Once Upon A Christmas Art Workshop Event | Charleston, SC | Jennifer Hayslip


Hello Friends!

I am super excited to finally open registration for Once Upon a Christmas!

Since 2007 I have attended several amazing art workshop events from all over.

I have long lasting memories and friendships from these artful weekends that I will cherish forever.

I’m ready and excited to host my 4th event in beautiful historic Charleston, SC.

More good times and fabulous memories are waiting to be made!


charlestonwaterviewWelcome to Charleston!

This charming city was founded in 1670 and is located on the coastline of the Charleston Harbor.

    The harbor is located on an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean.

Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston has received a large number of accolades, including “America’s Most Friendly [City]” by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and in 2013 and 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler, and also “the most polite and hospitable city in America” by Southern Living magazine.

The city is filled with art galleries, museums, festivals, boutiques, cafe’s, restaurants,theater,outdoor activities, history and architecture.

For an incredible description of Charleston please click HERE.

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Our storyland weekend begins with the arrival and check-in of all you lovely Angels. This is your time to be carefree and leave all your worries behind. You are in for a long pampering weekend of fun, friendship and pure artistic heaven!

Our creative playful weekend will take place at the historic Francis Marion Hotel.

Located on King Street. The heart of the historic district.

For hotel and booking information please click HERE.

Btw…For you Starbuck coffee lovers…there is one located in the hotel.

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The evening begins with the Sugarplum Christmas Ball Welcome Reception and Vendor Market.


Embrace the holiday spirit by dressing in your festive Christmas gown, sweaters and holiday jewels.


I will be giving away a fabulous prized gift for best dressed and crowned Miss Sugarplum Queen!


We’ll enjoy a full evening dining on hor dourves, enjoying festive drinks, having your photos taken, and shopping from the many fabulous talented vendors.

After we’ve holiday shopped we’ll gather for an amazing food presentation and make and take craft.

Presented by….



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The lovely Jennifer Grenko will be hosting the Christmas Make and Take project.

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This evening will be a wonderful kick-off to our weekend!


Our second storyland day will be in the grand Colonial ballroom which will be transformed into a pastel sugary wonderland filled with twinkle lights, candy colored trees, sugary edible treats, and old fashioned Christmas tunes.

The day will start early and end at dusk while enjoying a full lunch, dinner, and dessert!

I am thrilled and honored to have these talented instructors join us for this artful weekend.

Their projects bring magic, joy, whimsy, and festive sweetness!








The hostess with the mostess and Queen of fun will host Saturday’s planned festivities!


I’m SO excited that the “Queen of Fun” is hosting our Saturday excursions.


Jessi is the hostess of our Horse & Carriage ride and Christmas Swaps.


Our Saturday day will be filled with taking in all the beauty, life and culture of Charleston.

A scheduled carriage ride tour with narrated guide will take us thru the charming cobblestone streets of Charleston giving us the history on the old well loved city.

horsecarriage001webYou will be given a lunch voucher and the rest of your afternoon and evening will be exploring Charleston at your own leisure.

You will be given maps and guides to all the must see historic places, gardens, parks, as well as the antique shops.

I have a fabulous *extra bonus* for Saturday.

I am delighted to share that Candy Shop Vintage (specializes in vintage jewelry and vintage inspired) is hosting a shopping party exclusively for Once Upon A Christmas attendees on Saturday.

We’ll have champagne, snacks, gift bags and special discounts for everyone.

I’m so thrilled to add this extra bonus to my guest!!

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Candy Shop Vintage was recently named one of the best places to shop in Charleston by Town & Country magazine.

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Our weekend schedule.


If you wish to sign up and join me please click the link below which will direct you to the payment options and give details of event terms & conditions.


The MENU tab “Christmas Workshop Event” above has the pull down page options to view each page.

If you are interested in being a Vendor or offering a raffle gift please email me directly at twinkleshabbystar@yahoo.com

Shortly after registration, I will be setting up a private Once Upon A Christmas facebook and yahoo group.

This will be the perfect platform for us all to chat, organize swaps, find a roommate, coordinate travel options, get to know one another, and share in the excitement!


I HOPE you will join me for this festive weekend.

Please know you don’t have to be an experienced crafter to attend. This event is open to anyone who wants to experience something new, make adorable projects, tour a beautiful city and form new friendships.

It will be the perfect time to get you in the holiday spirit!




Jenn! I am SO excited! I have been hoping for years that you would host a Christmas themed art event! I just can’t wait to be part of it! xoxo Jennifer

This looks so lovely! I wish I could attend! I know you will all have a wonderful time.

