Jennifer Halbleib's Profile

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I am inspired by connection. What I mean by this is, I am inspired by the small actions we perform in the every-day hum drum part of our lives that connect us to everyone that has ever lived. Think about it. When you cook a meal and wash your dishes, in that moment, you are performing a task that almost every single person who ever lived has done. And, by doing this simple, beautiful thing for yourself, you are connected to all those people. From this inspiration, I found a love for bead weaving, sewing, and hand crafting. I love spending hours tediously weaving one little teeny tiny bead into another. I say tedious but I think it is truly the opposite. It is joyful! It is connective! It attaches me to thousands of women who have come before me. And, the best part is, I still get to make it my own. My work is created with traditional methods to look exactly the opposite. I make trendy, beautiful, modern, and most importantly,…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 16
  • Joined February 22, 2011

Favorite materials

Seed beads, thread of any kind, paint, a blank piece of paper and a really nice pen, beautiful organic food and my overflowing spice cabinet

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About

I am inspired by connection. What I mean by this is, I am inspired by the small actions we perform in the every-day hum drum part of our lives that connect us to everyone that has ever lived. Think about it. When you cook a meal and wash your dishes, in that moment, you are performing a task that almost every single person who ever lived has done. And, by doing this simple, beautiful thing for yourself, you are connected to all those people. From this inspiration, I found a love for bead weaving, sewing, and hand crafting. I love spending hours tediously weaving one little teeny tiny bead into another. I say tedious but I think it is truly the opposite. It is joyful! It is connective! It attaches me to thousands of women who have come before me. And, the best part is, I still get to make it my own. My work is created with traditional methods to look exactly the opposite. I make trendy, beautiful, modern, and most importantly, connective jewelry that I hope reminds you of our long history together.
So, on that note, I love you all dearly!
Please check out my shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/halfdreamer

I also have a passion for writing and drawing that has turned into a crazed obsession over blank books. View my other shop of handbound journals and handmade poetry magnets here: www.etsy.com/shop/jhalbleib (I also have a lot of wonderful feedback that you can view at this link since halfdreamer is relatively new.)

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