creativity

Crafting, New Designs & More!

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In the spirit of creativity, I am excited to share some photos of my newest work! Lately, I’ve been feeling ‘GOLDEN’ as you’ll see in my photos 🙂

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I call this a hand cuff that I created with beautiful amber,copper chain and copper sheet metal. It fits directly over the center of the hand. The idea is novelty in that I’ve seen ring bracelets, but with this sturdy yet comfy piece, you don’t have to where a ring to where this.

Golden Amber is said to be used in healing to repair damages to the auric field, karmic release, and emotional healing.
H Honey colored amber is said to add sweetness to your life. It helps you understand where you are at along your life path. Honey amber teaches us to let go of stuff that is blocking us from allowing spirit to step in and help smooth away the rough patches. Knowing stone.

The next piece that I’ve made is STYLISH, BOLD and EDGY:
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It is an exotic hair feather cuff with a tribal vibe to it. Gorgeous golden feathers with a handcrafted copper clip and chain–I love this. It works well when it slides over a braid and cut on any hair type.

So these are my new additions so far for this week. If you’d like to see more photos, stop by my shop and take a peek 😉

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLiftJewelryShop?ref=si_shop

Until next time,

Chow and Happy Crafting!
CJ @ The Lift Jewelry Shop at Etsy

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AS A MAN THINKETH . . .

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You’ve heard the old adage, ‘AS A MAN THINKETH,  SO IS HE’ ?  Turns out that there is much truth to the statement. The current trends of the new age era emphasizes positive thinking, affirmations and declarations as a way of life, and in many ways, there is a lot of validity.

Think about it. How many times have you thought about someone out of concern, and then the phone rings and it’s them? Or thought to yourself, ‘today is gonna be a good day’ and magically, it was a fantastic day? Perception is everything, and what we think about our selves and the world around us has major impact as to how others both see and treat us as well.

For example, it’s hard to be angry and still smile. Most angry people express their anger by frowning up. The return response usually is that a person will see the frown on our face and try to avoid us.  Our simple facial expression based on a personal emotion can become a roadblock  to us making a very important connection in our lives.

In a day like today where stress levels are at an all time high, a time when many people are facing uncertainty from day to day, positiveness, goodness and encouraging thoughts are more valuable than ever. I try to keep a few  in my pocket at all times ;-D

By the way, if you are interested in having  this powerful expression available to you for daily wear, feel free to check it out at the link below.

Until next time, chow and Tis the Season . . . :=D

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http://www.etsy.com/listing/118584511/aluminum-cliche-handstamped-cuff-ring-as

CREATIVE EYES–DO THEY ALL SEE ALIKE?

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Perhaps it’s upbringing, because as a young adult, I can still hear the voice of my parents saying “don’t waste your food, there are too many hungry people in the world to make waste!”

So here I am today, and while I wouldn’t classify myself as a hoarder, I am always thinking of ways to make something out of what others may call scraps or junk. Lately, I’ve been finding myself looking around my closet and selecting items that would have ordinarily gotten tossed, only to challenge myself to make something of them.

Here’s a few ideas I came up with:

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This bracelet was inspired by the growing rise of youth being challenged by bullies. I thought it would be pretty cool to wear something that allows the victim of these insults to strike back- making their own statement.

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This bracelet was upcycled from pink pillow cases I no longer used but still loved the color. It actually sold    on my etsy shop.

I guess the question to be answered is, do all creative people see the value in things that others consider  as junk? Is that the common denominator in most artists’ alike? I’d love to hear your perspective on this.  Until next time, Happy Sharing!