Friday, December 9, 2011

15 days until Christmas! GIVEAWAY

How's everyone coming along with Christmas this season? Shopping? Meeting friends? Concerts? Cookie Baking? Checking off your list and checking it twice?

I am having a giveaway....but I need your help. I am looking to increase traffic to my facebook page and people who follow my blog. When 200 people follow my FACEBOOK page and 100 follow my blog I will give away $50- worth of merchandise to one LUCKY new follower or liker from my etsy shop your choice of merchandise. So the sooner you follow and like the sooner SOMEONE will get some good GOODS. If I reach this goal before the end of this year a SECOND person will receive $25- worth of merchandise.

Please comment to this blog post to tell me that you have done so. Tell your friends and make sure they tell me who sent them and you may get LUCKY too!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quick Original Collages by jenny elkins

Want a very affordable original collage for a gift....these are $15- and in my etsy shop

Size of a novel. Sawtooth hanger on the back to hang. They would look great in a shadowbox.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

You are the CHEESE

I have noticed that many of you are finding my blog through the past post You are the Cheese...Box Signs that I had sold through my blog. So I went to re-order them and they are not available until after Christmas. I am sorry. Check back with me or leave me a comment with your email if you are interested in one in the future.

Thought this was so CUTE!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mod Podge

Recently I have become very interested (okay alittle obsessed) with Pinterest. I found this and I thought it would be fun to make for my nieces for I go to the website and I can't find it.

So I need your help. How do you think it is made? Tickets turned over a small bowl then mod podged on the outside?????? I would love some ffedback or if anyone knows of the real link. Thanks!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I had heard a couple of comments only a month ago about Pinterest....well I signed up and now I am hooked. I have a link on the side of my BLOG and I would love to have you follow me and I will do the same. This is something I came across during my pins! Ready set go PIN!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Coming Soon!

I took hundreds of photographs today....which means I will have hundreds to crop and re-size. But, I am happy to do so. They will slowly make there way into my etsy shop and then hopefully they will leave my house in a brown cardboard box and reach your doorstep. If you see anything that intrigues you feel free to leave a comment here.
I couldn't resist the black and white button :)

Who needs a Kewpie Doll?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A little ROAD trip

Last month I ran into someone at a local Flea Market that gave me a flyer and after a brief conversation she told me that she would be selling in Brazil, Indiana during the Rockville Covered Bridge Festival. I hadn't been to the Festival in years because it is CRAZY there. Lines and lines of cars, the streets become parking lots. I just like things a little less crowded than that. My husband is from Brazil and his sister still lives in the area and I mentioned it to her and she was game. Of course my Mom is up for almost anything so she got up at 6am and was at my house by 7am with a bag breakfast for us and some snacks. You can't take a road trip without snacks. We picked Sister in Law (Pam) up (middle) and off we go. We found the woman who didn't bring the cabinet cards... :( because it had rained the day before. Which I understand but I have done outdoor art fairs for years we all have those big Plastic Containers that do a pretty good job...oh well. Next time.

I did score some pretty good stuff. Lots of little storybook dolls, a blow form Santa that plugs in, a great doll head, rubber trucks, little bowling trophies and lots more. We even hit the thrift stores in town. But, we only scratched the surface. I think we only made 4 stops and we were miles away from the covered bridges where all the REAL action was.
Can you tell I took our picture.....That is my Mom, then Pam in the middle and well me. I did add some blush to us since it was an early morning. I will be working to list these goodies to my etsy site as soon as everything else is added which is an overwhelming amount.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Here's the DISH: Some new items waiting to be listed on etsy. I have started a facebook page featuring what I list on etsy and what projects and events I will be doing. Like jenny elkins studio when you get the chance on FACEBOOK. I will be listing as much as I can each day check out my etsy shop.

You know the saying that goes something like "don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes" . That is how I am feeling of late. So many things going on here in my house. The husband is struggling with his health in turn he is struggling with things at work. We are looking for a big change in our lifestyle this year. I have a great amount of faith that everything will work out, it usually does.

SO I will end with sometimes it feels like I am juggling cats. Something I have heard. Until next time!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

latest artwork donation

This is a new piece that I made for the VSA Indiana silent auction. I hope someone will want to take it home with them. VSA is an art organization that gives people with physical and mental disabilites an opportunity to make art. The event is Sept. 23rd. Judy O'Bannon will be the honorary chair.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Coming Up!!!!!

So excited about this upcoming show. I have been busy making jewelry, sewing market bags, mosaic(ing) frames, collecting wonderful little vintage finds and more. It is all happening at my home in Irvington. If you want more info please comment or email me. jenny

Monday, August 1, 2011

There's more than Corn in Indiana

Thought this was FUNNY. A couple of months ago a friend of mine closed their antique booth and was selling a bunch of things. So, I go to her garage and I carefully go through everything to find the right stuff. I bring it all home and little by little I have listed it on etsy or it has made it's way to booth in Edinburgh. So tonight I say GO LIST STUFF!!!! (worked all day, dog tired) so I thought I will list that corn....hmmmm.....(I live in Indiana where large amounts of corn are grown) I think to myself what exactly is this....I can't pull it apart, is it some sort of odd early plastic advertising I get out my magnifying glass and read NYLABONE.

Mystery Solved.

Friday, July 22, 2011

What's OLD is NEW again

I have been BUSY making things out of items I already have. I am trying to think of more utilitarian uses for things instead of 2-d art. These are my latest creations. Button Pendants. The retail for $38- with the silver toned choker necklace. If you are interested please let me know and I reserve one for you.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Recent etsy listings

Collage Necklace

Plastic Monkeys (everybody needs plastic monkeys!)
Monkeys are SOLD!!!!

Vintage figurine carrying a trunk. Lid comes off. Made in JAPAN.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

new COLLAGE necklaces

"Buddha COLLAGE Necklace"

I am still working with the mind set of use what I have. (even though I have bought a few new things here and there) This is the latest jewelry I have come up with. There are over 35 pieces currently for SALE at Be Salon at the corner of Ft. Wayne and 10th Street in downtown Indianapolis. Feel free to stop in and browse. The Salon is open Tuesday through Saturday although the hours do vary.

"Coral" COLLAGE Necklace

"Southwest like but kinda African inspired" COLLAGE Necklace

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

"Donation" for Partners Inside

So I decorated a birdhouse for a fundraiser for People & Places Up Close. Homelessness. The event is this Saturday May 21st from 6 to 9 pm at the City Market $35- a ticket is anyone wants to go and support the cause.
I haven't been working on much to sell lately and the things I have made haven't made it to any venues. So I am sharing this with you. I love how dark the bird hole ((((is that what you would call it, bird hole?????))) is. I think she looks like a pirate smoking a cigarette. It is wierd and funky which frankly I love. Hopefully someone will bid on it and the monies will go to the great cause. The folks involved in Partners Inside have been so kind.