Studio 5 Love List: October

Painted Gourds

Jeni Gochnour

Jeni Gochnour creates whimsical and charming gourds for all holidays. These are the ones that she turns into ghosts, jack o’lanterns, and Halloween characters. Jenni reveals, “I found a gourd years ago and have felt like it was a match made in heaven. (A gourd is a name given to a hollow, dried shell of fruit, generally, used more for utilitarian uses and once dried will last forever.) I don’t usually open-up my gourds so you can still hear the seeds inside them. I love that. Each gourd has its own personality and I love discovering who they are and painting it out for all to see. Every one of my pieces is unique and different because there is not one gourd that is exactly like another. You can find more at or on her blog, She also has an etsy site:

Vintage Headpieces

Jana Crump

Jana Crump loves all things vintage and that’s how she started created unique headpieces. These are perfect for Halloween for the person who doesn’t want to dress up too much, but just throw on a headpiece that will be the talk of the party, or more memorable than the trick or treat candy they are handing out.

“I started my business in February when I was trying to find a cocktail hat. To my surprise I couldn’t find anyone that sold them, so I sat down and just started putting different materials together and came up with my own design. I thought that maybe there was someone else looking just like I did and that I should sell them. And then it began. I opened my shop on ETSY. I searched for different inspirations from old photos and look through fashion magazines to see what the trends are. All my items are vintage inspired with a modern twist. You can find her at

Vinylicious Designs

Kanani Hayes

Vinylicious is born from the desire to create something wonderful
in the world which is both purposeful & pleasing something useful with
a little kick of design and color! Vinylicious Designs are the
perfect option whether your choosing to treat yourself or looking for
that one great cute and useful gift for a friend or family member.

From handbags to notebooks, from bibs to make-up totes, from wallets
to pillows all in vivid colors, fun designs, and easy to care for.

You can find more at:

They are also found at:

Frosty Darling ~ 177 e & Broadway Ave (300 s) Salt Lake

Or you can see more at upcoming shows:

Family Christmas Gift Show ~ Nov 13-15 South Towne Expo Center

Beehive Bazaar ~ Dec 3-5 Provo

Art Market ~ Dec 3-5 Salt Lake

Framed Crow and Owl Artwork

Sara Christensen

Sara’s husband of 20 years is actually part of the inspiration behind her creations. He makes the frames for the artwork from pieces of their old fence. Sara then makes the crows and owls from old recycled materials. Birds are her current favorite subject matter. You can contact her at

Halloween Capes

Nanette Amis

Nanette sells her capes and other crafts at Art Market, which she developed here in Utah. She patterned it after the art markets in Seattle at Pike Place Market. She just left out the fish mongers and the smell. She makes her capes with two of her daughters, Grace and Isabel. They also make children’s furniture, doll furniture, knitted scarves and more. You can find them at various art markets throughout the year of by visiting

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