Welcome to my little corner of the Inspire Change: Wellness Words Jewelry Challenge hosted by Tracy Statler!
A month ago, Tracy issued a jewelry-making challenge and blog hop – one with a great twist, a positive twist. In Tracy’s words, “It involves choosing a powerful word or phrase that is meaningful to you and incorporating it into a jewelry design that will serve as a reminder to make a positive change in your life. This challenge has an introspective component and a hands on component.”
Our challenge was to create a piece of jewelry that incorporates our inspirational word for 2013. You may remember that I chose a word and shared it in this post. My guiding word for 2013 is INTENTIONAL. Rather than just letting things happen, I want to make intentional decisions and intentional actions. Action versus reaction. I want to make good choices and make the most of my time. I know it is a lot to strive for, but it is a great word to guide me.
I got to thinking about how I could incorporate my guiding word in a piece of jewelry. I considered how long the word happens to be…. Hmm. Around this same time, an upcoming class came to mind. The class features a charming button, created with a lampwork cabochon and a stamped metal disc (I could stamp my word on the disc!). My friend Kerry Bogert is teaching this class, “The Wrap on Buttons“, this year at both Bead and Button and artBLISS. I asked Kerry if she would give me the skinny on how I could make one of these bracelets, and luckily she was generous with the how-tos. I think I may have provided a great trial run for her, between my bouts with leaking resin and working with the wrong type of cord (too stiff!). I learn best when I can actually see the instructions in progress, and Kerry was kind enough to text pictures to me showing some of the critical steps.