new necklace

Our week at Sail View was so relaxing.  I love that we can hear the waves reach the shore and casually glance out the window to see Lake Michigan.  It’s such a treat.

I also did some beading!   I spent four hours piecing these together.  The necklace has seven strands while the bracelet, five.  The most fun was choosing the beads for each.   Viola:  here they are:


more summer vacation

Girls gotta have a little fun!  Pictured here with Pia before our Colorado river rafting adventure.  Pia and her mom visited from Germany for a few weeks and we took them on an old fashioned road trip; destinations Wyoming and Colorado.

more Americana

The fun thing about hosting foreign exchange students is experiencing true American culture and showing off our great cities, states, and attractions.  What says Americana more than baseball?

So, there we were sweating our SOX off in Chicago on a gorgeous Thursday afternoon watching an awesome game.

farewell friend!

It was a great year hosting Nicolas in our home.  We will miss him for sure!


What shouts Americana louder than our vast bad lands of national parks?  Here is a sneak peek to our next vacation where we’re treating an exchange student house guest of yore to the beauty of Wyoming.

More pictures to come!

next year for Bastille Day?!

Check out these gorgeous outrageous outfits for Bastille Day celebrations in France!  I would have loved to be commissioned to make a few necklaces and matching ensembles for these dresses!

Perhaps my new friends Frances will ask for next year!


my new Etsy store

I’ve opened a new Etsy store to make it easier for you to find me!  The link along the right side and of course this one will take you there!

Search for me under “jennysjewels” – you’ll be looking for user, jennysjewelsHOLLAND and for a store front that looks a little like this:

I’ll post more necklaces, bracelets, and earrings as I create them for easy purchase by you in between my home shows.  Of course, for custom pieces, please contact me direct or through Etsy.