Welcome to Mama's Magic Studio! I'm Jen, the Mama who makes Handmade Magic. 

I believe that something truly magical happens when an artist's hands create. When my hands finish their 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 teaching, crafting, and creativity. I teach art to elementary students and lead workshops for all ages. Sharing my enthusiasm for art and making is one of my most profound joys.

I have eclectic interests and am always learning new skills and techniques, so there's no telling what you might find here: beadwork, jewelry, textile art, accessories.... All my handcrafted items are made by me in my smoke-free studio. I have been creating handcrafts for more than 30 years, selling my work in person since 1990 and online since 2006.

I started Mama's Magic Studio as 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. After a long run with my Etsy shop, during which I was a leader of the SF Etsy Street Team, I parted ways with Etsy and now focus exclusively on my own website. I currently participate in various craft fairs and events in the San Francisco Bay area. For information about upcoming events, please check out my calendar. 

Want to learn more about me and Mama's Magic Studio? Check out some of my interviews and other news about Mama's Magic Studio here.