“Give yourself entirely to those around you. Be generous with your blessings. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Sunday, December 9, 2012

December, no snow

We don't get snow here, how do I get into the holiday season without cold weather for this northern girl?

In case you haven't heard, Songbirds is having a bracelet giveaway.  Details on blog.  Check out her site!

I am excited about the Christmas Tree Challenge for the reveal tomorrow on Bead Soup Cafe. I have been making bracelets like crazy using many different beads and findings.  The person with the most likes will win!  This is my first challenge I have entered so I doubly excited but I know I am up against people that have been making bracelets for many years! 
I took one of my bracelets to the local bead store to show them.  They were very excited about it and also very complimentary as it was my first time beading with the tiny sead beads and putting it onto satin cording! It did take me a very long time to make it...like all day long!

I have also been making other bracelets to show you here and have them posted on my facebook page Something Heartfelt by Nancy.  Stop by, check out my page and if you don't mind "LIKE" my page while you are there.  I am pretty new at this.

Made for Marie Noel Cramp since she just had her last chemo treatment.  It is a gift from my heart! There is love infused with each knot I have thrown. I hope she continues on her path to full recovery!

My first triple layer and a special order.

Lapis and Swarovski Crystals

Lapis and Silver Tibetan Findings

Lapis , silver tone spacers with a crystal focal

Lovethis pewter fish

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time, nothing but time...

I am retired, have nothing but time, on this Island that has a lot to offer but I am down.  I have time on my hands but no one to share that time with.  I am surrounded by people that do not speak English.  I am taking Spanish classes to try to fit in here but it is hard. To fill in my time, I am making bracelets and getting ready to add to that lampworking and copper tooling.  Wish me luck? I am so lonely...

Agate Druzy, silver findings, Black agate

White turquoise and silver finding

Carved Bone and Wood hards, seed beads

Carved bone, Unikite, seed beads

Ceramic beads with gold plated seed beads, Black agate

Howelite Turquoise with clear seed beads

Quartz focal, square silver spacers, pink agate, hematite on the ends

Picasso Jasper rice beads

Wood, Black agate and palm

Howelite Turquoise with seed beads

Evil Eye, Black agate, Faux Pearls

Carved Horn and Sagwa beads

Survivor Bracelet with heart pattern

Teardrop and round turquoise beads

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


These four were special order.  My work in so lacking compared to all the beautiful bracelets I see posted in the Bead Soup.  I should take a course but just do not have the time yet to do that.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New Bracelets and Some Color Inspiration

Micromacrame with some Beads
Hard to see the colors but I made this for a girl who
 worked on the cruise ship. She wanted the blue
colors for the ocean.

Christmas Crab

Roofing Copper

I just got some roofing copper and I am willing to share.  If I share, I need someone to help me with what I need to work with it and what to do with it!  He sent several sizes and told me he will send me more.
Let me know?

Monday, September 3, 2012


I am back after spending a month with my beautiful Grandson!

Pay It Forward

I am participating in a Pay It Forward gifting by way of R. Baron Designs!

Here are the rules if you would like to join my Pay It Forward:

I will send a surprise gift to the first three people to comment on this post. The gift will be a handmade surprise by me and I will send it to you sometime in the next 365 days. All you need to do is the following:

1) Leave me a comment and include your email address (if your profile doesn’t link back) so I can get in touch with you about your mailing address and some other information about yourself. I want to make sure I send you something you will like and cherish!

2) To complete signing up, you MUST blog a similar post and pledge to make a surprise for the first 3 people who comment on it. I would appreciate you posting within the next three days, so I know for certain who I will be creating for!

Monday, July 23, 2012

New Grandson!

So Hubby decided we needed to take a Caribbean cruise and while we were in St Kitts, our first Grandson was born alittle earlier than expected!  We are no planning to head back to the states to see our first Grandson in Charlotte.  I am so excited to meet our new Grandson AND have access to BEAD STORES!!!!!!!

Maxwell Pierce
Lawrence  9.7 lbs  21.5 in

Ready for his ride home

Roll Tide  Alabama's newest linebacker!