(Just a suggestion – on the registration page, you may want to add what is and is not included in the price, i.e., $590 is registration for the event only, including classes, meals, excursions, but does not include hotel, airfare, or other ground transportation….)
I deal with legal contracts all the time and don’t want you to have disappointed people!

Sounds like Ooooodles of fun Jenn!!! Love all the dreamy pics! :)

This will be pure magic!!!! So very excited!

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Shop Update! | Spring and Easter Bunny Handmade Children’s Jewelry | Jennifer Hayslip

www.jenniferhayslip.comShop Update!

I am thrilled to share my  newest whimsical creations!

Perfect for Spring and Easter time!

I handcrafted these adorable Bunny Necklaces and brooches.

They are perfect for children to wear or big girls too! 😉

To purchase please visit my Etsy shop.


Miss Birthday Bunny!

Adorable for little birthday girls to wear!


Balloon Bunnies


Easter bunny and fluffy chicks.


This piece is one of my favorites.

Darling little Easter bunny.


Miss Blue Bunny Queen


Miss Bluebird has a special Valentine to deliver.


These darling necklaces I used vintage pastel chain.

Candy colored sweet!

www.jenniferhayslipwww.jenniferhayslipwww.jenniferhayslipwww.jenniferhayslipI hope you like my newest creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Creating!




Hi Patty, I love the sweetness of your creation. Romantic style truly is lovely. Wishing you a beautiful weekend from Utah! Jo

Simply adorable!

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Save The Date |Once Upon A Christmas | Art Workshop Event |Jennifer Hayslip



Hello Friends!

I am giddy with excitement to announce that after four long years I am hosting another grand art workshop event!

Eeeek!! I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am!

I’ve had this theme idea for well over two years now, and I made the final decision end of last year to

Go For It!

Four years ago I hosted Once Upon A Dream which was one of the most incredible memorable weekends of my life.

Spending time with my art soul girlfriends in the most beautiful setting of Asheville, NC.

Nothing makes me happier than bringing together a circle of creative like-minded ladies for a long weekend of fun, laughter and creative inspiration.

This years event theme is Vintage Storybook Christmas.

Old fashioned nostalgic Christmas sprinkled in a sugary pastel winter wonderland.


The workshop event will take place in the beautiful historic city of Charleston, SC.


The city was founded in 1670, and is defined by its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and pastel pre-Civil-War-era houses.

I want my guest to experience it’s Southern history, charm and culture.

charlestonCharleston is rated as one of the top 10 travel destinations.

There is so much to see and do in this town!

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I cannot wait to roll out all the fabulous DETAILS of the event and what I have planned especially for you.

It’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable weekend of creating beautiful projects, site-seeing and most importantly celebrating friendship.

What a wonderful festive way to start your holiday season.

If your interested in attending please



Event details and registration will take place first of March.

I will announce on social media in a few short weeks when the registration will open.

Seats will be limited!

I hope you will join me and my incredible talented instructors for an unforgettable magical weekend.



Victoria Nuckols

Thank you so much!!!!!

Oh Jennifer I am so happy you are doing a Fairyland Christmas, I can’t wait to be a part of of all the magic!!

Huggs, Nancy

Shelley McNair


Suzanne rogers

I had so much fun in Asheville. Let me know when you are sure of the dates.😍

Carol deSousa

Ohh that is my birthday weekend! Might just be the perfect gift to myself.




Can’t wait for all the details! 💕

Jennifer! 💕 I want to know if this is ok if this is something I can get excited about?! I have no clue about your world of crafting, but I have always drooled over what you do!! Are newbies welcome? I know how amazing you are….and this is probably going to be one hell of an amazing weekend! I love you girl! ~Raquel

Deb Fischer

Jennifer, I can wait either, I want to go. Will look forward to more details in March.
What fun,

Robin Martin

All things vintage, romantic, Parisian, and whimsical 💜💜

Robin Martin

Charleston, history, friends, art, beauty…..all the things that make this the perfect event 💜💜

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Pink Santa and Christmas Fairy Jewelry Necklaces | Christmas Shop Update! | Jennifer Hayslip


Happy Holidays!

I hope you and your family had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

I am SOOOO excited to share some very special jewelry pieces that I’ve been working on made specifically for the Christmas Holidays.

I created these whimsical pieces for children to wear. However, adults can wear them too! 😉


Many years ago I found the most beautiful vintage pink Santa at my local antique store. I’ve posted many photos of him on my blog and he’s been pinned (Pinterest) over thousands of times.

He’s the cutest jolliest fella!

Being he’s so well loved I decided to make him into adorable necklaces.


My daughter Vivian showing off Santa.

