Saturday, February 2

Wellness Words Jewellery Challenge

When I found Tracy's blog 'Make Bracelets' and discovered her plans for a Wellness Words Jewellery Challenge I just had to join in.  Her challenge was for each participant to choose a powerful word or phrase which holds personal meaning  for them and incorporate it into a jewellery design.

I loved the idea, but also knew exactly the charm I wanted to base my design on, so there's a little story behind my necklace designed especially for today.

When I applied for a position on the Blue Moon Beads design team I never really thought I would be in with a chance.  I went ahead and entered anyway and I still can't believe I was one of the lucky designers chosen.  Along the way I decided I needed a few extra beads and charms to use on my submission and I came across some beautiful charms with little engraved phrases on.  There was no need for further deliberation, I had to have them.

I chose the 'Be Yourself' charm for this necklace and added to it hearts and butterflies as they are lovely happy 'me' images that I use on a lot of projects.  There's also shots of colour in orange and purple, two of my favourites. In all, it's an uplifting piece that reminds me, no matter what anyone else thinks, I am happiest if I just be myself.

But, there's another part to the story for which I need to take you back to that original submission project.  That's because I feel that 'Be Yourself' is one of the most important messages I can't give to my children too.  When I first saw the charms this decorative frame design for my daughter formed in my mind.

The three charms together say 'Be Yourself, Laugh Often, Love Much.'  In the little frames at the top are pictures of each of her brothers.

Thanks for taking the trouble to stop by my blog today, your visit is appreciated.  If you'd like to see more healthy, inspirational jewellery then here is a list of all the challenge participants.
 
acreativeforce.blogspot.com
alankarshilpa.blogspot.com
allprettythings.ca
anniamaebisuteria.blogspot.com.es/
apolymerpenchant.com
beadlolabead.blogspot.com/
beadrecipes.wordpress.com
centsations.wordpress.com
clay-space.com/
creativeatelier.net
elliesbijoux.com
emakdesigns.com
erinsiegel.com
etsy.com/shop/shamaen
facebook.com/hotsouthernmessdesigns
facebook.com/soquilidesigns
fairiesmarket.blogspot.com
firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com
gemsbyjudy.com
glasstastreasures.blogspot.com
handcraftedserenity.blogspot.com
facebook.com/azuresunshines
facebook.com/whdalaska
jeanetteblix.com
kimmykats.com
kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com
lisayangjewelry.com
macmillanmarie.blogspot.com
makebraceletsblog.com
miabellasoul.com
misheldesigns.com
mycreativechallenge.blogspot.com
noseycritters.blogspot.com
pixiloo.blogspot.com
sandivolpe.com
sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
shaterra.etsy.com
shinylittlethings.blogspot.com
shymedesign.se
shymessmycken.blogspot.se
simpleearthcreations.com
soultosubstance.com
suebeads.com
sunshinebliss.com
sweetbeadstudio.com
sweetwillowdesigns.blogspot.com
thebeadingyogini.com
thestudiosublime.com
treasures-found.blogspot.com
twitter.com/ldymlivelystone
vault31.blogspot.com
veradesigns.blogspot.com    

 
Visit one or visit many, but what ever you do, have a lovely weekend.

** Kate **    

12 comments:

Leanne said...

I love the charms and the inspirational words! So pretty. The frame you made your daughter is wonderful - being yourself is such an important lesson to learn.

Jamie said...

Beautiful piece, and a great word choice!

Tanya said...

The necklace is awesome and I love the pendant you created. That frame is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you used the charms and beads.

Tracy Statler said...

Hi Kate. Thanks for joining the challenge and sharing. It was nice to meet you and see your blog. It's a great necklace and a wonderful lesson for kids and adults to just be yourself. Not always easy!

Adrienne said...

Love that phrase another set of words I'm working on for myself as well. Love that necklace!

jeanetteblix.com said...

Congratulations being a part of Blue Moon's design team! I love the charms you used in your piece and especially the one with your words, be yourself.

Lisa Yang said...

Love your necklace and all of the goodies on your website. I love blue moon beads and I can see why they chose you! I also love the concept of daring to be yourself. Best, Lisa
Http://www.lisayangjewelry.com

A Polymer Penchant said...

so important for all of us to remember to simply be ourselves. I know I for one think its a lovely habit to adopt! Thinking of the freedom that gives a butterfly is a perfect choice, so pretty

Suzette said...

Love your word...congrats on the design team! Beautiful!

Erin Siegel said...

First of all, congratulations to you for being a jewelry designer for Blue Moon Beads! That sounds like a wonderful opportunity. And second, I happen to LOVE those charms from the company. I have used them in my designs as well. In fact, the "be yourself" charm is on a favorite bracelet I wear almost daily.

TesoriTrovati said...

I think that the most immportant thing about all of these wellness words is what we are passing along to our children and those that look up to us. I think that your necklace is a great reminder of that. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the day. Erin

beadrecipes said...

That's a great message for us all! And it makes a cute necklace!