Jazzy Junk Jewelry from Marburger

April 16th, 2009 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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I am sure that she created this piece just for me. Those of you who know me, know that I am, withou a doubt directionally challenged. i couldnt punch my way out of a paper bag without a GPS. This compass on a bracelett sure would have helped me navigate my way through the many tents and building at the Marburger Farme Antiques Show! Very cool!
Meet Janet Waldrop, designer of this gorgeous junk jewelry. She is a delightful gal with some pretty funny opinions about baubles. Like for instance, if you cant see it from the car Im driving in then its just not big enough! Ha! Each year I do a Green Ribbon Tour at Marburger  highlighting vendors who embrace the JMS belief in reuse and recycle. Janet surely knows how to do this. She even employed some out-of service dentures in one of her pieces. Wow!
Janets use of old photos to market her wares delighted everyone who stoped by! Each piece of jewelry had a story that was written on the back of the photo. We junkers love our stories. Am I right?!
Janet had pendants, earrings, bracelets, and more. The selection was enormous and each piece unique.
The array of bits and pieces she incorporated into her designs was mind boggling. If she could put her hands on it she could create a piece of jewelry.
Janet doesnt have a website, but you can reach her at 903.825.3757. If you speak with her, ask her if she has a story about Texas fire ants that she would like to share with you.Tell her Sue sent you!
I am sure that she created this piece just for me. Those of you who know me, know that I am, withou a doubt directionally challenged. i couldnt punch my way out of a paper bag without a GPS. This compass on a bracelett sure would have helped me navigate my way through the many tents and building at the Marburger Farme Antiques Show! Very cool!

I am sure that she created this piece just for me. Those of you who know me, know that I am, withou a doubt directionally challenged. i couldn't punch my way out of a paper bag without a GPS. This compass on a bracelett sure would have helped me navigate my way through the many tents and building at the Marburger Farme Antiques Show! Very cool!


While at Marburger I was blessed with meeting some very cool vendors on the cutting edge of recycle and reuse. There were many great jewelers there, but I have to say my new friend Janet took the cake with her innovative designs and her unbelievable knack for display. Whoa, Nellie take a look at some of her creations!


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Comments (8)

windodressing writes: Janet is a personal friend and we have been waiting for her to "BE FOUND".....her work is without a doubt SPECTACULAR, to say the least! I'm proud to say that I am a part of her entourage!(I've schlepped many a suitcase full of jewelry to artshows!)CONGRATS to both of you for finding each other! Posted: 8:18 am on May 18th
writes: pretty, pretty stuff!

JennyK Posted: 11:13 pm on April 20th
alicemom writes: What a hoot! I just love her saying "if you can't see it from my car". Sue you look so good in that picture. The outfit is great.
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 6:39 pm on April 20th
MimiToria writes: Hey Sue. Fun to see this post. Lani had asked me today if I'd seen this post of yours and I hadn't, so went on tonight to check it out.
I'll try to post the necklace that Lani saw today that made her think of this post. Its so fun to design with different finds, and the necklace I'm referring to is kind of funky too. Not this funky and fun, but different than some of the other things I've shared.
Hope all is well with you and great job on TV this week. How fun for you!
Gretchen Posted: 10:16 pm on April 17th
suewhitney writes: Hi PickJunk,

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style...we're all glad you're here! Feel free two jump right in with both feet because everyone here is friendly and supportive. I look forward to hearing more from you!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:33 pm on April 17th
pickjunk writes: That is absolutely beautiful!! This is my first post!! Posted: 12:00 pm on April 17th
monakent writes: Such talent. Janet's pieces are individual works of art!!! I would love to see more of the pieces and hear her tales on each. How fun. Thanks for sharing. gailmarie, bfa Posted: 10:47 am on April 16th
CottageElements writes: Janet's jewelry is incredible. Very unique, one of a kind items. Didn't get a chance to get back there to purchase any, but had been eyeing quite a few items. She has some amazing stuff!! I'll just have to give her a call (and find out her fire ant story). Ha!
Posted: 9:38 am on April 16th
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