Jen Hollywood-Showell's Profile

About

My jewelry fetish began when I was young, and my style evolved as I got older (well, hello Tiffany’s, so lovely to meet you…). After I left my full-time job to stay home with my daughter, I took a jewelry class at a local bead and jewelry store. Then I bought some beads and sterling wire, then more beads, and more sterling. As I wore my jewelry ’round town, people started commenting, “Where did you get that?”. I opened my Etsy shop in 2007, selling all beaded items. Fast forward a year or so, then I discovered metal stamping, so I bought sterling discs and hammers to make hand stamped dog tags and mom jewelry. I bought metalsmithing books, stumbled upon a wonderful jewelry mentor and now good friend Lance Johnson of RioFire Jewelers, who convinced me I shouldn’t be afraid of a torch. Now I have two torches, which I use to melt precious metals, solder rings and more. I’ve been going strong since…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 17
  • Joined July 9, 2007

Favorite materials

14k Gold, 14 Palladium White Gold, Sterling Silver, Moissanite, Diamond, Aquamarine, London Blue Topaz, Labradorite, Morganite

Shop

jhollywooddesigns
Fine Artisan Jewelry

About

My jewelry fetish began when I was young, and my style evolved as I got older (well, hello Tiffany’s, so lovely to meet you…). After I left my full-time job to stay home with my daughter, I took a jewelry class at a local bead and jewelry store. Then I bought some beads and sterling wire, then more beads, and more sterling. As I wore my jewelry ’round town, people started commenting, “Where did you get that?”. I opened my Etsy shop in 2007, selling all beaded items. Fast forward a year or so, then I discovered metal stamping, so I bought sterling discs and hammers to make hand stamped dog tags and mom jewelry. I bought metalsmithing books, stumbled upon a wonderful jewelry mentor and now good friend Lance Johnson of RioFire Jewelers, who convinced me I shouldn’t be afraid of a torch. Now I have two torches, which I use to melt precious metals, solder rings and more. I’ve been going strong since 2006.

~ Don't miss my About page, it's rather interesting ~
http://www.etsy.com/shop/jhollywooddesigns/about/

~ Enter my shop here ~
http://www.jhollywooddesigns.etsy.com

~ My website ~
http://www.jhollywooddesigns.com - 'tis rather lovely thanks to a recent overhaul, do stop by.

~ Pinterest boards ~
I adore Pinterest, and I think I just might be addicted. I have two boards of my jewelry and many boards of art, home design, things to make you laugh, recipes, beautiful photography and more. http://pinterest.com/jhollywoods/

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