Jewelry Making Beginnings

Leather Feather Jewelry
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This weeks blog is all about Jewelry Making.  Learn what influenced and inspired  me and how I learned the techniques to make the leather feathers look so real.  

Pow Wow at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH

Watch the Maker Monday video below to see how the American Indian culture influenced this collection.  Listen as I tell the stories of what keeps me connected.

The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Pow Wow is always the second weekend in July ( July 11-12, 2020).  I hope you will join us for a fun event for the whole family.  

If you watched the video above, then you already know the answer to this weeks Tool Trivia Game?

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Workshop Wednesday

In this Workshop Wednesday episode learn how I create the leather feathers.  What type of leather and the tools needed will also be explored.  

Watch and you will learn the answer to next week’s Tool Trivia Tuesday game!  Play along next week and you will win a prize!

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Flashback Friday

The Flashback Friday series is all about showing products that were made many years ago.  The jewelry line is my newest collection, so I have no old products to show

Loons are one of the birds that inspired this collection and is one that is especially dear to my heart.  Shown below: a real loon photo, the tennis bag with a loon I made for my Dad in 1980, and the more recent loon jewelry set shown with the carved wooden loon I had given to my Mom many years ago.


What topic/product line would you like to see for March?

January-All about Belts

February-All about Jewelry


April- All about Guitar Straps

A. Hand Carved Journal Covers   B. Home Decor   C. Masks

Please leave your answer below.

Author Bio

Jan Hibbard was born and raised in Wakefield, Mass. My love of animals and my interest in crafts developed as a child. My journey with leather began 42 years ago as I working on my teaching degree in Boston. Barnes & Noble opened in downtown Boston and I found a book on leatherwork. It mentioned 2 leather companies located in Boston. I went there the next day and I purchased my first hide of leather and a few tools. I made a leather vest which I still wear today. My LOVE of leather was born and it continues to grow.

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