Welcome to Mama's Magic Studio! I'm Jen, the Mama who makes Handmade Magic. All my handcrafted items are made by me in my smoke-free studio.
I believe that something truly magical happens when an artist's hands create. When the hands finish the work, something new and beautiful exists in the world. To me, that's magic -- even though I know and experience the effort and skill of every step of the process. Handmade Magic is not the result of a wave of a wand! It's a labor of love, and (aside from being a Mama) the most satisfying thing I know. I opened Mama's Magic Studio to share that magic and love with the world.
Photo by Jill Bernhardt
I am passionate about crafting and creativity, and I am always learning new skills and techniques. I have eclectic crafting interests, so there's no telling what you might find here: beadwork, jewelry, handmade knitting needles, accessories.... I have been creating handcrafts for almost 30 years, selling my work in person since 1990 and online since 2006. I opened Mama's Magic Studio in 2008.
I am an active member of the Etsy community, which I joined back when the site was in Beta and being run by the four founding guys out of their New York apartment. I still run an Etsy shop, and I have been a leader of the SF Etsy Street Team since 2010. I participate in various craft fairs and events in the San Francisco Bay area. For information about upcoming events, please check out my calendar.