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Regal secrets- BJP February

Hi! Here, I am with my February Bead Journal Project.

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February is the month my youngest son was born. The birth stone for February is Amethyst. Which is the color purple. So that is why I used purple. The color purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind and nerves, enhancing the sacred, creating feelings of spirituality, increasing nurturing tendencies and sensitivity, and encouraging imagination and creativity. The white beads represent  pure, clean, and innocent. Then the locket is to hold the deepest secrets of your heart. Most wears of lockets put a picture or a lock of hair in it. A locket is entirely personal and sentimental to the wearer.

I am almost back on track with my Bead Journal Project. I am currently about half done with March.

Thanks for stopping in to visit today.



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2nd Annual Bead Hoarders blog hop

Hello everyone-

So, sorry I am late in posting my creation. I have been sick. I am starting to feel better now.Thanks, Lori Anderson for hosting.

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The meaning of my Trust the Journey necklace:

Pendant-  The nest is a symbol of being strong and protected. (I created a collage on the back of a game piece)

The number 3 is a triangle- also meaning God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.

The word trust means  belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.

The yellow’s meaning is the color of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and cheerful.

Dream catcher- Only good dreams would be allowed to filter through… Bad dreams would stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day.”

River Stone is known to hold powerful energy, providing the wearer with strength, energizing the entire aura, and speeding up internal and external processes.

(turquoise) color symbolizes richness, abundance and bounty

Copper has long been used as a healing metal.

paper beads mean a start and prayer. ( I made these paper beads out of some gelli art prints)

Cross- is the intersection of God’s love and His justice

Make sure you stop by Lori’s blog to see her creations and the list of other fabulous participants.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!



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Scrabble tile pendants- Simple Simon Series

Hello and Happy July! Wow, is this year just flying by…it’s now half over….

I’ve been working on some more scrabble tile pendants. This series, I am calling Simple Simon. My sweet friend Mary, sent me a book with some adorable line drawings in it. It was my inspiration to get just keep the pendants simple and clean.


Thanks again, Mary. I want to tell everyone, I only use all my own original work in my pendants so one two are every a like. I do not photo copy them and use that copy. They are they real deal!

Also, I wanted to share a link to my project that is on the Linnie Blooms blog- Fun little bib style necklace using canvas pieces!

Thanks for stopping in!



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Upcycled Pendants



It’s been a while since I made any upcycled pendants. Gosh, it felt great! I have forgot how much I LOVE making these little works of art! Look for more of these pendants SOON!

What has everyone else been up to?

Thanks for stopping 🙂



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My New Year’s word for 2013

I have been doing some soul searching for a while, not really knowing what it is I need to do. Also had some family stuff that has been going on that we are still trying to iron out. So, as I thought about my word for 2013 to give me guidance though this up coming year. I had a lot rolling around in my head!

This is what I came up with:



– in my faith, love, family, art, photography, eating health, being happy, etc…

I aslo started working on a new style pendant.





Sweet little piece to CHEER in the new year with! Hope you all have a wonderful, safe, Happy New Year!

Thanks for stopping in,




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Monday Mayhem

I do not think, I have had as busy weekend as this past one! Oh my heaven, we were always moving and doing something. It was fun but man oh man is this Mama sore today!

Here are so photos of some of the things we did!





Here is what I have been working on creatively for the craft fair in less then two weeks now!





Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Here’s to a short school week 🙂

Thanks for stopping in!


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What’s new in your heart?

Today, has been very productive so far! Go boys off to summer school, did my assignments for the Junk Mail Artist Book and then headed to my studio to work a little.

First here is my JMAB- today we got to assemble our books and bind them. 3 books all ready for drawing and painting! SMILE!

We love with all our hearts but sometimes that can cause some pain. After you have let all that grief out you have to open your heart back up to let the “new” in!

So here is my memory wire cuff bracelet- What’s new in your heart?

In my Etsy shop if you are interested.

Thanks for stopping in today!


