We are now, 6 months into 2016. This is the time of the year, that I review my goals & progress. I must say, so for, so good. Woot, Woot!!!
I have learned a lot about metal stamping. There are many tools that you need to create a stamped bracelet, pendant & stamped tags. Now let me tell you, once the stamping is completed, now you need to be sure to darken the image that you just stamped. Oh, my, don't use to much of ink, because if you do, now you need a special polishing pad, to remove the excess ink. Don't worry about your freshly painted nails, because, now they are a different color. LOL!!! As I mentioned earlier, about the different tools, I forgot to tell you about the special brass head hammer that you must need. Well, who knew that I needed a 2lb. hammer for some of the many stamps that I have added to my tool box.
Did you know that now is a great time of the year to go through your jewelry to see, what you wore a lot and what you bought thinking that you would ware that piece a lot and never did. Well, it might be time for a Jewelry-makeover. You might be able to turn that outdated necklace, into a cool bracelet or bracelets that you can wear as a stack set.
Wishing You A Fabulous June!
Every now and then while working on a custom jewelry order make over, I have a vision of what else could be made from the jewelry piece. Did you know that you can wear a brooch as a unique necklace by adding jump rings & chain to it. Do you have a beaded long necklace that you like, but no longer wear, because it's out of style.
(jewelry never goes out of style) :0) You can take the necklace and wrap it around your wrist, for a bracelet, only if it's long enough. How about the piece of jewelry, with the missing stones. Yes, it can be saved, with glue, that is used for jewelry, and maybe taking a visit to the bead store to see if you can find a stone that will work. I do this sometimes from broken jewelry.
Today is also the last Friday in January. Can't believe how time flys!! How are you doing on your list of projects, new things that you plan on trying this year? Have you made it to the gym as many times in January as you planned? Have you made a change in anything that you said you were going to give up? If not, don't worry, because everyday, we get to start over.
Wishing You Much Success!!!
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough"
Hello Everyone & Happy New Year!!!!!
As we take time to start a New, pause & remember those who's lives were taken. The reason is not important, but pausing to say a prayer for them, so that they will know that We have not forgotten them.
I don't know about you, but for me it's been a very interesting year. This is my last blog for 2015, and I would like to share some thought about some words that for some reason, I have found to fit in my life.
The first word is
Supportive.: to give help or assistance to (someone or something).
Yes, I know that that word has several meanings, but this is one that for me I witness a lot. Were you Supportive to someone or something, or did someone give you Support, just when you needed it?
Mindful: aware of something that may be important.
With so many thing racing for our attention, it can make you forget what you are doing and sometime where you are. Let's start out 2016, being Mindful, when our family members, or anyone is speaking. Put down that phone, tablet, IPad or any other electronic disstration, and really listen to what they are saying. You will be surprised to see the look on their face, or faces when they notice that you really Care about what they are saying.
Kind: attentive, considerated, thoughtful, loving, gentle.
This is another word, with many meanings, but for the blog, I wanted to pick out some of the words with feelings attached. This has been a year of, hatful comments ,& actions, not only in the media, but I have noticed, some on social media. Yes, I understand, free speech, however, is this the way that we humans want to live. What type of example are we setting for those (little ears, & eyes) our children. Surely, we don't want them to think & believe that, hey this is the way to get what we want, or take from others. Just my thoughts.
As we prepare oursleves for the New Year, I would like for us to remember these word,
Reflect, Respond, Revisit & Review. These are Action words, so action is what I leave you with this December 31, 2015.
Peace & Blessing!
Happy New You!!
Merrian-Webster Dictionary's definition of the word Peace, mean a state in which there is no war or fighting.. As I watch the news, read the news, I don't hear the difinition of Peace. What has happened to the World as I knew it just a few years ago. Could it be due to the change in Attitude of the masses. I also looked up the word Attitude, and found several definitions. The first one was,: the way you think and feel about someone or something. Have we as a nation, forgot the meaning of Peace & Attitude? I sit and wonder sometime, why is there so much mean-spirited language being used, in the press, on TV and just about any public places. Don't you think that just IF we were Kinder, showed compassion for our fellow woman, man & children the world would see more Peace. As we go into the holiday season, and into the new year, let's take the meaning of Peace & Kindness with us daily.
I Wish You Peace, Love & Blessings!
It's been a while since I sat down to share a few things with you. So much has happen, since my last post.
