Jennifer Smith, Owner of Get Blingy, is married to Steve, has four stepchildren, and lives in Olathe, Kansas. Jennifer has been an avid crafter since she was a little girl. Learning how to crochet and latch hook from her grandmother, she went on to love paper crafting after discovering scrapbooking at age 15 before the industry emerged. More of a card maker and construction crafter now, she loves to “leave a little sparkle wherever she goes!”
Jennifer got into beading after a trip to Hawaii in 2007 where she found beaded “TOE Thongs”. She loved them and wanted one in every color, but bought just one and figured out how to make them herself. Her friends all wanted them and a business started to take form. Jennifer is a big sports fan and loves to “sportify” her jewelry. She feels sports and bling are a great mix! Jennifer loves to shop for beads in all her travels… Alaska, Hawaii, Israel, Turkey, Greece… you never know where the beads in your handmade piece may have come from!
Jennifer got started in the craft fair business in 2012 when she made a new friend in the bead aisle of JoAnn’s. She and Timmi (from Timmi’s Trinkets and Treasures) became instant buddies, inviting each other to craft fairs and even sharing a craft booth for several years before Get Blingy was officially born in 2015. The Get Blingy team consists of Jennifer, her Mom, Noel, and her husband, Steve. They mostly travel from July – November doing state fairs and holiday boutiques.
Jennifer loves her latte, her Bible and her craft room. Her favorite saying is, “All I need is a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus!”