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Saturday, June 25, 2011

MACKINAC ISLAND INSPIRED JEWELRY

After spending most my summers on Mackinac Island, it is no surprise how often it surfaces in my artwork.  These are jewelry pieces made with Mackinac Island as my inspiration.  If you are interested in buying any of these one of a kind pieces, please email me at jaynemassengill@yahoo.com



Red Poppy Remembrance Necklace & Keychain.

*Doubtlessly more than anything, these pieces mean more to me than anything else.  I have made these carefully and sincerely to be jewelry pieces representing the remembrance of American soldiers who are no longer with us.  The red flowers displayed in each pendant are specifically “Papaver rhoeaswhich throughout countless cultures are used for wartime remembrance for our past & present soliders. 




 I have also included bells that “sing” so that they can also be heard.  Anyone who wears this necklace will hear it chime throughout the day, which hopefully reminds all of the sacrifice American soldiers have made to ensure all our freedoms here at home.
 They were most lovingly inspired by my grandfather who served the US military for over 20 years.  50% of all sales from this item will go directly to veteran’s charities.  If you would like any more info, please feel free to contact me at jaynemassengill@yahoo.com*

*never forget*

buy these items here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/justjayne26?ref=pr_shop
OR contact me directly at
jaynemassengill@yahoo.co,

Coast Guard Necklaces!

I am working on some new Coast Guard Necklaces!! And Keychains!~ I hopefully will be selling them on ETSY.com very soon!!

My Grandfather retired out of the Coast Guard & I could never find any Coast Guard necklaces when I wanted one, so I know they can be hard to find!~ I am working on some designs now!

 I hope to do some classic ones as well as some POP ART!  Email me if you have an questions!  I also do custom requests!!
 jaynemassengill@yahoo.com

here are some *rough* examples of a keychain I made for my momma :)


Ready...Set..GO!!

The beginning… ah yes everything must start somewhere, & I am beginning this journey today.  I am writing this to anyone who is reading this now and I am writing it with all that I am.   I want you to know this: I create because I love & I love because I create.  I am in love with the world that I live in,   everything you see on this website is sincere and fully inspired by my own life.  It is personal  and my entire heart is put into every piece I create.  What inspires me the most is doubtlessly my family, my family history, my country, nature, and anything else that attaches itself to my heart.  I love animals, The US Coast Guard, fairy tales, Disney, Biology, Nature, Color, the beautiful state of MICHIGAN, Classic Literature, & a million other things.   I could go one by one and tell you why I love what I l love what I love but I hope that my art can speak for itself.  Everything I create I put myself into.  Every piece has a story.  Everything has a message.  I am a very private person but as I begin this journey I realize how important it is to my art that I open myself up to tell you why I am doing what I am doing.  Some pieces represent the lighter & more playful parts of myself, but some speak to the darkest & most sincere parts of myself...either way and no matter what, they are all me & come from the heart.  I hope I can create things that will speak further & well beyond my own heart.
It is always important to me to give credit where credit is due.  My store name is after my mom, Jayne. I cannot express to you enough how she has inspired me to begin this website.  I am not brave enough on my own…and she is also the reason I grew up in the environment that I did, where I could create my art freely.  I am equally inspired by my grandmother who has a classic beauty & style that is beyond anything I have ever seen, or will ever see again.  My grandmother was timeless & classic in way that is so rare it seems impossible.  Still, above anyone else on earth I am inspired by my grandfather.  He was kind, brave, beautiful, sincere, and above anything I could ever imagine.  Everything I do will only ever mean anything because I knew him.   I am so lucky to have known these people so closely.  I am lucky.