Hymn of Promise

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed, an apple tree; in cocoons, a hidden promise; butterflies will soon be free! In the cold and snow of winter there's a spring that waits to be, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There's a song in every silence, seeking word and melody; there's a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me. From the past will come the future; what it holds, a mystery, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see. ~~ words & music by Natalie Sleeth, 1986 United Methodist Hymnal

Monday, August 17, 2009

Late Mosaic Post!

I've been trying so hard to make some mosaics out of the pictures I took of the jewelry I've been making! Some of the pictures just did not turn out good. I don't know what I did? Then when I put a mosaic together it was cutting off the pictures and not showing the whole piece of jewelry. After fiddling and fiddling I finally just made this one mosaic with the bracelets I made that the pictures turned out the best. Mosaic Monday is sponsored by Mary @http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com and she has the most beautiful mosaics! And much more experienced mosaic makers have posted their gorgeous mosaics too! So go by and take a look!



About 3 years ago I started making jewelry and decided I would call my "creations" "Butterfly Creations" . Every bracelet and necklace I make has a butterfly on it somewhere. I named it this because I was taking old, vintage pieces of jewelry and making new pieces with them. Not all of my jewelry is made this way but that's how I started.







All of these bracelets are made from vintage brooches except the one on the bottom left hand side. It is made with Swarvoski crystal components. The top left bracelet is made with Swarvoski pearls and Swarvoski crystal rondelles. It is a pull-on stretch bracelet with a beautiful little butterfly charm added. The top right bracelet is one of my favorites. I love the color combination of turquoise, white, cobalt, crystals and gold. It too is a stretch bracelet. The bottom right bracelet is also one of my favorites made with a gorgeous emerald green and aurora borealis brooch, Swarvoski pearls, aurora borealis glass beads and a sterling clasp.

I do sell my jewelry, so if you're interested let me know. I made many more pieces, including several necklace and earring sets. Hopefully I can figure out how to make them work in another mosaic.

20 comments:

  1. Laura--No wonder you've been missing! You've been busy--these are just gorgeous! I think the bottom right is my favorite too! Beautiful!

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  2. Hello Dearheart...

    Girl, I've been missing you!!! I can see why you've been so busy...making some fabulous jewelry!!! I didn't know that you did that...you never seize to amaze me, my friend...with your never ending talents!!! All four of your bracelets in the mosaic are simply gorgeous!!! I would be hard-pressed to pick a favorite! Each one is beautiful in it's own right!!! Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful!!! And...I love your mosaic...those gorgeous bracelets make for a perfect subject for a mosaic! So sweet, Darlin'!!!

    How are you doing and what are you up to these days...besides making jewelry? I hope that all is well with you and your family!!! I've been keeping pretty busy with all the summer activities...vacations, kiddos, and summer projects! Sending you big hugs...love ya, Sweetie!!!

    Chari

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  3. Wow! I am impressed. You have been busy. It would be hard to pick a favorite, as they are all pretty. I have problems taking photos of my jewelry also.
    Have a great day.
    Glenda

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  4. Oh Lauralu.. I love them all! You have the true soul of an artist. Everything you do expresses that so beautifully. I couldn't possibly choose a favorite they are all exquisite..wish I could buy each one. My hubby should have his second surgery soon..not scheduled yet but supposed to be..our life has not been "normal" in a finanacial way in a long time..but one adapts and appreciates all the really important things.. Thank-you so much for sharing with us, I always look forward to your post. Love, Cindy

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  5. Oh, how gorgeous!!! I am in love with the one at top left. SO beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent at Mosaic Monday. :)

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  6. Your bracelets are gorgeous, LauraLu. My favorite is the one on the top left. I love the turquoise color. I love how they all have a vintage look to them. You should start an etsy shop...Christine

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  7. Your bracelets are gorgeous. Lovely photo's. I know I struggled with mine too. Sharon

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  8. Hello Dearheart...

    Was just thinking about you...missing you and wanted to come by to say hello! Hope that all is well with you and your family, Sweetie! What have you been up to? Are you keeping busy? Pretty much the same ol'...same ol'...going on with me! Just chugging along! Hehe! Hey...I do have some good news though...been doing my low-fat diet for the last couple of months and when I weighed at the Drs. last week...I had lost 22 lbs. I was so excited! Well enough about me....drop by when you get a chance and let me know how you're doing! Just been really thinking about you..you've been on my heart, Sweetie!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  9. Hi Have you tried Photoscape for mosaics? It's free and easy to work. Peggy from PA bfdgirl@yahoo.com

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  10. Lauralu- have missed you!! Hope all is going well your way and that you are just way too busy making gorgeous jewelry!!

    Just got back from my 30th High School reunion and it was surprisingly fun. I turned to DH on the way to the first event and said "Why did I think I wanted to go to this?" but got there and connected with several friends I had not seen in 20 and 30 years!

    Am off next week to my niece's 5th birthday party. We have always been up in South Dakota and our Tri- regional conference and so have not been to one of her birthdays- want her to remember he aunty!!! I started giving her little teacups and saucers for her birtday present and this year she wants to have a tea party !

    So what have you been up to friend?

    blessings
    mary

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  11. Hi Lauralu,
    I came over from Chari's blog. I so love the jewelry, it's awesome! You do a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing. Cindy

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  12. Poppin in to say I miss you!! Have been very busy here and not much blogging done but do miss my special friends here.

    Please be praying- I think we are planning on starting Sunday services at the little town we minister on weekdays- have had quite a few ask if we would and it looks like the Father is giving us the ok ! Bill will also be doing his first baptism in 2 weeks!

    blessings
    mary

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  13. Hello Dearheart...

    Girl, I was elated to hear from you...been thinking about you! So happy that everything is going well! Good for you...so nice that you are able to take a little time off for your anniversary! Happy, Happy Anniversary, my friend!!! Sending you and your honey my very best wishes and blessings...may the Lord bless you with many more years together!!!

    How exciting...a little time off from work and time to do the things that you want around your home! Can't wait to see all that you do...you will post about it, right? Well Darlin'...you take care and I'll be anxiously awaiting your posts!!!

    Love ya,
    Chari

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  14. Thank you sweet friend for coming by and saying "hi"- I was beginning to worry about you then I remembered that God tells us not to worry!

    Looks from Chari's posts you have had an anniversary- Congratulations! HAsn't God blessed us with some fantastic hubbies!!

    Do catch us up when you have time-

    blessings
    mary

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  15. Hi Lauralu! Oh, it's so nice to hear from you! I lost my blog list and now I can put you back in there! I hate it when things like this happen. Oh, I didn't realize you made jewelry. Those pieces are beautiful! I hope you're doing well!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  16. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

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Hello and God Bless! Thank you for visiting "Hidden Promise"! It's wonderful to get comments from you all! I think they are a great way to show our love, care and support of each other! Have a wonderful day! Lauralu :)