Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Creating with Hope.

It is time for another Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild blogring feature. This week's featured Smoosher is CraftyBabyHope aka Jennifer. Considering we share a name and a love of polymer clay how could I not think she's fabulous! We are also a similar age, and both have hypothyroidism.... scary eh? But Jennifer has faced something I have not, miscarriage and fertility issues.
It was these issues that led Jennifer to start selling her creations online through her ArtFire studio - appropriately titled Jewelry for Hope. All profits she makes go towards paying for fertility treatments, which are hideously expensive.
Jennifer has a range of items available in her studio, not just limited to polymer clay. For the purposes of this blog post however I will highlight her wonderful polymer clay creations.
She makes fabulous Kawaii type items, lots of charm type things, you can either buy charms to make pieces yourself or buy ready made items such as phone charms and zipper pulls. She also has earrings, necklaces, brooches and hair accessories. The majority of her pieces are cute and whimiscal and sure to put a smile on your face. She also has some gorgeous figurines, lovingly created out of polymer clay.
In addition to running her ArtFire studio, Jennifer has a fabulous blog where she happily promotes other artisans, and promotes her own creations. She also has some great instructional videos that you can access from her blog. I've actually watched them and I can tell you they are very nicely done.
Whilst Jennifer is relatively new to the Smooshers, she has become a very active and valuable member and an absolute joy to be around.
So drop by her ArtFire, and take a look at her blog - you will not be disappointed.


intothedawn said...

Great post! What a great variety of very cute items!

coltpixy said...

Ah, I am not the only one who noticed! CraftBabyHope is one of the newer Smooshers' but from her first day she has jumped in head first and been a vital, hard working member of our guild.
I am so glad that she joined us.
Not only is she talented but she is not afraid of a challenge.

Valerie said...

What a great post! Jennifer's items are adorable and I admire her enthusiasm!

Anonymous said...

Really nice post! And great stuff, too!

Dori said...

Great post. Her work is fun.

Jennifer said...

This is such a AWESOME post! Thank you so very much. I could not stop smiling while reading it. I can not thank you enough for all the wonderful things every one has done and said for me. Smooshers are AWESOME!!


Cat said...

Jennifer does great work and this is a wonderful post to point that out!