Sunday, November 13, 2011

Call me Grace...

So, a couple of weeks ago I decided it would be a great idea to drop my camera... long story short, it's going to cost more to fix than to purchase a new one :(  That camera and I have a lot of memories together! Sad. Anyway, I am on the prowl for a great deal- hopefully I will find one that will do all I need it for on Black Friday! Let me know if you know of a great one on super-sale since I am on an increasingly tight budget!

In other news, I think I'm going to start hi-lighting other jewelry designers in my blog who are fabulously talented- This week, I'd like to introduce you to Jessica Drexler, the creator of J.Drexler Designs
I find her work fabulous and inspiring- a lot of it made from re-purposed or parts of antique pieces- SO beautiful! She now has a booth in the Chic or Shabby store in Gainesville, GA- check this chick out!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Making some GREAT changes!

Ok, so I have the ability to accept credit/debit cards for jewelry & Mary Kay now! Yay! So, let me know if you'd like to purchase anything!
Also, I am letting my Etsy postings expire, as I have made no sales from my store there. Still making most of my sales through friends & family & am really watching my budget at this time, so paying to post items is not the most frugal thing for me, no matter how cheap it may be!
I've updated my Facebook page to more easily display the jewelry available RIGHT NOW! So, hop on over & choose some Christmas presents! :D

Thanks for your loyal support & please tell a friend about me!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

When you pass through the water, I will be with you...

Excerpt from Exodus 15 (ESV):

6Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power,
your right hand, O Lord, shatters the enemy.
7  In the greatness of your majesty you overthrow your adversaries;
you send out your fury; it consumes them like stubble.
8  At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up;
the floods stood up in a heap;
the deeps congealed in the heart of the sea.
9  The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake,
I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them.
I will draw my sword; my hand shall destroy them.'
10  You blew with your wind; the sea covered them;
they sank like lead in the mighty waters.

11  "Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?
Who is like you, majestic in holiness,
awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?
12  You stretched out your right hand;
the earth swallowed them.

13  "You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.
14  The peoples have heard; they tremble;

Excerpt from Isaiah 43 (also ESV):

1  But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3  For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Can you imagine with me, just for a moment, sitting on the beach, when all of a sudden, you are being hotly pursued and there's no way out but to swim? Then suddenly, the Lord brings about a gushing wind and a path is carved into the sea for your perfect escape route! Imagine running through that path & the sea piled up in walls on either side- fish probably swimming by- (I get a little picture of the tunnel at the Ripley's Aquarium in my head) All this seems pretty crazy, huh? But the truth of the matter, is that God REALLY did this. He REALLY made a way of escape for the Israelites from the Egyptians. That is the power of my God. He who commands winds and waves. He who makes the perfect escape from the enemy, who wants to seek, kill, and destroy. 

That perfect way is Jesus, His one and only son- born of the virgin Mary. He lived the perfect life that you or I never ever could. He was beaten, bruised, and spilled every. last. drop. of. his. blood. All for you. He gave His perfect and sinless life up for you and for me, and died a cruel death on a Roman cross. He was mocked, beaten, and even pierced on His side- an innocent man, who actually BECAME sin & bore the weight of it. God, His Father poured out His wrath on Him, so that you and I might enjoy restored relationship with the Father, because guess what... Three days later, Jesus rose TRIUMPHANTLY from the grave defeating death, making His sacrifice our saving grace! This is the good news! But do you know why there had to be good news? The bad news is that you and I are wretched, filthy, stinking in the nostrils of God, sinners. Every single one of us. Apart from Jesus saving us, every one of us doesn't even need to be taught how to sin. We are fleshly, and we lie, cheat, and steal. We are selfish. We are angry murderers- even if we're only killing people with our words. We deserve death and hell. I need a savior. You need a savior. Jesus is that Savior! That is why He is the good news!!!  

Let this word be an encouragement, that He who is mighty to make the seas dry ground, is the same who is mighty to save you and I!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Stuff!

