Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pink, pink, pink flower shoe clips.

These were so fun to make.  Three different fabrics and a rhinestone center.  Too cool.  I think these would look amazing with a white dress shirt and jeans!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

McNalley wedding complete! Yippee!

This was a wonderful wedding to do.  Very large and detailed!  The super sweet bride wanted to honor her Mother with photographs in the bouquet and mermaids intertwined in special places.

Artsy shot
Grooms' party boutonnieres

Underside of bridal bouquet
Starfish - bridesmaid bouquet handles

Side shot of bridal bouquet with mermaid

Wand/ Septor for Avaleigh

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Offbeat Etsy Weddings: Warm Hues For Fall Weddings

Offbeat Etsy Weddings: Warm Hues For Fall Weddings: "Gone is the need for the traditional white wedding, now is the time to splash a little color... a little you into your wedding. Fall is such..."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Isn't everyone blessed?

Dreams Rosary Necklace

Dreams Rosary Necklace


What makes John8eight rosaries and religious jewelry so unique? I start by taking jewelry that is broken, useless, unwanted and rejected.  I then take these pieces that society considers trash and use them for the service of the Lord. My rosaries are a reflection of what God does for so many of us. He takes what society considers outcast and rebels- the useless, broken, unwanted and rejected. Then God raises them above kings to glorify His name. -Michelle-
I could not have explained John8eight jewelry any better than Michelle did in her Etsy shop announcement so I have quoted her directly.

I recently had the pleasure of becoming (virtually) acquainted with Michelle.  She applied to become an Offbeat Weddings Etsy Team member.  Unfortunately, the team could not see a wedding connection to her rosaries.  I can tell you that I actually cried when the team voted no.  Personally I believe that any jewelry that has an emotional connection to an individual is a welcome addition to any wedding.  Rosaries are often wrapped around bouquet stems and I have witnessed them being used to bind a wedding couples' hands during the ceremony.  

I have no idea why Michelle's stories touched me or why I felt so strong of a connection to her.   Please take the time to visit her shop.  Read each item description.  Michelle has a talent that is so rare in this world.  She is authentic in her beliefs and her item descriptions are like Chicken soup for the Christian's soul.   I guarantee that you will be either inspired or uplifted.

To Michelle,
I am not a silly woman.  I don't cry at the drop of a hat.  It is often brought to my attention that I come off terse and too business like.  You have (if only for a while) turned me into a wilting, snot wiping, crying mess and I love you for it.

Chaplet of the Perpetual Cancer Can Kiss My Royal Butt Prayer Beads

Chaplet of the Perpetual Cancer Can Kiss My Royal Butt Prayer Beads

Ruth 1/16 Prayer Necklace

Ruth 1/16 Prayer Necklace

Offbeat Etsy Weddings: Look at the details

Offbeat Etsy Weddings: Look at the details: "Possibly Maybe by Crankypants on Etsy I have always been a sucker for the little details that make something a WOW instead of just cute. ..."