This will be my last ever post....for this year!!! ;)
I really like how this years inchies have been an easy, complicated, mind blowing, hard, learning roller coaster ride. I have learned so much from the inchies this year. I have also been surprised how the inchies; of which I design in the first few months of the year, but bead up each week when it is time; have meant something deep for myself each week.
This year personally has been a roller coaster ride for myself and my family, and the inchies have been a great retreat for me emotionally and creatively. I do so enjoy them for their therapeutic power. But for me, beads have always been therapy.
So let's get this last week of 2014 started with the theme over at Every Inchie Monday. This week's theme is Magical. We had this theme a few years back but I don't mind redoing a theme. Especially since there are more Inchiers now.
Here is my last inchie from 2012
And here is the one I did this year.
Very Similar, don't you think? For this inchie I did it in 3 colors of Delicas. Showing the magicians hat and wand. I like both of them really. What do you think?
Also this week I handed out beaded ornaments to my family and a few friends. I did not have time to make all of ornaments like I needed to since I spent a good portion of the last month taking care of my daughter pre and post surgery. But I think it was worth missing out on those for her. Here is a picture of 3 of the ornaments I made. ( I always forget to take pics of all of them, LOL)
These ornaments are wine corks covered in seed beads and twin beads; which are a two-holed bead, and on the bottom is a crystal dagger-type drop. I really love beading around the wine corks, it just gives such a great width and structure to the ornament.
Also this last week my daughter started having a home health nurse coming to the house to change her wound dressings. She is such a sweet lady who is going through a really emotional time in her family with the loss of a family member. I really felt lead to make her a stethoscope bead. Just because she is a faithful woman and because she is our nurse. Also, sometimes I just like to make things for new people in my life. A stethoscope bead is a tubular bead that can be slipped onto the stethoscope for decoration. I have made 3 in the past for the nurses at work. I really love how this one came out.
Here it is before I made it into a tube, it has 10 colors of delicas. There is a gold cross, a rainbow an a dove. I really adore the look of it. I hope she likes it.
Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the magic going on over there!
Lastly, I really want to thank everyone who stops by and leaves a comment and those who stop by but don't leave a comment. I am so blessed by all of your comments, thoughts and prayers. They have meant so much for me this last year. You have no idea how important that is for me and my family. I do pray that the Lord blesses everyone who reads this post and that they will be a blessing to those who they meet. I can't wait for 2015, I feel like it is gonna be a "Journey" year for me. I know I am gonna be working on myself and my kids are going to be doing the same. May God bless all of you and may you all be blessed in 2015.
LOOK OUT 2015 I'M COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love seeing your wonderful inchies and the other works of art in beads that you do.ReplyDelete
I hope 2015 is an easier year for you and a very happy one
Love Chrissie x
Thank you so much Chrissie. Prayers for a fantastic new year for us all.Delete
You're such a beautiful person! You make beautiful art. Health, health and more good health to you & your family! I will inch my way back to you Monday next year with 'egg'. 2015, let's go!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Zoe, such a beautiful compliment from a beautiful lady. I can't wait for the new year. Blessings to you and your family as wellDelete
Love both of your magical inchies. Your other beading is amazing. Hope your daughter is improving and that you and yours have a good 2015. Happy New Year,ReplyDelete
Thanks Kia. Have a blessed new yearDelete
Fabulous inchies, love them. I think you do the most fantastic job with your beads and love seeing them every week. I hope all goes well with you and yours for 2015. See you next year.ReplyDelete
Thanks Wendy. Blessings for you and yours this next yearDelete
I love your inchies. When you pist to FB, I always follow the link to see what your thoughts are for each one. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your life with us. May the new year bring you peace and joy.ReplyDelete
Peace and joy for the new year to you as well. Thanks for following me and your sweet wordsDelete
2 lovely Magical inchies and the stethoscope bead is cool too - a beautiful gesture for a caring person from a caring person.ReplyDelete
All my best wishes for a healthy & happy 2015
Thanks so much Sally. My best to you in 2015 as wellDelete
Seems like an omen to have the word magical as the last word for this year. There really is something magical when you think about celebrating Christmas and the New Year with in a week. Continuing prayers and Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Blessed New Year
I feel it is a good omen for sure. Blessings for you in the new year as wellDelete
I like both of the magic hat beading that you did. Wonderful ornaments; lucky recipients! And, I love the stethoscope cover. What a thoughtful thing to do.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jean.Delete
Your inchies are beautiful. I also love those ornaments! They are awesome. If I did bead work, I would love to do something like that. I also love the stethoscope bead - how lovely.ReplyDelete
Thank you Cathy. If you ever try beading you will be hooked.Delete
Beautiful work, love your magic inchie. The stethoscope bead is really neat.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much. And happy new year to you as wellDelete
Forgot to add best wishes for the new year.ReplyDelete
Happy new year! I love your inchies and the stethoscope bead. You are right it came out really good.ReplyDelete
Thanks Trillian, Happy New Year to you as wellDelete