JennyLynCrafts

Jenny Lyn Crafts- Unique, Handmade Accessories

Monroe, Connecticut · 144 Sales

JennyLynCrafts

Jenny Lyn Crafts- Unique, Handmade Accessories

Monroe, Connecticut 144 Sales On Etsy since 2013

0 out of 5 stars
(47)

Shop owner

Jennifer

Contact

Announcement   Welcome to Jenny Lyn Crafts! If you're looking for a unique, hand-made item for yourself or someone you care about, you've come to the right place!!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 3, 2017

Welcome to Jenny Lyn Crafts! If you're looking for a unique, hand-made item for yourself or someone you care about, you've come to the right place!!

Jennifer

Contact shop owner

Jennifer

View all 372 items

Reviews

No reviews in the last year
happyhappyme

happyhappyme on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Such a lovely, beautifully crafted bracelet! My granddaughter wears it all the time and loves it! Sincerely, Carol

happyhappyme

happyhappyme on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My granddaughter LOVES this delightful bead bracelet....her favorite colors are blue and yellow! Excellent crafting and quick shipping, too! Sincerely, Carol

View all 47 reviews

About

For me, crafting is more than just "making stuff".

My name is Jennifer and I started making my crafts beyond the fact that I love to be creative. I have trichotillomania (trich for short), which is a disorder that causes me to pull out my hair- in my case, my scalp. It is recognized in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR) as an Impulse Control Disorder.

The trich started when I was 14 years old (over 2 decades ago) but I wasn't diagnosed until I was 22. Since high school, my hairstyle has been dictated by my trich. Depending on the location of my bald spots or areas of significant thinning, I've had to cut/style my hair accordingly. It is a frustrating and overwhelming disorder because I consciously feel like I *should* be in control. There are moments when I "hate" myself for the fact that I "choose" to go bald--but that's the thing-- this isn't a choice I make.

That brings me to my shop. The choice I *do* make is to use the strategies I've learned from great therapists in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-- particularly Competing Response Training. For me, this means doing things that utilize both of my hands so that I can't pull my hair. As a teacher, I can't create my crafts at work but when I'm home and relaxing, this strategy has been a godsend.

I continue to make my crafts but there's only so much I can do with them… I mean, how many bracelets can one girl wear? So, here I am! I'm not in this to make money-- just to share my story and my crafts.

For more information on trich, go to http://www.trich.org.

Jennifer

Around the web

Shop members

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Creator

    By day, I'm a Literacy Consultant for grades Kindergarten through fifth. I love spending time with my husband & kids, practicing yoga, and beach combing for sea glass....& clearly my doxies-Gunther & Sophia!

  • Gunther

    Marketer, Owner

    Gunther is my main man when it comes to advertising Jenny Lyn Crafts. Several times he has worn our shop stickers on his collar in an effort to drum up more business. Gunther is a rescued dachshund--adopted in August 2007. His love keeps me going!

  • Sophia

    Assistant, Owner

    Sophia is my trusted assistant. She too is a rescued dachshund (mini); however, she was abandoned at 18 months old because she's handicapped-I say she's handi-capable. Sophie never slows down and gets the job done!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 7, 2018

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
JLC does not offer refunds or accept returns.
Payment
All major credit cards accepted in addition to PayPal and Etsy gift cards.

Connecticut sales tax (6.35%) is automatically added on to each purchase.

Once an order has been marked "shipped" it cannot be canceled.

All sales are final.
Shipping
Each item has different parameters for shipping deadlines, costs, countries, etc. Please see what it is for the specific item you are interested in purchasing. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.