Mandala Stones and Boulders in Mexico

Mandala stones by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts (now in Mexico!)

Drawing mandalas on stones and boulders. That’s what I’ve been doing this month in Mexico with almost no internet. The best part was that awesome boulder. It called to me and I answered as best I could. Turns out we were made from the same cosmic dust that boulder and I! It is extremely frustrating… Read more »

Double Rainbow in Mexico – Life is Good, Even Without Internet!

Double rainbow in Mexico - proof that life without internet is still worth living!

We’re in our winter home in Mexico (well, my in-law’s house!) and eating a ton of tasty avocados, oranges, queso fresco, bolillos, etc!! We’re about to continue the work of building our own house and I’ve started drawing mandalas on Mexican rocks! Internet access has been spotty, but the reward for living in rural Mexico… Read more »

Flash Jewelry SALE

Organizing my work table always inspires new pieces! Flash SALE - time to make room for new work use the coupon code MEXICO for $20 off at

Organizing my work table always inspires new pieces! Flash Jewelry SALE – time to make room for new work :) Use the coupon code MEXICO at checkout for $20 off  

Fungi in Wisconsin in December


Thank you, December, for blessing me with: •   geese flying through mists •   moths fluttering around one tree •   bracket fungus fruiting in the middle of winter •   and all the lovely moss and lichen Thank you thank you thank you! We’ll be heading down to Mexico soon, so you may resume… Read more »

Still Time To Get It By Christmas

Order by 12/19/14 to get him some man jewelry in time for Christmas!

You can still place your order by December 19 to get that piece of man jewelry shipped in time for Christmas!  (Complimentary upgrades to Priority Shipping, starting…now!)

Finding Beauty in Winter

Finding Beauty in Winter: click through for more nature photography to inspire these bleak, gray days.

I hate winter.   But I AM trying. Branches.  Finally we get to see all those beautiful branches!  (Burr Oak) Sidewalk grass dries out and becomes modern sculpture. We got a warm day after the hard, killing frost.  And I saw moths! Puppies and babies think snow is amazing.  That helps me hate it less. Moss… Read more »

How to Size a Men’s Beaded Necklace

How to size a men's beaded necklace. Mens jewelry designer Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts creates natural jewelry inspired by nature. Mens beaded necklaces and bracelets.

Shopping for men’s jewelry this Christmas? Need to know how to size a men’s beaded necklace  without your special guy finding out?  Here are some style tips! • Average length for a men’s necklace is 20″ which will lay just at the collarbone for an average sized man. • My most popular necklace lengths are 18″, 20″… Read more »