Thursday, December 11, 2014

New Contest!

In partner with my dog Cora Jean the French bulldog's Fan Page, we are doing a giveaway starting Monday, December 15th until the end of the year.  Winner will be announced the first of January 2015.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Example of 4"x4"  Silhouette Painting Below.  Can be in your dog breed bull body or head.  Also can be cat or dog.  Custom colors also available.

You can visit Cora Jean's Page here on Facebook:

8 1/2" x 11" are also available for custom order.  See our Etsy shop or message us at

Monday, May 12, 2014

"Day of the Dead" Inspired Necklaces

I have always loved Day of the Dead themed items.  I love to look at them and their vibrant colors and see what the artist has done with the piece.  These 2 necklaces are my inspired designs from the tibetan silver charms that I bought. 

The first necklace I made is in pink, black and clear beads.  I used the last of my pink flower beads and finished it off with the cute musician charms and a rose.

The second necklace is black and red seed beads mixed with red and black round beads.  Finished off with the hanging charms of the dancers and a cross.

Recent Postings for Jewelry in Etsy

I love this new necklace I made.  I made my Mom a similar set for Mother's Day and she loved it as well.  This necklace also comes with a pair of 14mm stud earrings in the same kind/color of the flower pendant that is 25mm.  White 8mm pearl beaded necklace with coordinating color glass beads and silver jewelry spacer beads.
Click on the link below to go directly to the necklace for purchase.

I saw the large 10mm sized glass beads with the flowers on them and put it in my shopping basket with no hesitation.  I took some of the color in the beads and accented it with the light purple faux pearl beading.  

Click below link to buy this necklace.

Dog Lovers Treasuries

"Dog Lover" Treasury featuring my cute Dog Days jewelry set.
You can buy this set in my Etsy shop.  Click on the link below. 
"Dog Days of Summer" featuring my glass tile Dog Mom Necklace
You can buy this set in my Etsy shop.  Click on the link below.

So honored to be a part of the Dog Lovers Group on Etsy.  Check out the page here:
Anything animal related in my shop that is sold, a percentage of the proceeds go to various animal charities once a month.

Women Rock Treasury

I am so glad to be a part of this Etsy group as well.  Women have one thing they can do that is amazing, and that's stick together and help each other out with our creativeness and sales of our shop.  Put us all together, and we can do anything.   Check out the latest wonderful treasury above featuring my Van Gogh Inspired painting glass tile necklace.
You can buy the item here in my Etsy shop:
To check out our group on Etsy, click the link below.
Click to see the treasury in Etsy below:

Monday, May 5, 2014

Newest Jewelry Items

I love using recycled items whenever possible in my jewelry and other crafty items I make, this one I used a upcycled bottle cap with a glued on glass pendant in a cute hot pink color/design.  Made the beads to match in a hot pink and turquoise strand ended with a silver plated chain. 
You can buy this item listed in my Etsy shop at:

I love owls.  One of my favorite decors in anything for my house or in other crafty items I make.   This set is a full beaded necklace in yellow and brown beads.  Matching earrings beaded on a silver tone earring hanger.  The owl setting is glass glued onto a silver plated setting of 25mm size.  Very cute set.

Available to buy in my link below:

Friday, May 2, 2014

Ori-Janel Item Featured in Treasury On Etsy

So excited to wake up this morning and find one of my items is in the amazing treasury.  Women in business support each other and I love to support anyone who also helps me.  So nice.  Check out all of these amazing artists and you can go to my shop here, just click on the link below.

Treasury listing at:  

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

$25.00 Gifts Certificate Giveaway Contest as seen in Feminarum Magazine

Enter our Giveaway through our Facebook page as seen in the recent article about Ori-Janel Creations in Feminarum Magazine Issue 7!

Check out the Giveaway here through our Facebook Page:

Buy the magazine here:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Ori-Janel Creations at Kids Fashion Show Event

Ori-Janel Creations had the honor of being in a fashion show this past weekend in San Diego, CA.  Our jewelry was the only thing we brought with us this, since it was involved in the fashion show itself.  The Designs By Teagann in the fashion show wore Ori-Janel Jewelry!  Teagann's designs were amazing and inspiring.  Jewelry to match along with additional jewelry gifted at the end as well.  Ori-Janel was the only vendor at this honorary show and got to set up our additional jewelry for sale as well.  So much jewelry involved and can be bought in our Etsy shop at:

 Model #2 (from left) is wearing 25mm purple wood earrings
Model #3 is wearing an orange resin ring.
Model #4 is wearing Ori-Janel Creations cupcake earrings and necklace set
Photo Credits:  Gg Nickel Images
All wardrobe in pictures (above) are Designs by Teagann.

 Entire group shot of people involved in the Fashion Show.
Photo Credits:  Gg Nickel Images

 Owner/Creator/Designer Janel Connell set up at show

 Jewelry Set Up at fashion show.

Only Ori-Janel jewelry was involved in this show at this particular event due to space and travel issues of getting all products to the show.  Look for us at upcoming craft shows around San Diego areas and also shop in our store on

Special thanks to Greg Nickel and Designs by Teagann for having us out to this wonderful event.

