Saturday, June 2, 2012

Jouna Can't Keep Her Hands Off Of Food!

It's incredible how the web and common interests can breed amazing friendships, even from oceans away. I met my friend Jouna through an Etsy forum. With no hesitation she jumped into my life and a friendship was born immediately. She has given me advice, listened to me complain and rejoice over being an Etsy shop owner and life in general while we E-mail and IM well after midnight (I just let my inner nerd slip out, please excuse!) She even made the jewelry that I gifted to my bridesmaids to wear at my wedding! She's done me the favor of being a special guest writer. Enjoy!

Hello! My name is Jonua Besnard, and just like the film, I am an American living in Paris.  I am really honored to be guest blogging for Tiffany, as she is a creative gal who is very successful in her craft. 

I run an online boutique called J. Rachel Besnard Designs, where I design jewelry from various metals and stones, but I am not here to talk about that.  Recently I started a new line called Sugar Me Jewelry, and that is what I am going to focus on in this post.  Sugar Me Jewelry is scented mini food that you wear!  All of the pieces are handcrafted from polymer clay.  I spend much time looking around at Patisseries, and through cooking magazines for inspiration, and try to capture all of the little textures and indentations in the food. 

At first jewelry was going to the only thing I focused on, but already I have worked out a deal with a boutique where I will be making miniature food on the 1:12 and 1:6 scale for dollhouses.  I am very excited to get started on this venture.   Before making mini foods, I did not realize there were so many avid collectors out there.  Being a miniaturist is addictive, whether you make food, furniture, dishes, or just collect them!

This is my fav! It even SMELLS like coffee - Tiffany

Not expecting this line to take off as fast as it did, the website is not up yet.  It should be up in late July.  Anyone who is interested in purchasing any of my pieces or just browsing through my photos can reach me on my facebook page and follow me at Pinterest.  For custom requests you can email me at

Just stop by and say Tiffany sent you!


  1. This is such a fun post! The Jewelry is too too cute! We absolutely loved hearing about your friendship - this is what makes blogging and Etsy so fun. We love to purchase from our Etsy pals too. Thank you so much for coming by to visit us, Tiffany. Now, we get to come and see you!! Your knits look so comfy ^_^ We want to feature your button on page, but aren't quite sure how to do so...?

    ~Sampson and Lorrie

    1. P.S. We got your button on our blog page! It is sooo cute! How did you create it? We would love to know how to make one.

    2. I saw that! Thanks for including me on your page that is so kind!! If you want to make your own here is a good tutorial on how to make the image and at the bottom is a link to a generator. Hope this helps!

  2. Sampson & Lorrie - here is another tutorial. It's a really good one and the one that I originally used to make mine!


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