New Jewelry & new stuff going on in life... I have several new bracelet/earring sets on sale for $20 that would make GREAT gifts for Christmas! I am also selling Mary Kay and you can order straight from my website for any gifting needs! Hopefully I can get some photos up on here & on Etsy by the end of this week so that all these fabulous creations can find their way to YOU!

Also in the life of Nicole, I visited a local apartment complex last night that has won my heart. We played games and loved on some kids who live there & I got to share with some little girls how beautiful they are and that Jesus really does love them! By the end of the night, I was being called "Mami" and being told that I am beautiful and that God loves me... Praying for the children who have stolen my heart, that they may truly come to know this Jesus who has wrecked and re-shaped my entire life, and that He may do the same in theirs!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Long Days and Great Gifts

Week 3 completed of my apprenticeship at the salon, check! This week was a lot smoother as far as me knowing what in the world was going on, keeping up with the fast-paced schedule, and my body being used to the hours & being on feet all day. Praise the Lord! I feel like the Lord has placed some pretty incredible people in my life who are absolutely 100% not ashamed of the Gospel and who share Christ with no fear and total confidence and boldness (at least they seem that way to me!)
Anywho, I started praying that that would be me- totally unashamed and totally comfortable in sharing Jesus, whom I love, with hurting people I come into contact with (and most likely shampoo at some point of my talking to them!) Little did I know, that God would send a sweet little fifth grader my way on Saturday, named Grace. She spoke to me like a grown-up and I so enjoyed her sweet spirit as she sat at the shampoo bowl while I shampooed her hair! She was telling me about her friends and what her family was doing this weekend, and so on... I finished rinsing her conditioner and walked with her back to the chair and proceeded to brush out her hair. The stylist came and began her haircut as I observed and she started talking about school and her friends again. I leaned in closer to hear what she was saying as she proceeded to talk about how she had a friend who was Hindu, and how she shared Christ with her friend, and how He is the only one true God. I choked back tears- partially because it was such a sweet picture of how we should share the Gospel with the people around us, and partially because I was ashamed at how fearful I become sometimes and I don't share because of it. How beautiful it was, and such a simple delivery, from the mouth of Grace.

This one step of obedience, of quitting a full-time job with some "security" about it, has revolutionized my entire life. Each new day, my eyes are being opened to the opportunities for ministry- even if it's only a silent prayer over someone as I shampoo their hair- I am humbled and eager to taste and see even more how beautiful and good He is.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Be Brave!

This inspires me to do the things that are seemingly impossible in my life. (click "this" to see what I'm talking about!)
Ever have those mountains that just seem like they are far too impassable? Or those things that you desire to do, but wonder how in the world you'll ever get there? I am learning more and more these days, just how much I really CAN'T do on my own and how a lot of those desires are given to me by God, so that I will trust and seek Him to accomplish the dreams He's given me. So that I will be humbled. So that I will know Him more & see His glory on display in the everyday impossible.
If that doesn't pump you up, I'm not sure what will- Knowing that He who has called you is faithful & He will do what He says He will do!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Lord is Good

So, I am two days into my apprenticeship at Salon Pure Aveda and I am LOVING IT!!! Why have I not realized that hair is my calling until now?! Maybe I just needed to go to school, work a job (or ten) that I didn't love, and truly seek the Lord about what I need to be doing to finally land here- a creative, fun, interactive, beautiful world where I get to help people relax and feel comfortable, and eventually, I get to make them look and feel their best! Looking back, I am sure that the Lord has had all of this in His plan up to now, I just maybe wasn't praying to see? He has drawn me into Himself in ways like never before through this process of leaving something that was a little more secure, to pursue the unknown...
Finances are scary if I am totally honest, BUT I know who my Daddy is and He will never let me go without! I'm selling Mary Kay on the side now, too, and launching my business with them next Wednesday night! Please join in supporting me through this season, both financially & prayerfully!
I can't wait to see how the Lord shows up & shows out in this time of my life because I know that He will do it and it will be beyond my own understanding!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Who would like to rub my feet?!