Newest Jewelry Sets in Shop

I'm still fairly new to extended jewelry making that gets more involved than I have in the past.  Recently made these sets and one of them has chain beading that turned out really nicely.  Always learning new techniques and lately I love to add chain to beadwork chains as well.  Very fashionable and alluring to my eye.  Hope it is to yours as well.

Purple and Gold Set beadwork and chain necklace.  You can buy it in my Etsy shop here:

I also have a passion for charms.  I have a ton of them and still not enough time or ideas to use with them.  I made this one on a silver plated chain with skull and bones and matching earrings.

For other Ori-Janel Creations check out my entire shop here:

Thrifty Bead Storage Idea

So I went to the dollar store recently and saw a 7 day pill holder, and right away it reminded me of the bead holders I have for my jewelry making.  I bought the 7 day color pill holder (color picture below) and put my beads in it just as the ones you can buy in the craft stores.  (below)

(Dollar Store find)

(Craft store bead holders)

Just an idea I had since I got to the dollar store all the time, and it worked just as well.

Happy Craft Making!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ori-Janel Creations to be in Fashion Show

Ori-Janel Creations will have the honor of being in a kids fashion show coming up.  We will have a booth set out for selling our jewelry creations along with the models wearing the jewelry in the show.
Come out and support the creative artists involved in this show.  Free admission and family friendly event.

Newest Jewelry Creations

I love making jewelry and feel I need to stay diverse in what I make, since the sky is the limit on choices in making your own jewelry.  I work with what I have and am still learning to continuously make different designs using various supplies.  Recently I have made the following jewelry that will be included in an upcoming kids fashion show in San Diego, CA. (what is not sold by the event, all jewelry is available for purchase in my Etsy shop.

I bought some plastic fruit charms, that I absolutely adore, and made a whole set that includes earrings, bracelet and necklace.

Faith, Hope and Love are something we should all have and remember to get us through our days.  I made a set of each in gold and silver tone, with matching earrings.

I love lockets too and these I made 2 silver ones.  Silver plated chain and locket to add your own photos into.

Silk chord necklace with hanging key charms turned out so cute.  
Matching beaded earrings to make set.

to order your items in our Etsy shop, click not he link below to take you there.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tall Barbie Candles Inpiration Setting

My sister is so good at decorating and making beautiful settings that she takes photos of and posts on her pages.  This one happen to include one of my Barbie Inspired candles that she had picked out for her Christmas present.  I just love how she set it up and how the colors and picture on the candle add up for just the prefect setting.

Photo Credits:  Julie L of Fabulous Finds Boutique 2014

You can buy your Vintage Barbie Inspired candle in my Etsy shop here:
These and other ones listed are on my page.

New Votive Candle Sets

 Marilyn Monroe Inspired Candle Set

 Class Movie Monster Poster Inspired Set
Siegfried Follies Inspired Set

These are my latest handmade creations I have done with candle holders.  Glass votive sized candle holders that come in a set of 2 or 4.  I used these prints and glued them onto the glass for a really cute reusable candle that gives off a lot of light and lights up the picture in the dark.

You can buy your set in my Etsy shop here:

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Newest Monster Candle Creations

I love these easy and new candles I've been making with pictures of things I've gotten on cardstock and have wrapped them in laminate to protect the photo from any type of exposure.  The candles are 8 inch tall and 2.25 inches round.  Your typical tall candle you can find everywhere.  These candles burn forever.  I made these 3 monster candles most recently and am in love with them.

You can find these candles as well as the other items listed in my Etsy shop here:

I also had another request for a candle that didn't already have wax in it so that it could be used over and over again and not have an issue with a candle.  I came up with these for a custom order and seems to work great so far for myself.  I lit them up and took pictures of them and wish you could see how amazing they light up in the dark.  The pictures don't seem to do it justice.

Recent Photo Shoot with Ori-Janel Items

Sunday I did a photo shoot with Gg Nickel Images at Old Poway Park and decided it'd be a perfect time to get in some of my handmade items that matched the theme I was looking for.  A while back I made myself a leopard print cigar box purse of my own to keep, with a rare very large cigar box that I just had to keep. 

 Also a new item I made is the large, red hair flower that looked perfect in the photos and brought in a little more color to the scene.

To see more of my modeling page as Dollface Janel go here:
Full Credits:
Gg Nickel Images
MUAH:  Thao Nguyen
Model:  Dollface Janel

Additional photos not to be published online due to magazine publications not wanting any photo exposure until that time of publication. 

Publications with Ori-Janel Products

As many as you maybe know, I also do modeling and when I do photo shoots that I actually make something for, I love to make my items to wear.  Ori-Janel heart feather head piece was made by me and featured in the Baba Lous Beauties Magazine February 2014 Edition.

The Baba Lous Beauties Magazine January 2014 Edition also did a feature on my shop and some items.
I am so thankful for any exposure I get out to the world and only try to make the best handmade items to my availability and to make a good, quality item.