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Sometimes we think things are way more difficult then they are, so we don’t try them! That is how I felt about glass etching, but I was seeing all these neat things with glass etching and I wanted to try it! Locked and loaded with my Hobby Lobby coupon off, I went! I got the glass etching cream and contact paper from the dollar store.

Once, I got home I got busy with my punches. I found out that the smaller punches work better than the larger ones. I think you read/hear how artist say you have to make it your own all the time. So, that is what I did.

Here are my projects: First a sweet and simple pendant- with an etched butterfly and the word brilliant on it!

Then I turned up the heat a little with this one:

I used one of my collages and etched stars on the glass.

Glass etching turned to be pretty simple and fun! I can’t wait to do some more!

One last thing, I want to show you a sweet and simple bracelet I made.

The vanilla flower is a button that was a gift from my friend Erin K.

Hope your day is sweet and simple!

Tomorrow is the last day of school! I think, I am counting down just as much as the boys!


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Challenge of Literature blog hop

When, I seen Erin was having a Literature Challenge, I just had to get in! I love to read now that I am a grown up! As a kid, I never really did!  But, I did read one book back in 1984 that has inspired me all these years later.  You are wondering what that book was???? It was Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders from 1893.

The story is told by the dog Joe. The first year of Joe’s life he belongs to a cruel and horrible man. Once Joe is taking away from Jenkin’s and put in a loving family. He learns all about how people should treat other animals and other people. It taught me to treat animals and others with respect!

My favorite quote from the book:

My good friend Cathy gave me an old copy of Beautiful Joe, it is in horrible shape. But, I love the writing in the front.

In the book they talk about a group called the “Band of Mercy” they were for animal rights.  This is why, the pendant I made says Mercy on it!

Bezel from Green Girl Studios– Collage made by me and then filled with resin!

This is what the back of the pendant says, which I thought was just perfect!

3 Rings for the past, present, and future. The colors of the earth. Blue for the sky, green for the grass and orange for the sun/ sunset! The brown dog (thanks Tracey) is for Beautiful Joe, hanging out on the back over seeing everything! I did a simpler necklace since in the time of Beautiful Joe, things were not fancy. Simple but nice!

Here are the other players:

Erin Prais-Hintz
Rebecca Anderson
Rose Binoya
Lori Bowring Michaud
Shannon Chomanszuk
Marlene Cupo
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Kim Dworak
Beth Emery
Therese Frank
Amy Freeland
K Hutchinson– you are here
Jennifer Justman
Susan Kennedy
Linda Landig
Lisa Lodge
Lisa Lowe
Kirsi Luostarinen
Beth McCord
Melissa Meman
Sharon Misuraco
Tracey Nanstad
Melinda Orr
Kashmira Patel
Alice Peterson
Sally Russick
Niky Sayers
Pam Sears
Amy Severino
Tracy Stillman
Emma Todd
Melissa Trudinger
Lesley Watt
Shai Williams

I am sure you will find some good new summer reads from these players!

Thanks for stopping in!


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***Serving up vows and proof***

Here it is Monday, and I have hit 500 blog post! WOO HOO! That seems so crazy good to me! So, in honor of my 500th Blog post. I am going to give aways a couple things! As, my  boys like to say is that 2 or more Mama? It is 2 today! I wanted to do more, but I wanted people that are overseas to be in on the action too!

The first item up for grabs is this new fun bracelet inspired by Heather Powers memory wire cuff bracelets. I finally broke down and got a bead spinner. LOVE LOVE LOVE it! These bracelets are so much fun to make.

“Colbalt Winged Vow”

The finally item is a collage scrabble tile pendant.

” Journey testament”

So, to get entered in for one of the above piece, just leave me a comment on what your favorite position in baseball is? Can you tell, I asked my boys for a question! LOL! (Once the give-away is over the answer will become a math problem) My favorite position is catcher 🙂

The give-away will end next Monday May 28th! Good luck!

Thanks for stopping in 🙂