Category Archives: Charm

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.




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!



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!

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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 🙂



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!

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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 🙂

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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!