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.

Hugs,

signk

Blooming Love- BJP

Good Saturday Morning everyone-

I know I have got away from blogging but I am back. I will be posting every Saturday morning. Today, I am here to show you my Bead Journal Project for this year. Of course, I am all ready behind. But, I am hoping to catch up with week.  Tracey and I spent a lot of time talking about going outside our comfort levels and trying something new. So, I decide I would do circles with needle felting and embellished with beads.

 

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Here is the piece as I got started.

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Putting all the elements together.

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Close up of it all done.

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The finished piece.

Now let me tell you a little about the piece.  The birthday stone for January is Garnet and is normal red. Red garnets have long been associated with blood purification.  To me meaning a clean fresh start.  Blue is the color of loyalty and faith so I out lined some of the felting in blue.  I used red seed beads too to show power that you need to have a clean start. Yellow suggest freshness. the color gold is associated with wealth and prosperity which I believe comes with a new beginning. The key is to help you unlock all the doors you thought were closed or to hard to open. The wooden bead that says LOVE is to remind you to keep love in our heart.  Then you truly can have a blooming love all year long.

Thanks so much for stopping in.  Hope you enjoyed seeing my Bead Journal Project.

Hugs,

signk

 

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!

Hugs,

signk

Stuck?! Sketches Challenge

Linnie Blooms and 5 other sponsors have paired up Stuck?! Sketches up to do a challenge with a sketch. You can find the sketch on their Stuck?! blog

Here is my take on it.

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I used the feather stencil and Stitched greeting stamp set from Linnie blooms.  Go over to Stuck?! and check out this challenge lots of fun prizes to be won.

Thanks for stopping in enjoy your day,

Hugs,

signk

Micheal’s beading Challenge Blog Hop

When, I seen that Heather Powers and Lorelei Eurto were having a beading challenge using beads that just so happened to be 40% off at Micheal’s…I had to get in on that sweet action!

You could only use the 7 beads they selected from Micheal’s plus two other bead types and your choice of pendant. When I create a piece, I really have to connect with the beads. So, I spend a lot of time just look at them…sketching out ideas before I every get busy with them.  I knew for the pendant, I wanted to use one of the recycled game piece pendants that I make. As, luck had it I had one in my stash that was perfect with the colors.

Here is what I came up with: A breathe of glamour

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Of course, I need a sweet little part of earrings to go with this necklace too!

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Thanks for checking out my pieces. I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made!

Hugs,

signk

Recycled art- belt bracelets and paper bead earrings

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday day Morning :) To start the week off, I thought I would show you what I have been up too! It is no secret that I LOVE repurposing things. You know my motto- recycle, repurpose, and reuse.

So, when Christy Tomlinson was offering an online class on turning old belts into bracelets. I had to join the class. It has been fun for the boys and I to thrift shop for belts.

Here are a few that I have made.

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I am sad that I can’t make anymore bracelets until I get more snaps. I ordered more this weekend. Making these is so addicting!

The next thing in my recycled bag of tricks is paper bead earrings. What I did with these two pairs of earrings is gelli art print some for the boys old homework.  I love these earrings since they are super light weight and so pretty!

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Hope you have enjoyed seeing my recycled projects! STAY GREEN, my friends!

Thanks for stopping in :)

Hugs,

signk

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.

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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!

Hugs,

signk