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Casserole Bracelet?


What if I call this the “Casserole Bracelet?”… because it is put together using a variety of leftover, extraneous beads that I just had on hand?

πŸ˜† The name kind of amuses me. Thoughts? #casserole #bracelet #CasseroleBracelet

What you need to duplicate it: Memory wire, loop tool, beads, design board, half an hour.



Have you made something silimar with your leftover beads? Show me, please! Drop a link to your site in my comment section or tag/message me on Pinterest

You can see more jewelry I’ve made on these links:

Here, here, here, here, here, and elsewhere on my site!

Your Friend, ~AmberHH

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Druzy Memory Wire Jewelry

Do it! Wear it! Make a DIY druzy memory wire bracelet in a few easy steps! Why pay astronomical boutique prices when you can make your own pieces in minutes? 

In? In!

Let’s create!! ❀️

Memory wire. Druzy quartz. Glass Beads. Done!





You can do this, too!

1) Buy beads and memory wire.

2) Make a small loop at one end of memory wire.

3) Add your pattern of beads.

4) Close with small loop at other end of memory wire.

5) Wear.

❀️–Amber Hamilton Henson

DIY: ribbons & rhinestones braided bracelet or choker

Easy Project! Just follow the photos!


Supplies


Knot one end and cut to desired length. I used multiple ribbons, a silver chain, a black chain, and a strand of gold prong set rhinestones.


Braid it. Tie a knot at the other end.


Trim the excess, leaving one chain long on the end. Attach the clasp with pliers and a jump ring onto the short end of chain. The long end of chain will give you options for length when wearing it as a necklace.


Summary:


Wear it as a choker OR double wrap it as a bracelet!



Like it? Share it, please!

I’ll love you even more, if you do!! πŸ’žπŸ™Œ

Your friend, AmberHH

Lucky Leprechauns & Wearing Green!

Happy, Happy Pinch-Everybody-Not-Wearing-Green Day! πŸ˜ƒπŸ€πŸ™Œ
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What is your Leprechaun name?

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She is “Rowdy Rainbow Lips!” πŸ€πŸ’žπŸ€

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She is “Happy Freckle Face!” πŸ€πŸ’žπŸ€

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She is “Little Clover Hair!” πŸ€πŸ’žπŸ€

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I am “Happy Clover Hair!” πŸ€πŸ’žπŸ€

Husband, Mitch, is “Shy Green Feet!” πŸ€πŸ’žπŸ€
He already changed out of his green shirt and into gym clothes, so no photo tonight, though! I should pinch him! πŸ˜‰

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V made this for us at preschool, today! πŸ€πŸ˜πŸ€

I made something, too!

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It is a Statement Ring! I epoxied a Quartz sphere into a nest of onyx stone chips onto a silver ring!
Fun, huh? πŸ˜ƒ

Anyway! Have a good one!
Make your own luck and enjoy!

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πŸ€πŸ’ž–AmberHH

Quartz Bracelet and a new online store!

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For the first time ever, when buying supplies to make a new Quartz brAcelet, I decided to buy enough to make TWO! That way, there is one to keep and one to sell online!
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To start, I’ve opened an online Etsy store and created a Facebook page for “The Woo Woo Store.”
Fun name, huh? I’m amused/intrigued by all things Woo and Woo Woo and decided to just embrace it, enjoy it, and make light of some of the negative interpretations of the phrase “Woo Woo.” 😊
Like my Facebook page at: http://www.Facebook.com/TheWooWooStore
Follow my Etsy store at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWooWooStore

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I made two bracelets. I listed one of these bracelets on Etsy and on Facebook. Within the afternoon of posting, it was claimed to go to a local recipient! I sure hope she enjoys it! Quartz and Keys are a fascinating combination to me! I am sure enjoying wearing the bracelet I intend to keep!

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Despite the fact that my shop doesn’t have any current listings, I hope you’ll like/favorite/follow my Etsy store! Etsy is such a fun marketplace, isn’t it? I’ll add more jewelry, a.k.a. Sacred Adornment pieces, and some made-by-me, handmade home decor items to sell via the Etsy store soon!😊

Please, consider using the little gray “Pinterest” button at the bottom of this post to help me spread the word!

Your Friend,
Amber Hamilton Henson

Please, find my new website and bookmark! www.TheWooWooStore.ME

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Kumihimo + Garnet = Perfection!

ALMANDINE GARNET! KUMIHIMO!
So today, I wrapped a stone for the first time ever.
I used 16 gauge wire around my Almandine Garnet from SageGoddess.com to wear as a pendant on the Kumihimo necklace that my 13 year old daughter, Caroline aka “Cali,” made for me.
This is absolutely a favorite piece of jewelry, now.
Sacred Adornment?
Indeed.
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This piece isn’t for sale, but SageGoddess has more gemstones and ALMANDINE GARNETS available on her website, and CraftingCali has other KUMIHIMO available in her Etsy store!

The links:

KUMIHIMO by CraftingCali on Etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftingCali

ALMANDINE GARNET from TheSageGoddess:
http://www.sagegoddess.com/product/faceted-almandine-garnet-for-strength-grounding-and-feminine-sexuality/

The grounded, wholesome, loving, cooperative energy of this assembly is amazing! πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž
Truly, I treasure it!

If you see this and use Pinterest, please pin us from this post or the products directly from either of the links featured! Thank you!

