Janay A Handmade

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Tease III- Organic Ring Pillows November 12, 2009

Organic Ring Pillow 3

Organic Pillow 6

Organic Pillow 9

Say I DO ( I cannot resist the occasional overdone wedding pun) to Ring Bearer Pillows that you can REUSE as throws in your home.  They all have ties for rings- but tie those things up and put them in your house after your wedding! Who wouldn’t want one of these cuties adorning a chair?

Rings by  fellow Wedding Hive co-founder Genevieve Flynn Metalsmith

Photo by Melissa Lin Ellis

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20’s Bridal Fashion Show August 10, 2009

Photographs by Melissa Lin Ellis Photography

Hair and Makeup Styling by Human Nature Salon, Westport KC

Jewelry by Scarlett Garnet and Genevieve Flynn Metalsmith

Flowers by Ornamental Petal

Clothing, veils, accessories, and wardrobe styling by Janay A Handmade

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New Blog Sighting Reported! April 28, 2009

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Janay-A featured on Paco + Lupe’s Blog.



Inspiration: Vintage Doilys August 20, 2008

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I just got a load of free vintage doilys, linens, handkerchiefs, and more off craigslist!

Gotta love the Craigslist, gold ole’ CG.  

Got my man, my car, my dog, most my furniture.. what more could one want?

These old findings are really inspiring.  The sheer hours someone spent creating these little beauties!

I had to pack them up to move, but will post pictures when I finally get to unpack everything, make a grand mess, and play with them.  

I am thinking one-of-a-kind whimsical wedding dresses, with all different shades of white in one dress.

All overlapping, different patterns and sizes of circles.




About Janay A: Designer; Creative.

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I am Janay A, a fashion designer in Kansas City.  This blog will show my new yummy works, journal fun fashion events, gab about inspiring and lifestyle trends… and be expressive about my daily adventures.

I am also model, dancer, learner, lover of all things creative.



My specialty is unique Wedding Gowns and Bridal Separates.  I soon will post with photos of my works!

View my current bridal separates and women’s wear collections on etsy:


A bit of history:

I have been freelance designing under the Janay A label in Kansas City for three years.  I attended South West Missouri State University (now MSU in Springfield, Missouri) before graduating from Penn Valley (Kansas City) with an associates in Fashion.  The collection has really taken off and is sold in 21 stores nationwide!

Now I am honing my efforts to create beautiful one of a kind gowns and expand my collection of bridal separates.

I live with my cat Myiette, dog Maili, and boyfriend Kevin.  We are opening a design studio on 31st st. near Martini Corner in September! More about this awesome space, with photos, soon!



Janay A