Ok, so that title should've at least caught some attention, right?! For those of you who may not know, I just got a new job! I am going to be a cosmetology apprentice at a salon! Eeeeek! I am SO excited, but let me just tell you, my feet are not having it today! Ouch! So, if there's anyone out there who would like to rub them, I'd be much obliged! HA!

ANYWHO, with the new job comes some new obstacles to work through, like, how in the world will I afford my rent? Since being an apprentice means that they are showing me the ropes, part of my compensation is my education, which rocks because I am not spending several thousand dollars to go to school, however, it is a pay cut (no pun intended) and I'll have to adjust my budget for sure.

God is good & He always has been & He has always shown me time and time again how He perfectly provides. While I am a little freaked out & not sure how this is going to work, I know & trust that He has it all in His hands and under His control...

All that being said, PLEASE send your friends to my Etsy shop & help a sister out in this new adventure!!! Also, if you'd like to pray for God to send me a Godly, rich husband quick, that would work too...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Stuff!

Check out the new little plug for my Etsy shop just above this post! I am geeked up about the new items I've posted & the new season of my life happening right now!
I hope this jewelry inspires you & makes you want to buy it :)

Thanks for all your loyal support!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Picking up the Pieces...

Quite literally, today. I'm on vacation this week & was hoping for a wonderful getaway from real life to get alone in the quiet places with Jesus and to seek Him about what to do now that some dreams have been shattered (ie grad school). Well, I'll be honest, I have not really been diligent in seeking Him since I've been on this vacation and He allowed something to happen today that has brought a lot of insight to this little season I am in...
Today, I was watching the Adams' little girl while they are both at work, and I was about to take her for a walk in the neighborhood when someone came knocking on the front door. I peeked through the peep hole and saw a little Asian woman standing outside. I opened the door and she proceeded to ask if I was the owner of the white car outside. I am. She apparently was in a huge hurry and backed out of her driveway across the street at mach-90 and rammed into the back passenger side of my car, sending shards of broken taillight as far as 13 feet away, and leaving a huge dent and scrape marks bigger than the size of a basketball....
Don't worry, Shanaynay is still drivable, and her insurance is paying to repair her and for me to drive a rental around for a few days. (My luck it'll be something like a Prius) I'm taking her to their claim center back in GA when I get home from vacation....

Basically, as I sit here and think about the shards of taillight I picked up off the ground and how it is seemingly impossible to repair- I know I couldn't do it- and how it is going to be about a week before she is made whole again, I couldn't help but see these parallels:

1. I can't do it alone
2. The pieces are not going to be put back together, but replaced with a whole new one
3. It's going to take some time
4. It's going to be ok
5. I don't know what it will cost, but Someone is taking care of it for me
6. He has everything under control
7. There's a reason for it all
8. In both instances, I was even a little angry, but was able to emit Grace instead because of Jesus...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

You are GOOD

The wait is over, the results are in, and after all this waiting, I will not be a full-time graduate student this fall. Sad? Yes. Tears? Oh yea, but in the wisdom of a sweet lady I really look up to, tonight, I was reminded that I had been asking the Lord to make things so clear if grad school was not the door He had open for me, that it would remain shut, and locked, the key being the finances to go.  In a frenzy, I thought, "Lord, do I just not know how to hear Your voice anymore? Didn't You lead me to apply in the first place? What is this place You have brought me to, only to not allow me to cross the threshold?"

After the mail came this afternoon and I sat at the bottom of the driveway tearing into the scholarship letter from Richmont, I sat as the tears welled up after reading the words that rang with all their negative connotation... "unfortunately", "thank you for your interest, but", etc. A flurry of emotions came over me, but the one most shaking was, "Lord, I NEED to hear from You- I'm desperate for You to remind me I am Your sheep and that I hear and know YOUR voice. Please Lord."

