Celebrate Small Business Saturday with Jenstones at Texture in Ghent! November 25 2014, 0 Comments
Bored of the big malls and chain stores....snore... Come celebrate small business Saturday with Jenstones and Texture of Ghent in Norfolk, VA. You won't be disappointed! Show hours are 10 am - 5 pm!
Frida Fantasy November 10 2014, 0 Comments
Over the past decade, designing jewelry in Mexico, I developed a fascination for the Mexican self- portrait artist Frida Kahlo. A feminist icon, she was a revolutionary woman in the 1930s-40s. She suffered a lot in life and I wonder what she would think of her current fame and her portraits on postage stamps and Mexican money.
I felt a connection to her when I started working with a silversmith who lived in la Casa de Diego Rivera. Frida was married to the famous Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Designing jewelry in their historic Casita gave me the feeling of going back in time. Picturing peacocks floating around the garden, I would call on her creativity and strength for inspiration.
Frida Kahlo wore very daring accessories. She wore skull earrings and bold chokers made from jade and old Aztec beads. To celebrate her life I created a "Frida Collection" that combines the rough shapes of the Aztec jade with new faceted jade and turquoise for a unique, modern version of her look.
Farmers in central Mexico often find old stone beads in the fields. It's like finding old Indian arrowheads except they are strung in to necklaces to sell at market. Some are real and some are fake but it doesn't matter because they are so cool. I bought a pretty large strand of grayish stones from an old blind man 15 years ago in Mexico. They were probably knock offs and I probably paid too much for them but they are magical to me. I lost them a few times over the years and some how they always came back. I used these magical stones as a centerpiece in my "Frida Fantasy" necklace.
If you haven't heard of Frida Kahlo, check her out! She was a powerful artist and a beautiful woman way ahead of her time. Last year I dressed up like Frida for Halloween and was surprised at how many people had no idea who I was. I thought the huge painted on uni- brow was a dead giveaway.
Where's Jenstones? 2014 Holiday Show Schedule: October 23 2014, 0 Comments
Come preview Jenstones latest creations and meet the artist!
Holiday Open House Art show
Richard Stravitz 30th Street Gallery, VA Beach
Sat. & Sun. Nov. 1 -2, 10 -6 pm
First Friday Art Show
1701 Baltic Ave, VA Beach
6 pm- 8 pm
Ladies Night, Holiday Preview Sale
Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge
2165 General Booth Blvd. VA Beach
Nov. 13-14 , 12 pm - 7 pm
Jewelry by the Sea, the creations of Jennifer Stone
1429 Iris St., NW Washington, DC
Exclusive 2 day Exhibit with the artist:
Fri. Nov. 21st, 4 pm - 8 pm & Sat. Nov. 22nd, 12pm - 6pm
Jenstones Thanksgiving Trunk Show
Texture of Ghent
Baldwin Ave, Norfolk, VA
Sat. Nov. 29, 10 am - 5 pm
Jenstones Annual Holiday Trunk Show
Either Ore Jewelers Strawbridge
2165 General Booth Blvd. VA Beach
Sun. Dec. 7, 12 pm - 5pm
Five Seconds of Fame! December 01 2013, 0 Comments
I have so much respect for people who do interviews. Yesterday at our annual Jenstones trunk show at Texture in Norfolk, a local news crew came in from Channel 13 to cover Small Business Saturday. I jumped at the chance to be on camera, I was looking cute and had my new dragon necklace on. When they strapped on a microphone my heart started beating really fast. I tried to breathe and my mind went blank, all the news reporter asked was what I thought about Small Business Saturday and I got all flustered. I started to hear myself say, umm, and like, and all the things that aren't too cute in an interview. They told me not to worry, they would edit it, but it was so weird to be so excited and yet nervous at the same time. I watched TV today with a whole new perspective, how do people stay so cool and collected in front of a camera? It's a an admirable skill I definitely need to cultivate. Thank you Channel 13 for my five seconds of fame!!!
Here is a link to the story and interview. My part is the last bit so be patient if you check it out....
Fossilized Sand Dollars November 11 2013, 0 Comments
I fell in love with fossilized sand dollars when I first discovered them over a decade ago in Mexico. A beautiful Mayan friend collected, carved and polished the little fossils into jewelry quality cabochons. They are around 30 million years old and found in riverbeds near the amber mines in Mexico. These rare and precious stones have been one of my favorites to design with over the years. If you are lucky enough to own one, cherish it, they are hard to find and one of a kind.
Alex wearing a one of a kind fossilized sand dollars necklace with fossilized sharks tooth and amber beads.
Come find Jenstones, right off the beaten path of the Boardwalk Art Show June 11 2013, 0 Comments
People always ask us “Why don’t you do the boardwalk art show?” Honestly, we are not fond of “popping up” that big white tent in the wind, or potential rain. On a whim this year we decided to do two “pop up” trunk shows instead! We will be showing our entire collection this Friday, June 14th at the exquisite jewelry store, Either Ore Jewelers in Strawbridge shopping center. Come join us for stunning new designs, refreshments and in store discounts from 10-5.
The second “pop up” show will be this Sunday, June 16, from 1-5 at the Richard Stravitz Art Gallery. Located on 30th Street and Pacific Ave. in Va. Beach, this show is one block away from Neptune Park and the Boardwalk Art Show. The Stravitz Gallery has an amazing selection of fine jewelry, art, and sculptures. Come enjoy a gallery experience (off the crowded beaten path) and get some new Jenstones Jewelry for the summertime! Thanks!
Jenstones "Pop Up" Trunk Show at Either Ore Jewelers June 07 2013, 0 Comments
Come Join us for a "Spur of the Moment" trunk show featuring Jenstones latest summer collection!
Either Ore Jewelers is located in Strawbrigde Shopping Center in Virginia Beach, VA.
The Mystery of Mermaids August 13 2012, 0 Comments
Mermaids enchant us and symbolize love, beauty, sensuality, and mystery. These sea goddesses represent wild freedom, rebellious sprits and ferocious independence. Myths depict mermaids with luscious alluring voices; all those in contact with mermaids are subject to their charms.
Mermaids are elusive because they know the hearts of men and are legendary for only appearing to the true of heart. They only appear during magical moments, in the light of moon (which they hold sacred) or durring the hours of dawn or dusk. Mermaids help our hearts and passion overrule the analytical mind so we can find ourselves in a sea of dreams.
Adorn yourself with Jenstones Mermaid rings, pendants and earrings and bring the mystery close to your heart. Coming soon to the online store...
Welcome to our online store! August 13 2012, 0 Comments
Jenstones is excited to announce the launch of our online store, featuring creations set in sterling silver with precious stones, pearls, fossils, shells, and sea glass from around the world.