Giveaway :: Jennie Claire

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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It is no secret that we love to celebrate art in all forms around these parts. From jewelry to photography (and everything in between) we honor artisans. We honor craft. We embrace the opportunity to showcase artists who live with intention and translate their love of creating into tangible goods and we are honored to share a space, a community, with them. A big part of the joy for us comes when we get to share these artists with you.

Jen Moulton of Jennie Claire comes from a legacy of creating. Moulton learned jewelry-making from her great-grandmother, leather-working from her grandfather, and sewing from her mom and uses this background of extensive artistry in her work. Each of her pieces perfectly marry vintage and modern with simple ease and effortless sophistication. (This Vintage Plate Necklace is screaming to come home with me and when art screams, I listen.) Jennie Claire is a virtual treasure chest you don’t want to miss.

Jennie Claire is giving away one Mini Dream Catcher Necklace to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, March 6th.
Please visit Jennie Claire and tell us: What skills/hobbies have your parents (or grandparents) passed down to you?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, March 11th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Juliet Farmer says:

    i was adopted, so i’m not sure. but i do love to read, so i’m guessing that might have been inherited. 

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    jane says:

    i guess it has to be cooking and baking, from my paternal grandma. although she never really taught me anything, instead i picked it up on my own, which was how she became such a fantastic cook as well: through adventurous experimentation and lots of failure! and of course a lovely family to eat anything i make no matter how awful it looks and tastes 🙂

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    heather f says:

    I love all things bird thanks to my mom. also old kitchen items with green handles. and gardening! Actually a hundred things. my mom is awesome

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    Tiffany A. says:

    My mom passed away when I was 16 and I didn’t realize then, but I see now that my mom instilled in me the love of children and teaching children. My passion for education has definitely been inspired and passed down from my mom to me!

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    jackeline says:

    I like to sew just like my mom.

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    Erin says:

    My grandma taught me how to sew when I was 17, and I think of her every time I pick up a needle!

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    Nikki says:

    The ability to refurnish, repurpose and makeover things to be more useful and more beautiful.  I love that I inherited this trait from my mother and grandmother–I feel like it’s an art for the ladies of my family!

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    Christine says:

    My mom (like her mom) has a mantra I have adopted: Why buy it when you can make it? My love to cook or bake things from scratch, no matter how difficult, comes from them.

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    Katherine says:

    My dad’s parents (a.k.a. Gommy and Gaggy) have been running since before running was cool. Years and years ago their family was interviewed in the paper because it was such a novel thing that they’d go out for runs together, just for the sake of running! Today, my granddad is still running half marathons (and always winning in his age group of 70+ !!) and I have caught the bug as well. It’s a hobby I am so glad to have in common with him. 

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    Lydia says:

    My grandmothers taught me to knit, cross stitch, and crochet.

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    Amzi says:

    My mom lives a very intentional lifestyle, and I find it cropping up in the way I do things now.  There’s just a “right” way to do things, efficient and tried and true.

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    Lori Shelby says:

    Both my grandmother and my mother were very artistic, but used most of their skills in creating things for the home.  I dabble a little bit in art, but people tell me I have an “eye” for design.  Decorating, flower arranging, gardening, just making things around the home and yard that create a place of beauty.  

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    Sydney says:

    My mom doesn’t have a lot of hobbies: she doesn’t garden or run, sew or paint…but she does love, and she does it well. She taught me two important things: love other with as much passion as you can and the second: climb the uphills and walk the downhills. She was referring to the actual hike at the time, but it has become my motto for life. Thanks mom.

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    Tiffany says:

    From my father I got the outdoor bug, I love being outside camping and hiking. From my mom I got the love of thrifting. From my grandmother the love of hosting and throwing a good party. From my grandfather a strong will. 🙂 I’d say they’ve created a pretty well rounded gal.

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    Rinny says:

    I share a keen ability to be able to step outside of any situation and see all sides to make a fair judgement with my mother. We are both very logical thinking people and can calmly think our way through difficult situations. Conversely, I get my sense of true compassion from my father. I think it’s the best of both worlds.

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    Heather N. says:

    My mom and my grandmother have both taught me how to sew when I was little. Most people don’t know it, but I’m still pretty wicked on a sewing machine! 

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    Susan F says:

    My grandmother never had recipes written down but was a fabulous cook. She would add a little bit of this and taste, then add something else to make it perfect.  Before she passed away she spent a week at my house cooking all of the family favorites, peroge, stuffed cabbage, mandel bread and other tasty treats. I watched everything she did and wrote it down and now I have all of her treasured recipes to pass on to the next generation.  I miss her lots, but her recipes live on

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    Brittany K says:

    definitely my love of baseball from my pop. i had a lot of boy cousins, but none of them were really into baseball. i jumped at the chance to share that with him and i wouldn’t give up the games we watched for the world. pop taught me things like why catchers paint their nails with whiteout (so the pitcher can see the signs easier), that only a few signs from the third base coach really mean anything and that the designated hitter is stupid. i miss him everyday and am so thankful i had the love of baseball to share with him.

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    Merissa says:

    My mom passed down her baking skills to me. I can make a mean pie crust!

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    Becky says:

    My grandmother loved to read and play games (board games, card games, you name it) and I share the enjoyment of those hobbies with her. She was also a fantastic cook and made everything completely from scratch. I am trying to follow in her footsteps, but it’s a lot harder than it looks!

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    domestic diva says:

    My grandmother taught me to sew.

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    Jennifer says:

    Thanks to my mother (who was horrified by my aunt’s dirty house), my sisters and I can clean a kitchen like nobody’s business!

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    Ali says:

    My godmother taught me how to knit, my mom taught me how to crochet, and my grandmother taught me to sew… And all three of them taught me to love making things with my hands and to share what they taught me with anyone else who wants to learn.

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    Christina P says:

    I think I inherited my grandparents craftiness. Both of them enjoyed making things and my grandmother loved to paint. I love to do anything with my hands and making and creating is when I am happiest. Unfortunately I also inherited their “collector” tendencies 🙂

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    echo says:

    Lucky to grow up with some great inspiration… Creating art and crafty things with my hands. A love of gardening and the outdoors. An appreciation for thrift stores and gems in the rough from my grandma and dad. 

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    Redding says:

    My mother played piano for all of her childhood into her teenage years and would even play for my siblings and i when we were younger.  now my sister and I are both 
    professional musicians.  Music runs deep in our family.  <3

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    Beckky Easton Atkins says:

    My Mother taught me how to cook and I love to cook. I cook for family and friends and feel it’s a way to show them how much I love them. The best thing I learned from my parents was to treat others with kindness and love in your heart, never to make fun of others because you don’t know what is going on in their life, and in a nutshell, to treat others as I hope they would treat me. Be respectful, don’t be afraid to tell others you love them and show them, don’t just say the words!