In her sweet and gentle spirit, my dear friend reminded me that I had asked the Lord to keep all this in His hands, and that the decisions to make would be clear, and that if the door needed to stay closed that it would. So it did. So in this glorious revelation, I was reminded that I had indeed heard from the Lord. Maybe it wasn't the answer I was hoping for, but He is still God, still so good, and I receive it. Yes, Lord, I receive whatever it is You have in mind, instead of this plan I had in mind for myself. I receive from Your hands because YOU are the GOOD Giver, the GOOD Lover, the GOOD God. May my heart ever be, "yes, Lord" no matter the circumstances.

Now that the dust has settled and I can see a little clearer, and my heart is open to what He will say, I am ready & willing to hear it and boldly respond, "Yes, Lord, because I know that You are good and You are for me and You will never leave nor forsake me. Yes, Lord, because I long to trust and obey. Yes, Lord, because You have the best way, even if it is a painful way. Amen!"

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Perfect Timing

In case anyone was wondering... I'm still waiting to hear about scholarships, but I am ok...

While I'm waiting, will You hold me?
As I fidget, will You comfort me?
While I'm waiting, will You show me what it is?
As I squirm, will You remind me of Your unfailing love?

The Truth of Your word, this prayer You have heard
I know You will lead me & never deceive me
That this timing is Yours and not my own
Perfect provision will prevail and Your plan will be unveiled!

Oh that You would grant me the patience needed for one more day
So that when You've provided, Your Glory will be on display
In this life full of cracks and impatience
Your light will shine through and be full and so gracious

So, I'll hold my horses and wait for Your timing
and in the meantime, keep on rhyming
of the day I look forward to when You show me Your glory
and hide me in the cleft of the rock to display Your story

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Patience or Giving Up?

My mailbox has been full daily, but missing the one thing I'm waiting for- scholarship news from Richmont. All week I've come home on my lunch hour, just to see, just to check and make sure if I've received any sort of notification from this school I so desire to attend, but can't unless the Lord provides big time. Several times I've thought about picking up the phone, just to call and see where they are at in the whole process and if I maybe just didn't get my letter-- I know they have the right address! I also know that they probably know my name at this point as many times throughout the application process I had to call for direction. Fear that they will be annoyed at my calling to check up on the status of scholarships has kept me from doing so, when I could probably just already know. BUT, there's something about the mystery of not knowing & trusting that it all really is in His hands & that I don't call the shots that also keeps me from picking up the phone.

I have been in the not-knowing process since November- that's eight months of praying about applying, scrounging up an application fee, preparing all the crazy paperwork for the app, paying for GRE scores to be sent, waiting til after their Christmas break to see if my application and all materials had been received- having to get one of my references to re-submit their recommendation- then the waiting through to March, when I received the acceptance letter, which also included info about paying them lots of money for a confirmation deposit that is non-refundable by mid-July.

How can I make this decision, not knowing what the cost is going to be? I stare at the blinking cursor, feeling the same way about other decisions in my life at this point- how can I decide? Which way do YOU want for me, Lord? What things are things I've come up with on my own that are total distractions from what Your plan is?

Friday, June 24, 2011

tapping my foot impatiently...

So, I would personally consider mid-June to be over, and I would personally consider Richmont slow in keeping their promise to inform students of their scholarship statuses prior to the July 15 deadline for the confirmation deposit. I am SO ready to know something about the coming months of my life! Come on! Hurry up! Are we there yet?! Am I going to be well on my way to being a licensed professional counselor this fall or will the next step of life look different? Who knows!

On another note, prayers that I will endure the waiting well would be greatly appreciated. Don't pray for patience vaguely. Tried that once and it was disastrous! This is not a joke!

Anyway, glad I have some fun things on the weekender schedule so I can be a little distracted from the not knowing. It's a Ladie's Weekend for sure! Tonight: dinner with some girls & dessert & movie @ the house! Tomorrow night: some of the ladies from Christ Church are traveling up to Blue Ridge for a Drive-in Movie!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Get Excited...ND Jewelry now on Etsy!