His boots, belt and hat are adorned with white sparkly glitter,and he has a pink Swarovski crystal on his belt.

I offer the necklace with your choice of a RHINESTONE chain or a WHITE BALL chain.

He is SUPER cute!!

He is available in my Etsy shop.


This next very special piece I created is SO magical and special!

Several years ago while shopping the Canton flea market in Texas I found this vintage 1950’s children’s book.

Christmas in Fairyland.

The graphics are darling and beyond precious.

It was this book that inspired me to make a Christmas Fairy snowglobe necklace.


The necklace is made of vintage pastel pearl chain from Japan.

Inside the small snowglobe is a tiny fairy in which I made her crown and her wings.

She’s surrounded by magical sparkly fairy dust.

Adorned at the top of globe is a gold glitter charm tag that say’s “Believe”.


This charming necklace is a reminder to believe in the spirit of Christmas.


I used pink ribbon for the ties so it’s easy to adjust the length of the chain.


She comes from the land of pink castles in the sky!




My inspiration….these darling Christmas fairies.







Vivian adores this necklace!


It looks beautiful worn with a pretty dress.



Wear Miss Christmas Fairy close to your heart and always remember to Believe.


Another sweet necklace I made is these two precious angels decorating the Christmas Tree.

The image is adorned with white glitter and two Swarovski crystals for extra sparkle.


These were fun to make!


These darling pieces are available now in my Etsy Shop.

Lastly, I want to share this special blossoming new young artist with you.

Her name is Sara Stevens and she is 15 years old.

This sweet girl has one of the most beautiful angelic voices and I wanted to share!

 Please listen iTunes preview when you have a minute. Her songs are available for download.


Click Here!

Or Copy and paste the link.


I’m wishing her much success!

Jennifer Hayslip

I hope you like my new Holiday necklaces! I have more of these pink tree’s available as well.

Thanks for stopping by friends!

Wishing you all a magical holiday season!



Jennifer Grenko

What a beautiful post! Vivi looks so gorgeous and your necklaces are beautiful!! Tell Vivi love her pretty ponytail! xoxo


Many years ago, you created a shadowbox house & a hot air balloon decoration. My question on this post is where did you find that beautiful dress & hair accessory for your daughter? Just stunning!
Melanie (in NJ)

patti readicker

your jewelry, dolls, cups , everything.

Ellie Kelding

As always, I love your inspiring creations.

Vivian is a stunning beauty. I can’t believe she is growing up this quickly. How old is she now?

Thanks for your inspiring, and beautiful posts. Thanks for sharing.


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Magical Christmas Crafting Shop Update | Jennifer Hayslip | Eye Candy Creations

Jennifer Hayslip

Happy Early Holiday Friends!

This year I got a jump start early on my holiday crafting. Christmas is so inspiring and my absolute favorite time to create!!

I’m taking a mini break from my photography so I can focus on getting back to making assemblage pieces, jewelry, and holiday treasures for the home.

One of my favorite original things to create is my gumball assemblages.

This darling Christmas Fairy bunny is full of magical sweetness!

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She’s wearing a fluffy pink tulle skirt and holding her magical wand.

Spreading Christmas cheer and happiness!

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The inside of the globe has a darling vintage angel singing Christmas carols with her friendly little bunny.

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I truly adore creating this original piece and I hope it finds a wonderful home!!!

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The next adorable thing I LOVED creating are these mini Christmas tree glass dome snowglobe necklaces!!


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Each pink tree is embellished with faux sprinkles to give it a festive look!

Inside the dome is also a little bit of sparkle glitter for that extra Christmas twinkle.

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 I will be making several more of these necklaces as well as new designs that I plan on listing NEXT week!

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How sweet are these angel assemblages??

I used vintage tin tart molds for the base and adorned them with sugary white glitter.

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These precious angels are available in my Etsy shop.

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Thank you for visiting and taking a peek at my newest creations.

These pieces are available HERE!

I’m a busy elf working in my Eye Candy studio making several more Christmas treasures.

So PLEASE check back!!!

Next week I will be listing NEW original design necklaces! I’m super excited to share!!

Happy Creating!



Jenn, your creations are beyond beautiful! And I am honored to own a couple myself!! :)
<3 Sonya

These are all so adorable! I am loving those charms.

Leena Lanteigne

Your creations are so sweet! I love using pink for Christmas! I even have a pink tree! Everything looks so darling and vintage and just adds a magical touch to Christmas – thank you so much for sharing! Hugs, Leena


How adorable are they all Jennifer! You are my inspiration in photography and the colors you use are so sweet and lively! I especially love the little snow bunny…too cute!

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