Making a Personal Talisman - Handheld Prayer Beads

Cheers to a new year


2015, here I come!  

I love a fresh start.  I'm well rested after the hustle of the holidays and ready for everything that the new year can bring.

I've decided to take on a few new challenges this year - one being participating in the Year of Jewelry  (YOJ).  This is a personal challenge to create one piece of jewelry, every week, for a year.  I've tried before, but never completed the challenge.  I know this is the year!

With a little luck 


Every week, the YOJ provides an optional theme to jump start your creativity.  

DIY Wire and Bead Christmas Ornaments

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...


I love this time of the year.  My Christmas tree is up!  And the house is decorated.  

And as I hung each ornament and admired them, I couldn't help but think that I really should make some ornaments.

Easy to make wire and bead ornaments, DIY


And so I did.  And you can too!