So, I've been a busy little bee working online trying to figure out 1. How in the world to navigate selling on Etsy, and 2. how to publish my listings...but
Finally, victory is mine! Hop on over to the store to check out my listings. This is where I will be selling (as well as in-person if ya know me...) from here on out! I'll still try to keep things fresh on the blog & Facebook page, and informing my faithful followers of deals and steals when they're available, but I am so excited about the Etsy Store, you can find me by clicking "store", or by searching NicoleDJewelry on their site!  Hop on over & give it a gander! There are thousands of other sellers as well... you just might find you something pretty!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Ok, so I have to confess... it is now officially "mid-June" and I am ridiculously, anxiously awaiting to hear back from Richmont about scholarships. I also have to confess, I don't think it's gonna happen. Not that I don't think I did a great job on my applications, I just have that feeling like maybe I shouldn't get my hopes up- maybe there's something else around the corner...

I also have to confess that I think it is sad that my generation grew up being told to dream as big as we could, and we made it through college, only to graduate into such a failing economy. I have so many sweet, dear friends who are talented beyond belief, who are working crappy jobs, barely getting by. Oh wait, that's me too...

I have to confess that this world does not satisfy me, and I am not impressed to sit behind this desk so that I can do what? Pay bills, eat, and do it all again? I confess that life is empty apart from Christ being in it, and there is no joy to be found in what I do, if not to the glory of God.

I confess that I forget those truths sometimes.

I confess that I want to live wildly, madly, passionately- oh that HE would awaken me to find true LIFE and LOVE in HIM that would not rely on my circumstances...

Feels good to confess.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Earrings...

"Dangly Diva" Earrings SOLD

"Oasis" Set

Entire set, bracelet, earrings, & ring $30.00

Earrings Only $12.00

Bracelet Only $12.00

Ring only $10.00
Can be sold separately, as a partial set (2 items for $20), or as the full set for $30!


Another Cracked Glass Item: "Cinderella" Ring $10.00

"Pearlific" Ring $10.00

"Pink Pizazz" Ring $10.00

(the wiring here is gold) "Jazzy" Ring $10.00

"Oasis" Ring $10.00 (on silver wiring & part of a set!)

Business Cards!

As promised, here's a peek at my new business cards, as well as some new pieces...

Cracked Glass Bracelet & Fabulous Business Cards

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Coming Soon...

This weekend I got away to do some reflecting on life... and some jewelry! New to ND Jewelry, RINGS! Get excited! This week's been a little busy so I haven't had the chance to get out and do the photography, but I am so excited about these rings & they are super-light and super-cute! I can't wait to share them with you!

The LORD bless and keep you & may His face shine upon you. I pray you feel His unmerited grace on you today!


Friday, May 27, 2011

Someone's been busy...

"Praise Him in the Morning"- sold

$12 "Pink Lemonade" Earrings

$20 "Secret Amethyst" Necklace- SOLD

$20 Set- Sold- "Cracks Let Light Through"

Stormy Weather on the Way

Forecast for my first entire weekend off since October- scattered thunderstorms. Really? Well, that's sad news for me in the mountains on the lake, but will probably prove to be good news for everyone else. I'll most likely work on some new items and take the time to do some writing, reading, etc. while weathering the storms. What's your favorite thing to do when it rains?

In other news, I'm ever-so-close to having the "confirmation deposit" for school, should I land a scholarship or two! Praise the Lord- only He can provide so perfectly.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Woo Hoo!

Ok, so get excited, I have finished my display for Inman Perk & it is there now on the counter where you order! They do charge a little fee for the ability to process credit or debit, so I had to go up on my prices there, so if you happen to see something you like and want the normal $12 earring price, you'll have to get them directly from me & not with a credit or debit card!
Local art. That's what I'm talking about! SO thankful they have let me display some of my work there! Hopefully, this will open the door for it to be sold elsewhere, too!
In other news, I ordered some new business cards the other day and am excited to share the proof with you all once they come in! Should be on my doorstep on Tuesday! YAY!

