Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday's Featured Artist Jennelle

Thursday has arrived, bright and sunny.  The weather promises to be a bit cooler today, I think a day outside may be in order, inspiration, textures, and a reconnection with nature after a long Winter indoors.

It seems as if has gotten a lot attention this week, and as such this weeks Featured Artist is,

On the site she was known as Janelle5.

This came as quite a shock to me, I had no idea that this remarkable artists has passed.  Handmade Artists and Janelle's friends have continued to run her shop.  There are five items left and it would be a pity to see them unsold.  I have never exchanged messages with her nor did I come across her amazing wood jewelry until researching for this blog post.

This wonderful tribute to a forum member is on her Bio page.  I place it here, so those reading may get a sense of who she was and what she meant to those she befriended on Handmade Artists and in her everyday life.

Janelle was a passionate lover of handmade and a tireless promoter.  She was also an active member of our community. On her passing, we have experienced a great loss.  Janelle left a hole in our group and our hearts.  Janelle was unique in many ways, but what she did with a piece of wood was remarkable!  Though she may be gone, her talent, passion and art remain in the pieces she so lovingly created.  All of the proceeds from this shop will be contributed to her estate.  We know you will be as taken with Janelle's pieces are we are!  All of her friends here at the Handmade Artists Shop thank you for taking the time to look at, appreciate, and purchase her work.

Thank you for stopping in, The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day. 


  1. She really was so fun and so talented. I have some of her pieces; in fact, I wore the hair sticks yesterday!

  2. Wow, thank you for featuring Jan's stuff! I am the one who is taking care of this shop for her and her brother. She was a dear friend and those of us who've been around awhile all loved her.

  3. Janelle will always have a special place at HAF and in the hearts of those who knew her.