☺️
Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

Gemstones, Jewelry, & 7 Chakras

As I mentioned in another recent post, I love Sacred Adornment, the act of intentionally selecting pieces of jewelry for a transformational purpose!

So, while I’m talking about jewelry lately, I thought it might be fun to coordinate a few pieces of my jewelry, rock/mineral specimens, and a few personal items in order to create images that correlate to each of the seven chakras, as I understand them to be. (Many of the pieces of jewelry shown are pieces I’ve assembled!)

As we journey through these photos, let’s begin at the root, shall we? We shall!

I am. 🌹❀️🌹
root chakra: earth, ruby, red, grounding
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I feel. 🍁🍊🍁
sacral chakra: water, carnelian, reproduction

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I do. βœ¨πŸ’›βœ¨
solar chakra: Fire, topaz, tiger eye

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I love. πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏ
heart chakra: air, wavellite, green fluorite, love

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I speak. πŸŽπŸ’™πŸŽ
throat chakra: your space, turquoise

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I see.πŸ‘€πŸ’ŽπŸ‘€
ThirdEye Chakra: mind, sodalight, peacock ore

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I understand. πŸ’ŽπŸ’œπŸ’Ž
crown chakra: spirit, amethyst, Clear Quartz

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Well? πŸ˜ƒ That was fun for me! I hope you enjoyed it, too! I’d love it if you left me a comment, to let me know that you stopped by!

Your Friend,
— Amber Hamilton Henson

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SACRED ADORNMENT Quartz Memory Wire Bracelet

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Here is a Quartz memory wire bracelet I made recently. Athena (SageGoddess.com) mentioned in one of her listings/posts that she chooses jewelry (sacred adornment) based on intent and the energy shifting process of selecting which jewelry will get worn each day. I totally relate. Jewelry is my thing! This bracelet mentally easily transports me to feeling as if I belong in either of the spaces/rooms shown! πŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸŒΏ (I don’t sell jewelry; I only make it in my spare time for myself and daughters to wear.) ☺️
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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/35184440808922485/

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Source: http://pinterest.com/pin/35184440814293950/

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What do you think? This one is a fun one for me!
β˜ΊοΈπŸŒΏπŸ’ŽπŸŒ›πŸŒπŸŒœπŸ’ŽπŸŒΏ
~Amber Hamilton Henson

Jewels Behind the Scenes become the Scene!

My poor, lucky husband is so outnumbered cohabitating with me and our three daughters. He’s such a good sport about it, especially considering that I have the audacity to leave a path of personal accessories in my wake throughout the house intermittently throughout the day.

I wear jewelry everyday. Sometimes, when I remove it, I’m not near my jewelry chests in our master bedroom, so I’ve taken to adorning miscellaneous places to suit my fancy of the moment as I remove it, lately. For example, if one were to feel heated after wearing a heavy stone necklace outdoors to water the garden, it makes sense to remove it when returning indoors. If said stone necklace looks fab adorning a cross atop the fireplace mantle in the dining room, then it is only logical it should reside there. Right? Right!!

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And, Earrings dangling from a bowl above a new book that just arrived in mail because I took the earrings off while using the phone look great on the bowl . . .

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. . . Furthermore, a black shell floral necklace and an oversized gold floral bracelet hanging from leaf plates on the dining room sideboard because I took them off while clearing the table after dinner should stay on display.

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The plan: I have multiple jewelry jewelry chests with jewelry organized by color and theme for each drawer that is only seen by me, unless worn. While it stays protected, it sure is a shame that the beauty of the pieces is largely unseen, thus unappreciated, by my daughters and me while tucked away. So, for at least the next few weeks, I’m wearing a new piece or two from the chests each day and adorning a new spot in the house!

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I have a big chandelier in the foyer hanging snugly to our 10′ ceilings that sure looks like it for awhile it may need vintage colored pearls and rhinestone brooches on ribbons and . . . πŸ™‚ What do YOU think? Should I just GO for it? I think I shall!!

Oh! Oh! Oh! Speaking of jewelry adorning things, I almost forgot to show you a little jewel I purchased for a few dollars at an estate/moving sale recently: it’s a heavily lacquered painting on wood that is inlaid with mother-of-pearl/abalone shell! It features three young ladies in an orchard, so I immediately connected it to represent our three daughters in our backyard with their big
walnut, little apple, and 3 peach trees! Love it, love it, love it, I do!

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πŸ™‚ Looking forward to hearing from YOU!
Your Friend that wore a Batman tshirt with a shiva shell/fossil coral/smokey topaz silver necklace today,
~Amber Hamilton Henson

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Real Butterfly Necklace!

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Real Butterfly Necklace!

Here is my new butterfly necklace that I assembled this week … just in time for Spring!
I am so pleased with how it came together!

It is assembled using silver chain, real butterfly wings encased in resin, little stainless steel butterfly charms, lots of jump rings and a lobster clasp.

I’ve taken photos in various light to try to showcase the depth and variation of color of these beautiful butterfly and moth wings. It’s amazing to me how different the wings appear depending upon whether they’re in natural sunlight, indirect light, or under a lamp!

The details: (click on photos to enlarge into a new window)

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If you’re interested in seeing more of the jewelry I create, you might like these links of mine:
I Make Bracelets
I Make Necklaces, too

You can also find thumbnail links to many of my other unique craft projects, here:
Amber’s Decor & Craft Tutorials

What do you think of my real butterfly necklace creation?
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Your Friend,
~Amber Hamilton Henson