Jill Gentry

By on October 23, 2010
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Jill Gentry
Those of you who are signed up to receive Free Wire Jewelry Patterns may be seeing some patterns from Wire-Sculpture Faculty member Jill Gentry soon…

Raised on a farm in Kentucky, Jill grew up with a talented mom who was an accomplished painter. Although she tried, the fine arts didn’t call to Jill; rather, she enjoyed all types of crafts including crochet, knitting and counted cross-stitch. Several years ago, she began working with wire, making earrings to sell at her church bazaar. Then a best friend (from high school) introduced her to Dale “Cougar” Armstrong and wire took over Jill’s life.

Jill still lives on a farm in Kentucky, with her husband and two adult children, several dogs, cats, and Angus cows. Over the past six years, between gardening, cooking, and church activities she has become a very serious “wire artist.” Jill’s unique wire jewelry has taken awards and she has been the featured artist in several venues. A classic car buff, she named her business after her car, “Blue Malibu Jewelry.”

Jill has a ring design featured in Dale’s book, “Wirework,” and she rarely misses her yoga classes. When asked about her success, Jill says, “I must be true to myself and never forget that God gave me this gift to share with others.”

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    Donna Geurin

    February 16, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Jill, I love the Chakra Earrings. My son-in-law has a Yoga Studio and he would like for me to make some for his students as gifts. Would you please tell me what kind of beads you used or where you obtained them. We would appreciate it very much. Thank you for your help.

    Donna Geurin

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      Jill Gentry

      February 16, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      Thanks!! Those are one of my best sellers. I used Carnlian, Red Adventurine, Pineapple Jasper, Green Adventruine, Blue Adventurine or Sodalite, Amethyst and Florite. I usually pick up my beads at bead shows or on a website. Hope that helps. I hope your son-in-laws students love them.
      Jill Gentry

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    Mary Robertson

    August 6, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Hi Jill. Is it possible to contact you via email to request permission to teach this beautiful pendant?

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      Jill Gentry

      November 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

      Sorry, I have looked at wire sculpture in a while, so I did know about your request.
      You can reach me at jjgentry@scrtc.com.