Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Charm Swap 2013

Today is the day to reveal charms for Jen Cameron's charm swap 2013!!!  The theme is LOVE.  With that as the theme, here is my charm:

The ceramic cross bead made by myself (Terri Del Signore), represents the ultimate sacrifice done out of love!  
The copper hoop, also made by me, is a circle that has long represented the idea of "never ending".  The two combined represent my faith and that I can think of no greater love than the never ending love of God!

This is the picture of the charms I got. My photography does not do them justice, I'm working on getting better at photography.
Listed in rows from left to right:
Blue Mud, Renetha Stanziano, Monique Urquahart
Alicia Marinache, Jacquie Carlson, Susan Delphine Delaney, Patty Pulliam
Lennis Carrier, Mallory Hoffman, Cheri Mitchell-Reed, Andrea Glick,Tori Sophia
SueBeads, Ginger B, Ginkgo et Coquelicot, Linda Haskell, Nameless
The bottom 3 are from the generous Toltic Jewels.

I Love all the charms I recieved and this was a very fun experience for me!!
Thanks so much to Jen Cameron for all your hard work!!
Don't forget to check the auction at the link below!  Proceeds go to Beads of Courage! Super awesome cause!  Check it out!  Starts today!

Also check out all the other artists to see their charms!

Caroline Dewison:
Alicia Marinache:
Terri Del Signore:
Cheryl (Lee) Koopman:
Jacqueline Carlson:
Charlene Bausinger Jacka:

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Book Component Challenge

Very excited! Different ideas dancing through my head! I won a chance to participate in in a component challenge put on through Lorelei Eurto. Check out the component I got!
10 others have received the same component with colour variations. I just love seeing all the different ways people create when starting with the same piece!! I am excited and nervous as this is truly a challenge for me because I make components but never really make jewelry.
I love how these challenges can force one out of their comfort zone!
Check back on Nov 25 if you want to see what I create with this lovely little book component!! I just love it!

Monday, 4 November 2013

Create Without Guilt!

Fact: I feel guilty spending time in my studio when I have loads of never ending family "stuff" piling up and not to mention quality time with my family! The "why" I feel this way may just have to be another post (if I ever really get to the bottom of it)!
One thing I am loving, is when the two worlds collide and I get to spend creative time with my family. I stumbled upon this idea when I was disparate for creative time but family was taking every minute of my time (ie my youngest child with separation anxiety). I am able to fill my need to be creative and get to fulfil my desire to be the the best mom by creating with my kids!!
So here is one that I LOVE doing with my girls! A little set I bought called Stamp Art. So fun! You get all these little stamps in various shapes and the book gives you ideas on how to collaborate all the little shapes together to get a picture and then you even get to colour it in!!
A frog my daughter created from the images that came in the book. I'm loving this idea because it is simple enough for small people and the possibilities are endless!!
Since then I have discovered many ways to achieve guilt free creative time. Well....maybe a little "guilt" when it comes time to eat;)
Kids and torches don't mix so well so I'm also trying to figure out how to get some "mom only" creative time too!!