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Frida Fantasy

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...

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Where's Jenstones? 2014 Holiday Show Schedule:

Come preview Jenstones latest creations and meet the artist!Holiday Open House Art showRichard Stravitz 30th Street Gallery, VA BeachSat. & Sun. Nov. 1 -2, 10 -6 pmFirst Friday Art ShowChartreuse1701 Baltic Ave, VA Beach6 pm- 8 pmLadies Night, Holiday Preview SaleEither Ore Jewelers Strawbridge2165 General Booth Blvd. VA BeachNov. 13-14 , 12 pm - 7 pmJewelry by the Sea, the creations of Jennifer StoneZenith Gallery​1429 Iris St., NW Washington, DC Exclusive 2 day Exhibit with the artist:Fri. Nov. 21st, 4 pm - 8 pm & Sat. Nov. 22nd, 12pm - 6pmJenstones Thanksgiving Trunk ShowTexture of GhentBaldwin Ave, Norfolk, VASat. Nov. 29, 10 am - 5 pmJenstones Annual Holiday Trunk ShowEither Ore Jewelers Strawbridge2165 General Booth Blvd. VA BeachSun. Dec. 7, 12...

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Five Seconds of Fame!

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,...

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Fossilized Sand Dollars

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.

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