all of the time, I decided it would be better to step down as an editor. I will still be blogging over at my Jennifer Jangles Blog if you want to know what I am up to. I will also pop in for a guest post every now and then.
Since it's my last give-a-way Studio Saturday I thought I should make it a big one. I will send you three of my handmade pendants...
Just leave me a comment and you could be randomly chosen to win. Since we're half way through the year, what was the word you chose to focus on this year? Or did you not choose a word? Are you using your word so far?
And to also say thank you, here's a coupon you can use in the Etsy shop all week.
This will get you 25% off your entire order until July 21st, 2012. I'll be adding new work to the shop all week!