Gospel Bracelet - highlights the 6 points of the Gospel message
Black - Our sin separates us from God, leads to death and hell
Purple - God is a righteous judge and He must judge our sin
Red - God loves us and sent His Son to die and shed His blood so we could be made right with God
White - In order to receive this love and forgiveness we must repent and turn from our sins
Blue - We must put our faith, all our life's hope and trust, in God and in what Jesus did for us on the cross
Gold - No matter what prayer we pray or action we take, it is God who grants salvation and eternal life
This is the new design for the GO! bracelets, featuring the right-angle weave technique. This is an experiment in progress, since it requires an exact planning of each bead placement and several rows stitched together.
Right now I am making 2 GO! France bracelets for the Pastor of our church and his wife, for when they go to Paris next year and do missions as a family. For the first time I am engraving in cursive on the medallions, which looks a lot nicer!
While I was attempting to follow Tophatter auctions and cut beading wire, I snipped the end of my left middle finger with the scissors.....looked worse than it was.
And while RSVPing for the neighborhood block party on Oct. 6, the lady who runs it told me I am allowed to set up tables and sell my jewelry!!!! For anyone in the area of Arlington, TX it is on the block of 5700 Shady Hill Lane, from 2-10pm. I am so excited!!!!
Now to work a little more on the bracelets before leaving for Bible study......
This is something I came up with just for the crowd at Tophatter.com - a simple crystal and goldtone chain bracelet. I am also experimenting with my scanner and different backgrounds to make the pics more appealing. It seems that if I just lay a piece of light color cardstock over the jewelry instead of the flat top of the machine it looks slightly better......I am in the market for an affordable priced Canon Powershot.
I finished all the assignments and will mail them off tomorrow at the post office (no WAY am I trusting this to the local carrier)! Took the test, got an A-. Now I just have a few pages at the end of the Study Guide to go through, which pertain to photographing jewelry and jewelry supply resources. Unit 2 comes after my next 2 tuition payments, which would make it around Nov-Dec.....going to be hard waiting that long; we'll see how long I can hold out!
Well, I have finished the first 2 projects for Unit 1! Yesterday I assembled a collage made up of things that inspire me - mine is all Victiorian-style decor. Lots of ruffles, lace, pastel colors, and images that evoke a feeling of richness and luxury. Today for project 3 I have to take an old piece of jewelry and cut it apart and think about how I can use the components to create a new piece of jewelry. When my assignments come back from the school I may share them on here. I'm off to recycle some jewelry!
I received the first lesson shipment yesterday from the Sheffield School of Interior Design! I am going to be taking the Jewelry Design Course. Included were a textbook, 2 smaller study guide books, 2 CDs and a DVD - plus slipcases to hold them all in! I started immediately - there is a certain order you are supposed to do each lesson in, alternating between audio, video and text. Now I am beginning my 1st assignment! I have to find examples of jewelry I love and jewelry I don't care for, print the pictures and paste them on paper, and then answer some questions about each kind. There are a few more assignments for this Unit, including making a collage and taking some old jewelry apart and examining it and coming up with ideas on how to redesign it......and while I am doing all this I also will be paying bills, working on this website, and who knows what else? Oh yeah, church stuff! My life is packed full of blessings and I love it!
I recently enrolled in the Sheffield School of Design and am going to be working on a certificate in Jewelry Design: Beading and Wire Working! Today my materials for the first lessons came, and I am so excited! I will share what I am learning on this site and I expect the quality of my jewelry offerings to increase with my skill. Stay tuned for more as I embark on this new chapter of my life!