The Beginning

Starting doing beading in @1995 after getting alcohol poisoning while out partying with friends. It is a talent that God gave me to keep me from trying to kill myself (literally through binge drinking and then driving while drunk) From broken to Reborn, from lost to Found, God gave me this talent to make jewelry and I didn't realize how relevant it was to my life until I was listening to the radio praising God and this song came on (of course I forgot the name and such) but it talked about taking the old and making it new again. God did that with me as I do that with my jewelry! I love taking old broken pieces and recreating something new and exciting. If the necklace doesn't have earrings with it, I can make some to go with it. Romans 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of death. vs 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. It only through Jesus can we be truly changed, He alone has all power to deliver us from the bondage of sin and give us new life.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Let the fun begin....

I had an awesome day yesterday with Lisa Hacker, a 4-H volunteer in Jonesboro, discussing and showing my jewelry.  She wanted to learn how to use mixed media and that is what I do - I love using anything I can get my hands on.  I also got a bag of bead soup from my favorite store - $1 Jewelry Galore.  I never know what I will come home with when I go there!  It is the best source for re-purposing or reconstructing or even to add to other pieces!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nothing new in my world

Not much has been going on in my world!  Just getting things cleaned up and ready for County Review and 100 yrs celebration for EHC.   I need to make some jewelry to raise money for them.  I need to get my blue bracelets finished for Global Gene Project!  Do all of this and still find time to take care of myself.  I felt like I had rolled around in insulation last night - I could feel every hair on my legs (shaving is such a chore that I only shave once a week plus it helps keep my legs warm in the winter)(besides I don't wear shorts in the summer much less in the winter.)   If you do nothing more today than smile at your neighbor or wish them a good day, then make sure it is a bright smile that can be seen for miles.

God be with you!

Monday, October 10, 2011

One Year!

It is hard to believe that one year ago on October 9th, I married my best friend!  God has blessed us greatly!  I need to set my mind to working on jewelry at least one new piece a night!    Love to all!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Paying it forward !

Paying it forward !

I loved this film and loved the idea behind it !
Now I am taking a leaf from Cindy’s book over at Fluffy Sheep Quilting in this post to spread the quilting love around blogland.
Here is how it works :
I will make something for the first 3 people to comment on this post. What I make will be a surprise, and could arrive anytime in the next year.  It will be a random surprise in your mail box.
To sign up, you need to play along as well, i.e post this, or something similar on your blog and continue the chain. This means that you need to have a blog too !
I have so many ideas for this !
Who would like to receive a nice surprise present in the next year ? Come on and sign up in the Comments.
Once I have my three lucky bloggers, I will contact you to get your postal address for delivery and after that, the suspense will start !
All you have to do is Pay It Forward!  

Monday, October 3, 2011

Holy Smokes Batman!

October has pounced upon us out of nowhere it seems.  Time continues to fly by like Mario Andretti at the Indianapolis 500.  I love this time of year because the leaves are changing colors and Mother Nature is getting ready to let Old Man Winter step up to wheel.  During this time many animals and plants take a long nap, this is also a time when many people struggle with SAD.

Right now I am getting prepared to schedule programs and workshops for next year.  I am looking forward to a new start.  I have been working on my jewelry more and need to post some of those pictures.

Remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Save the Ta-Tas, Second Base, the Boobies, etc!  I  want to take this time to remember those who have lost their battle and those who continue to fight!  Any cancer is devastating to a patient and their family no matter what the age or gender! If you have someone special you would like remembered during this time, just comment their name below so that prayers can be delivered.

Have a great day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

MiShel Designs: October Means Awareness!

MiShel Designs: October Means Awareness!: Shel's Awareness Ribbons Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month I thought it was a good time to do a 'reminder campaign'. Ple...