Fungi in Wisconsin in December

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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. http://jennyhoople.com/

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 »

Why I’m Not Doing A Black Friday Sale

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Let’s give in to love and happiness this Thanksgiving.   I’ll still do a Holiday Jewelry Sale But it’ll be next weekend and just for my email subscribers. (Click here to sign up!) Can you believe #hooplebaby is a whole year old already?!  Holy guacamole.  He’s not sleeping through the night yet, but he’s still… Read more »

Men’s Jewelry Look Book 2015

Mens jewelry designer Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts creates natural jewelry inspired by nature. Mens beaded necklaces and bracelets. http://jennyhoople.com/

My men’s jewelry makes these models look so hot! Here are the model shots the River Stone Mandala fundraiser paid for! The photos that June Lion took are SO perfect in the way they capture the casual but sophisticated look of my mens jewelry line. And don’t you think the jewelry really helps these models… Read more »

Snow is Beautiful and I Hate It

Winter is beautiful, but I hate it. Click through to give yourself permission to turn your nose up at these beautiful snowflake mandalas!

This Sunday is brought to you by Snowflakes.  The original mandala!  We had our first real snow last night :) I hate snow. I’ll take this beautiful moment to admit that I hate winter.  Snowflakes are beautiful, this soft, quiet snowfall was beautiful, swimming all by myself at 9am down at the Y while everyone… Read more »

Stone Mandala Art Becoming So Much More

Mandala art on family photos (a new artwork series by Jenny Hoople)

  Making mandala art for my River Stone Mandala Fundraiser was so exciting that I can’t stop! I’m planning bigger stone pieces, which part of the proceeds from the fundraiser will help make possible!  And I’ve started drawing mandalas on old family photos (well, larger copies of family photos, that is!) Above is a rare… Read more »

Buy A River Stone Mandala And Help Awaken The World To Wonder

Help awaken the world to wonder, pick up a river stone mandala before 11/10/14 to help fund the creation of a large-scale art piece featuring large boulders covered in lichen-like mandala "growths"!! - (original art by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts)

Help awaken the world to wonder, snag a one-of-a-kind river stone mandala before 11/10/14 By pledging my Kickstarter campaign, you’ll help fund my creation of a large-scale art piece featuring large boulders covered in lichen-like mandala “growths”. I started this River Stone Fundraiser to raise money for model shots for my rugged men’s jewelry line. … Read more »