New pieces coming soon!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Exciting Updates for ND Jewelry

Ok, so I stopped by my favorite place in the whole wide world, Inman Perk Coffee in Gainesville on Thursday and talked to one of my dear friends who works there about displaying some of my work... she said "yes!"!!!

This weekend I am working on a display and some business cards to set up over there- comment with any creative suggestions & if I use your idea, I'll send you a free pair of earrings- your choice!

Hopefully, I'll have time tomorrow afternoon to set it all up over there, so suggest quickly! haha!



Classy Pearls

Nothing says classy to me like pearls!


Happy Mother's Day!

I finished some orders today for a sweet friend of mine who will be giving these as gifts for Mother's Day... I still have a couple available (and some time this weekend before Sunday) if you are interested in doing the same!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Presenting New Blue Stuff!

I must have been in a blue mood, as most of the items I made last night were that color!

"Delight" Earrings- $12.00

"Dainty" Earrings $12.00- see set below

"Dainty" Set- Earrings & Pendant $20.00

"Dainty" Pendant- just $10

"Blue" Earrings $12.00

Sunday, May 1, 2011

String My Heart Along...

Sometimes I can barely get images of my work before it's gone... this is one of those cases! I showed these to my best friend and they were gone instantly, but I still have the pendant! Enjoy the "String My Heart Along" Earrings (sold) and Pendant (still available!)


Thursday, April 28, 2011

official username!

Hooray! Ok, so this has been a busy week wrapping up some scholarship applications for Richmont, so I have not managed to get a ton of jewelry finished this week, BUT I did reach 25 facebook fans on the page today, so it can officially be found at
Yeah baby! I like to see progress!
In other news this week, I helped launch my Nana's Facebook page for her sewing business up in Blue Ridge... she does some AMAZING work, so go check it out! She can be found under "The Master's Touch Sewing Shop" and while the Master she is referring to is Jesus, don't let her fool you, her experience in sewing for over 40 years has made her quite a master at her skill!

Big plans for the weekend include a ladie's night, working Saturday morning, planting my little garden out back, and Riverbend's spring Night of Worship on Sunday at 6...  I better get some rest!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Risen Savior

Wow! That's what I have to say about celebrating Christ's victorious rising from the grave over 2000 years ago today! What a day full of blessings, rejoicing, spending quality time with the Lord & family, and having refreshed life and encouragement breathed into me! If you don't know this Jesus I am referring to, please ask me about Him, I'd love to share :)

Other great news includes the fact that I sold some more jewelry this weekend & am listing the items as "Sold" in their headings on the blog.

Don't worry, my fingers have been working away on some new stuff since my little box I've been carrying around is looking sparse now! I love that every piece is different, and made with love.

As always, thanks for your continued support! Over & out-


Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Page!

Just started my Facebook Page ND Jewelry !  Super-excited to have another avenue to post my jewelry & spread the word! Please continue to follow faithfully!


This pair is a little heavier because these are tumbled stones, not beads, and they are SO beautiful- the picture does not do this pair justice!


Nautical Notions...

Inspired by my time at the beach earlier this week, I bring you some pieces that can be sold separately or together... Anchors away!

Pendant Only: $10.00

Earrings Only: $12.00

Sold as Set: $20.00

Despina II- SOLD

This pair is actually for sale...


Grape Lollies

So excited to present this new pair... LOVE THESE!

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Where do you get yours from? I will tell you, lately, I've had so many avenues of it that I can't keep up with all the ideas zipping around in my brain! My ultimate inspiration, though, is usually the beauty of God's creation- whether it's an obnoxious bird that just won't hush when I am trying to get that last five minutes of sleep before I have to roll out of bed, or the brilliance of a sunset and all the color it brings, if only for just a moment.

The circumstances of my life have been overwhelming this week and I am taking a little vacation for the next few days to relax, stop, and listen for the voice of the Lord amongst all the madness I've experienced- some of it brought on by my very own decisions, some of it, completely beyond any control I could think I had!

