Jennifer VanBenschoten
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  • Jay, NY
  • United States
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer VanBenschoten Jul 27, 2009. 7 Replies

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Jennifer VanBenschoten replied to Brenda Branson's discussion 'Pricing Work' in the group Seed Beaders
"I would strongly advise AGAINST pricing "regionally". Don't set your price as $100 in a small town and then increase it to $200 in a larger city - you'll alienate your customers and will lose business. Instead, I think it makes…"
Jan 17, 2012
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Jun 27, 2011
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May 21, 2011
Claire Taylor commented on Jennifer VanBenschoten's photo

Ode to a Grecian Urn

"i love the individual segments and 'flow' of this piece. well done :)"
Apr 25, 2011
Jennifer VanBenschoten replied to Carol's discussion 'Keeping bezeled cabachons in place?' in the group Bead Embroiderers
"Hi, Carol!  What kind of bezels did you stitch around the cabochons?  Did you use peyote stitch?  Did the bezel come up far enough over the edges of the cab?  I always finish my bezels with a round of size 15 beads to tighten it…"
Mar 18, 2011
Jennifer VanBenschoten replied to Jeff's discussion 'List the top 5 online suppliers you use.'
"1. Whimbeads 2. Artbeads 3. Etsy 4. Designer's Findings 5. Shipwreck Beads I used to use Fire Mountain Gems, but have decided not to use them anymore since I saw a knockoff of one of my original designs as a beading contest entry, used without…"
Sep 14, 2010
Cherry Chick commented on Jennifer VanBenschoten's photo

Back to Byzantium 2

"I just saw someone working on your design this past week and it is stunning. Then I opened my Beading Daily email this morning and there you were again. I ran a Google search on your name and here you are in Beader's Showcase! This necklace is…"
Feb 2, 2010
Jennifer VanBenschoten commented on Casey McCarthy's photo

Green Fairy - Beaded Cocktail Ring

"Gorgeous bead, and a wonderful photo! I love the color of that bead - my favorite shades of blue/green. Nicely done!"
Jan 31, 2010

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What is your favorite beading activity? Surely you can separate one:)
Off-loom bead weaving, without a doubt!
Other beading activities you enjoy or want to learn about?
The second runner up is lampworking with Effetre. I also love to fuse glass. And I'd love to learn more advanced beadweaving techniques, maybe take a few classes in sculptural techniques.
About Me:
I am a 34-year-old work-at-home-mom to a wonderful baby boy, and married to the best husband ever. (Very supportive!) We live in Jay, N.Y. in the heart of the Adirondack mountains. (That's closer to the Canadian border than it is to Albany!)

I am a mostly self-taught beadwork and glass artist whose work has appeared in Beadwork magazine. I am currently working with a marketing consultant and a business counselor to take my business to the next level so I can continue to work to support my family!
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At 12:15pm on December 7, 2009, Lidia - lc7196 said…
Wonderful work Jennifer!
At 3:58am on October 28, 2009, Karen Zaorski said…
Just want to comment that your bead weaving is WOW!
At 10:32pm on July 22, 2009, jaycee said…
Hi Jennifer
It's nice to meet you!
What sort of photos are you looking for, for the photo galleries?
At 8:09am on January 17, 2009, Lorna Prime said…
hello there :o)
Thank you for your lovely comment about my brightly coloured twisty beads! I was struggeling with a lack of inspiration on the day I made those so just picked up what colours I had closest to me hence the odd combination lol!!
Your beadwork is amazing by the way! The cllars are out of this world.....breathtaking even!
Lorna XX
At 9:26pm on January 8, 2009, Megan G said…
I especially love your bead embroidery - I think I just added half of them to my favorites - very inspiring!
At 11:56pm on January 7, 2009, Jennifer VanBenschoten said…
Thanks, everybody! It's kinda nice to get validation from other bead artists - that means a lot to me!
At 11:23pm on January 7, 2009, Mary R Forgays said…
Gorgeous work! I also love the names of your pieces.
At 10:59pm on January 7, 2009, Beads and Birds said…
Your work is fantastic!
At 9:00am on January 7, 2009, Jeff said…
Hi Jennifer

Welcome to Beaders Showcase. Great to have you join us and all the best with your business plans.
At 8:03am on January 7, 2009, Deborah Haviland said…

Hi there, glad you've come to this friendly and gifted artist community. Show us some of your pretties. Welcome. Deb



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