Studio Notes {Blog}

Today We Celebrate Coffee [September 29]
Sep 29th 2022

Today We Celebrate Coffee [September 29]

Happy National Coffee Day!I chuckle when I think about the fact that there was a time in my adult life that I didn’t drink coffee. I couldn’t stand it. When I did have a cup, it was smothered in chocolate and whipped cream. It was more like a slightl…

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​Happy National Scarf Day! [September 27]
Sep 27th 2022

​Happy National Scarf Day! [September 27]

I love a good scarf. I think they are a great way to jazz up a casual, everyday outfit, or keep you warm in the throes of a big winter storm. Both functional and fashionable!  I wanted to share a scarf I’m currently making. Full confession…this…

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The Origin of our Gratitude Symbol Jewelry Collection
Sep 14th 2022

The Origin of our Gratitude Symbol Jewelry Collection

In late 2009, about a year after I launched Punky Jane Jewelry, a friend asked if I could create a custom piece for her. She sent me this graphic from the Go Gratitude Experiment: a green lowercase ‘g’ inside a circle created from one continuous s…

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Sep 2nd 2022

What is the Indie Sellers Guild?

Punky Jane is a proud member of the Indie Sellers Guild (ISG), but what is the ISG exactly? Here's a quick take: "The Indie Sellers Guild is a labor organization established to promote the interests of online sellers of handmade, unique, vintage…

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Need something fast? How can we help?
Aug 2nd 2022

Need something fast? How can we help?

Our lives are moving more quickly than ever, and those big e-commerce sites can promise everything will arrive fast, fast, fast. The beauty of handmade is that we can take the time needed to design and create your piece just for you, exactly the way…

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We REALLY like paper clips...
May 29th 2022

We REALLY like paper clips...

You may have noticed that we kind of have a thing for office supplies...especially paper clips. While May 29th is technically National Paper Clip Day (yes, that's a thing), we celebrate every day, and we've got a new design to show for it...a pape…

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Pi Day!
Mar 14th 2022

Pi Day!

February gave us a bunch of fun palindrome dates, and now March delivers Pi Day! Such a silly, nerdy day. We admit to getting pretty excited about things like Pi Day, which is celebrated every year on March 14, or 3.14. No year will be…

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Happy Jewel Day! (March 13th)
Mar 13th 2022

Happy Jewel Day! (March 13th)

Wait...Jewel Day? I have no idea where (or why) this started, but I’m in! Things are really heavy in the world and I needed a little light-hearted silliness. Today, that meant looking for strange unofficial holidays. I usually put my f…

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What does “handmade” actually mean?
Mar 7th 2022

What does “handmade” actually mean?

Merriam-Webster defines it as “made by hand or by a hand process.” Synonyms are “handcrafted” and “handwrought.” Antonyms are “factory-made,” “manufactured,” and “machine-made.” People may have varying ideas of what the true definition of handma…

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We Want to Reward You!
Jan 31st 2022

We Want to Reward You!

If you’re already a member of our rewards program, stop reading. Wait...read the next sentence and then stop: Take this found time to do something nice for yourself! If you’re not a PJ*Rewards member...keep reading and we'll doing something n…

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2021 Holiday Orders and Studio Hours
Dec 10th 2021

2021 Holiday Orders and Studio Hours

We will be taking a little production break between Christmas and New Years to spend time with our families, but will still answer emails. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!---> 12/23/21 update, all orders placed by 12/10/21 have shipped (unless we've contacted…

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We are here to help
Oct 22nd 2021

We are here to help

USPS and FedEx both seem to be experiencing delays. While we can’t control the speed of the delivery, we can control our production time.To help our customers, we are doing everything we can to ship as quickly as possible. If you have a specific date…

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