I am Jen with Monkeyshines Beadery. You can contact me here.

I’ve done many different things in my life, including jewelry making. Now, I am more into the history of jewelry. It is a fascinating field of study! Feminism, economics, craftsmanship, fine arts, and sociology are all tied into the history of jewelry.

Going back to school to get my masters is a dream of mine, but right now, I have so much going on! This website will be my way of dipping a toe, with a sparky toe-ring, into that academic water.

Who knows, maybe by the time I get around to school, I’ll have accumulated enough to skip right to the thesis defense! Ha!

Anyways, I think the writing will speak for itself. LOL.