There's so much life to catch my followers up on, but where to begin is the great question! Maybe I will just take this down time to process what I should and should not share in such a public forum... thank you all for supporting me loyally & I can't wait to get back on here and share all about life, inspiration, and the adventure I took down to Atlanta to explore Richmont's campus last weekend!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Lead me to the Cross- SOLD

One of my favorite pieces I've ever made... Turquoise pendant with wiring in the shape of the cross... may it be a reminder to whomever purchases, that Christ made the ultimate sacrifice. Amen & amen!


Robin's Egg

Another pendant that is light-weight and can be used however YOU want!


Cross Necklace

no longer available

Glossy Turquoise Pendant

Light enough to be a bracelet charm, or a necklace pendant (no chain included)



This bracelet is also an adjustable, beaded bracelet, and would go quite nicely with the Rouge or Rose Spiral earrings, if you like to be matchy like that!

$10.00 (will sell bracelet with 1 pair of coordinating earrings for $20.00)


Made specially for my best friend, Sophie, I present to you (not for sale) Despina:

Adjustible Bracelets!

Alrighty, let the branching out of other pieces begin! Here are some adjustable beaded bracelets- $5.00 a piece, or $20 for the whole set of five pictured...

$5.00 a bracelet

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Penelope- SOLD

This pair is very purple! In fact, they are probably my favorite right now & if no one buys them quick, I may just have to keep them for myself!


Similar to the larger-beaded "Rouge" posted below, but with a smaller bead!

Rose Spiral


Making Progress...

The Lord has been working some really amazing things out in my life lately... details to come at a later time when there's more of the story to tell! Anyway, I have updated some of my posts and images, so you can tell what is still available from my earring collection! In the headings, I have indicated "SOLD" beside the name of each piece that is no longer available, BUT wanted to leave the pics up, in case someone would like something similar. Stay tuned today... I made 3 new pairs of earrings last night & will be posting images once I have the chance to capture them this afternoon!

A word of encouragement for today, that has brought immense strength and depth to my week... Psalm 37 (the whole thing, but I'm just going to hi-light a few of the verses below)

3Trust in the LORD and do good;
   dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the LORD,
   and he will give you the desires of your heart.
 5 Commit your way to the LORD;
   trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
   your vindication like the noonday sun.
 7 Be still before the LORD
   and wait patiently for him;

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;
   he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The LORD helps them and delivers them;
   he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
   because they take refuge in him.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

More pics coming soon!

So, I made some new earrings and a bracelet yesterday, but sold the earrings before I could even snap a picture of them! I'm excited & encouraged that some of you have purchased jewelry from me already and cannot thank you enough!!!

Happy Thursday to you and may the Lord bless & keep you.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Big News... Big bills...

Ok, so last Thursday, I received my unofficial acceptance to Richmont! Rejoice with me!!! This Monday, I received in the mail my formal acceptance letter, as well as some further direction about my decision to attend there in the fall of this year. This whole process is going to take some legit faith and funding- both of these come from the Lord, so I am praying some pretty radical things right now & would love your support. First, I am praying that if this is not what the Lord has for me, to please slam the doors shut in my face. Second, I am praying that He would use this whole experience to grow my faith in Him (which is scary, because in order to grow, our faith must be put to the test and refined by fire). Thirdly, I am praying for $400 in extra income to send to the school to secure my spot in the fall class. (praise the Lord I have sold some earrings! Thanks, ya'll!)
There are many other prayers to be prayed, but I want to take this whole process one step at a time. Looking at it in its entirety is far too overwhelming since the cost of attending is so great. I also covet your prayers concerning the scholarships I will be applying for in the coming weeks.

I read some very encouraging scripture this morning concerning riches... 1 Chronicles 29 regarding gifts for rebuilding the temple. David's praise to the Lord starting in verse 10 is beautiful...

"Praise be to you, O Lord, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. 12 Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. 13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 14 But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand." ...

(bold emphasis added by me!) Be blessed!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Royalty- SOLD

Ok, so these just remind me of a princess crown- what do you think?