Friday, December 12, 2008


Trying to maintain a personal blog, an environmental blog and a photography blog is exhausting!! So I am only using this blog to promote my etsy shop and website. If you want to know the more juicy details of my life, please visit my personal blog at I've neglected it for too long!! So be prepared for lots of new updates and more interesting material, happenings, exclusive photos and more!!


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Silverlake Art/Craft & Vintage Fair

Come visit me tomorrow at the Silverlake Art/Craft & Vintage Fair at the intersection of Glendale and Silverlake Blvd. in Los Angeles where indie crafters will be showing their goods from 9 am to 5 pm!!

I will be selling fine art prints, greeting cards and ready-to-hang strene pieces.

From the Ghetto Gloss flyer:
"There will be local artists mixed in along with the best of vintage collectibles, vintage clothing, and retro furniture. Did we mention plants, succulents, a Tarot card reader, and a lady who does energy work on animals? What more could you ask for? Support the local indie vendors this holiday season."

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Last Minute No-Fuss Halloween Costume Ideas

Ten ideas for the last minute halloweenie.

1. Wear a camera around your neck and you're a photographer!! UPGRADE: You'll be a hit at any party if you have a giant lens and a flash and stalk people paparazzi style.
2. Roll your head on your pillow, wear an over-sized sweater, black leggings and big sunglasses and call yourself an Olsen twin.
3. Be a baby!! Make a diaper with a solid colored sheet. Run over to [insert nearest store] and buy yourself a pacifier.
4. Wrap yourself in green crepe paper (the more shades the better) and voilĂ , you're the creature from the Black Lagoon!!
5. GIRLS: Tape your mouth shut and wear a name tag that says "The perfect woman." GUYS: Sorry, the perfect man doesn't exist!! HAHAHA, just kidding.
6. "I forgot it was Halloween one year. So I took a brown paper bag, taped it to my stomach, and said I was a kangaroo." ~Sarah Michelle Gellar - BINGO!!
7. Wanna be a hippie? Wear a peasant top and draw a peace sign on your face. Guys can be hippies too!! All they need is a tie-dye shirt. Bonus points for anyone who can score an afro wig.
8. Using a red marker draw a bullseye on a piece of cardboard. Cut around the circle and tape it to your chest. Now you're the Target symbol!!
9. Suspenders, high-water pants and nerd glasses. Instant classic. Toss a calculator to your pocket for an more polished look.

10. Wear jeans and a tee shirt. When someone asks you what you are say that you're a Mac or a PC.

HAVE A HAPPY HALLOWEEN GUYS!! If you wind up using any of these ideas send me a pic and I'll post it on my blog!! :)

Monday, October 27, 2008

FREE 8x10 fine art print offer!!

I'm giving away free 8x10 prints with the purchase of any three items in my etsy shop!!

More about the offer here!! :)

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Indian Summer

Keep summer alive all year round!!

Check out the latest additions to my etsy shop:

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Where you can find me...

My etsy shop along with a brief interview will be featured in Martha's Blog "The Dancing Monkey Jewelry Chronicles" TODAY. :)

You can also find me on

My "Pool Triptych" print is featured in Casa Sugar's Summer Style: Pool Photography blog.

I contributed to The Star Ledger's Great Destinations book this summer. You can find out more info about the project here.

My self portrait "Eve" was featured on Catherine Buca's Sunday Flickr Favorites (for July 27th) as well as my photo "Chinako on the Polaroid floor" (for June 29th).

And here is a link to my profile on JPG Magazine.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

NEW!! Handmade Acrylic Pendant Necklaces

rick and i finally made necklaces... and they came out GREAT!!!! check them out:

Cotton Candy by the Sea
Originally uploaded by jena ardell.

Elvis in Palm Springs
Originally uploaded by jena ardell.

each necklace is one-of-a-kind and takes 1 hour to create!!

each pendant is "cooked" in a high-pressure HOTTTT pot. they come out rough, until they are ground and polished to perfection.

why acrylic?
because it's LIGHTER and more DURABLE than resin. also, very rarely are there air bubbles embedded in the pendant. these pendants are virtually indestructible and will last a lifetime!!

available in my etsy shop:!!