I have been heavy into webinar learning. If you have not tried it for you business, or learning experience, you should give it a shot. The internet has a lot out there, Free for the asking. On Tues. & Weds., those are my babysitting days. Our little greatgrandson is growing so fast. He is almost 9 mos old this month. He is learning to stand alone. Sometimes watching him, hang on to something, then stand up and let go, is a fun site to see. What is interesting is how many times he falls down, he smiles and gets right back up to try again. I lost count the number of time he fell, then got up. What it reminded me of was, we as grown ups need to keep getting up, each time we fall. It could be a sale that we did not get, a plan that did'nt work out
a job that was not meant for us. I know, I will keep in my mind the picture of our greatgrandson, holding on, then standing up, balancing himself, standing with no hands, falling down, but getting right back up and trying again. Till next time, keep getting up, try again, and again.
As I look at the calendar, it's hard to believe that, the end of May is 3 days away. Where has the days gone. I remember that May 9th, I was one of the vendors at a juried event. I have attended a couple of Social Media workshops, and many webinars. Three days, left in May, does that mean that soon, half of the year is over?? My, how time flys!!! We all know that time does not fly, but everyone says this.
For me, this is a time to reflect on my personal growth, and review my business goals. I wonder, how many people, pause, at the half way mark,(meaning the end of May) to check-in with the plans that they made at the first of the year. I am sure that most of us would be surprised, how for we have come.
Lets all keep pressing on!!!!
It's been a while since my last entry. As some of you know, we are Great-grand-parents for the first time.
A little boy, so full of life and fun!! This is just one of the reasons, I have not sent you a blog. We are lucky to babysit sometimes once or twice a week. Now you know we are loving it!!! Now that Spring is here, we are looking forward to spending many days out outside with him. I have been working on a bracelet collection, so I'll keep you informed of the out-come. As you can see, this is one of my short blogs, so login to the site for updates.
Sending you much Love & Peace!
Happy February 1st!! Today they, meaning the weather center, predicting 3-4 inches of snow for the Indianapolis area. It's been snowing, but I think it's stopped. Hope everyone that is on the roads, Take It Slow!!!! I week ago, I promised to tell you about a piece of jewelry that i had just created and posted it on Facebook, to tell you the story behind the Marble on a chain. I attended Coffee In The Neighborhood, Carmel meeting and our speaker, was NaKaisha Tolbert-Banks. If you have not heard her speak, you are missing a treat. Part of her presentation is how the marble came into play, was, sometimes in life, we have people make the comment, "You have lost your marbles. NaKaisha, gave each person at the meeting, a marble to remind us, that the next time someone says that, you can tell & show them that not, I have one left. The room broke out into laughter. It came to me that since I create jewelry, I would wire wrap the marble and turn it into a necklace. I posted it on Facebook, and everyone liked it and some have asked me to make one for them. Since then, I have added the necklace to two of my web sites.
Most of you know that I'm a greatgrand-mother for the first time. Me and my husband have been babysitting on Tuesday & Wednesdays. Wow!!! he is so much fun!!! We had forgotten how you are on baby call, 24/7. Each week-end, we start getting ready for him to come over. There is a lot of excitement and joy. Well I will end this update with a quote. "A vision is a clearly-articulated, results-oriented picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction." -Jesse Stoner Zemel
Today is a very special day around the world. I remember hearing on the radio, that Martin Luther King Jr. had been shot and killed. I was stunned and sadden by the news. My heart was heavy, because I thought what will happen to us as a people (Black) and as a nation. Martins I Have A Dream speech is known around the world as one of Hope. Each time I hear the speech, I wounder, what Martin would think about the world as it is now. We have made some progress, and yes, there is still much work to do. If you follow the news, as I do some days, it would seem like we are moving in a backward movement. Sometime I wonder, what is going on! My hope, is that all my sisters and brothers, take a step back and look at what is happening in our world, communities, churches and ask them self the question, am I doing all I can to help make the world a better place. Am I uplifting someone everyday. Am I the light, in someones darkness.
As we prepare to move forward in 2015, keep in mind, that we are all here to give of service.
I wish you much Peace, Faith, & Courage!
Today is January 2, 2015. We now have 364 days to plan, hope, dream and look forward to what is in front of us for the new year. Have you made your Creative Invitations for the new year? I thought I would change the worn out phase, New Year Resolutions. I am sure that many of us are working on doing things different than we did in 2014. I know I am. Have you ever really thought, how your life passion could be , if you/we did just one of the things on our list of Things To Do? As we work on our personal plans/goals, let's not forget about those who need our help. By this I mean, lets give of Service this year, like never before. If you have never Volunteered, it will Change your life for ever. Starting out on day two of 2015, let's be kinder, loving and respectfully of each other. Sure, we all think about thing in a different manner, but in the long run, we are all wanting to be loved & respected.
I love quotes: You Can't start the Next Chapter of your Life If you Keep Re-Reading The Last On.