HobNob Earrings

I always seem to start my post by saying that it’s been ages since my last post, but I truly find very little time to myself with two young children, especially during the summer months. It’s been an awesome summer, lots of time at the pool, tennis lessons for the kids, a trip to Boston and catching a game at Fenway and then on to Vermont for visiting family, spending time at the lake house, picking blueberries and swimming at the local swimming hole-just like images you would imagine seeing in the summer issue of Vermont Life Magazine. This Sunday we head to the Outerbanks and conclude our summer by enjoying a week at the beach before returning for school.

Before I leave for the beach, I needed to work on some class samples of the HobNob earrings I will be teaching at the Reston Community Center next month on September 15th. These are fun earrings to make. This class comes at the perfect time, a few months before Christmas. Enough time to master the technique and make a bunch for holiday gifts. Earrings-the perfect holiday gift-one size fits all!

And lastly, before I sign off for the night, I want to thank my dear friend, Andrea Arden, for revamping my blog. I thank her for her patience and expertise in creating exactly what I was envisioning. If you are interested in creating a blog for yourself or revamping one you already have, please don’t hesitate contacting her.

Until next time:)

Jeanette Blix Ryan is a jewelry designer and instructor who teaches wire and metalworking workshops in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. She is the co-founder of artBLISS, hosting jewelry and mixed media workshops in the DC area. She also published the Glass Art Calendar, the first glass calendar published featuring lampwork beads among the leading glass artists in the field today. Recently, she has become a Jamberry Nail Consultant, because in addition to creating and wearing her jewelry designs, she also loves having pretty and artistic nails!


  1. Susan Kennedy on August 27, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Great earrings, Jeanette! I love them! I am sitting here wondering, how do you get the double-ended hook balled at both ends without ruining things? Anyways, wish I could take that class, I would love to learn them! Maybe you need to do a video tutorial!
    Sounds like a great summer! I’ll miss you at ArtBLISS this year, just can’t do it! Hope its very successful!

  2. Jeanette on August 27, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Hey Sue, we will miss you at artBLISS but completely understand! I am working on a tutorial for these earrings and hopefully will have it available in a few weeks:) Hope you had a great summer!

  3. Patti Vanderbloemen on September 5, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Well, you say you are behind in writing posts…my backlog of READING posts is getting longer! These earrings are fantastic! I would love to have taken this class, but have prior commitments. 🙁 Sue Kennedy is right – you need to have tutorial available for purchase! So glad you had what sounds like a perfect summer! See you soon at ARTBliss!

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