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!
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.