I have so much to be grateful for! YOU, my clients and supporters of my handcrafted creations, are a blessing to this endeavor called By Faith Jewelry! Thank you for reaching out to me and purchasing gifts for your loved ones (and yourself!). YOU made this one of the most amazing years that By Faith Jewelry has ever had.
I enjoy making jewelry so much. It gives me the opportunity to express my creative side in a very special way, with tiny gemstones, pearls, wires and leathers. Every piece is designed with an eye toward simple beauty, artistic whimsy or pure elegance. And although I have said it many times, I think I should again say that God is the ultimate creator and He makes all these beautiful stones and pearls and I just get to play with them! Several years ago I was given a verse during a quiet time at a conference. It was the verse from Exodus 31 above. This verse has sustained me through the busy times and through the quiet times. I am learning to enjoy all the different seasons, busy and quiet.
With the unanticipated course that 2020 has taken, I am also learning to enjoy unexpected delightful surprises! The Sip & Shop event at Stony Point Fashion Park was an unexpected surprise at the end of a cancelled year. A very unexpected call from a client who wanted to give my jewelry as gifts was so delightful! I have also been privileged to discover new clients and kindred spirits who appreciate handcrafted jewelry! And those returning clients who have supported me for the past 11 years are always dear to my heart. Thank you all for wearing my little gemstone creations of love! The unexpected gift of time gave me the opportunity to explore something fancifully new with the magical bubble blowing wands that I have had so much fun making! And one more surprise: I pray before every sale and show that I would be allowed to share the love of Jesus with everyone I meet and unexpectedly, this year, I think this sharing happened more times that I would have thought possible! Praise God!
See you on Instagram and Facebook next year ~ please share & like & tag #byfaithjewelry ~ Merry Christmas with love from By Faith Jewelry and may God bless you and yours!
I’ve been busy at my workbench the past couple of weeks. Of course you’ve seen my new Magical Bubble Wands. But don’t think that I have strayed far from my roots! Jewelry will always be my main thing. Here’s a few new creations:
And…I hope to have some news very soon about a ‘live and in person’ Holiday Market! Praying it will happen. I will keep you posted. 🦋
I adore fireworks. The burst of sound as they shoot into the night sky, the poof as they expand into giant glittering confections and the sizzle as they disappear into blackness. They always make me smile and shiver with delight. Fireworks have a passing, glowing, sort of noisy glory. On the other hand, I also adore bubbles. I remember doing the dishes as a kid, holding the Palmolive bottle just right and then giving it a little squeeze just to experience the teeny tiny bubbles that would escape! Bubbles are ephemeral, luminescent, fragile and as temporary as fireworks, but all their bubbly glory is experienced in floating silence. Well…except for the giggles that you can’t hold back as you gently wave your bubble wand, releasing a bubble into the atmosphere! Delightful, right?
Introducing the Magical Bubble Wand! Each one is lovingly handcrafted, beaded and shaped to be as eye-catching as bubbles. My one-of-a-kind designs that are perfect for shower favors, wedding favors, bridesmaid gifts, after wedding celebrations, children’s parties, school spirit, birthday wishes and every day indulgences. Send me a message for a custom order. Handmade in U.S.A. $18
As the season for craft shows and holiday shopping approaches, I find myself looking at my By Faith Jewelry business and thinking that I took all those ‘live, in person’ shows for granted over the past few years. I am very selective about the venues that I choose to attend and I don’t work on Sundays, holding that day for the Lord. I really miss seeing you all and hearing your reactions to my creations! As a result, I have all this beautiful jewelry stored in protective boxes waiting to see the light of day and find a home! There just might be a pair of earrings, a bracelet or necklace that is calling your name! So, come on, reach out…I am here for you!
All that being said, I have decided to continue to trust that my God will guide me and I will continue to walk by faith. Several loyal customers have contacted me and have shown interest in shopping for this coming season. I am so happy to hear from you and will be happy to work out a way to show you the special pieces you want to give as gifts or add to your collection.
In addition, I have found that it is easy for me to post on Instagram, it’s quick and simple for me. And you can always reach me there or on Facebook.
Lastly, I have been playing around and have added a few fun new additions!!
Here’s a hint: #byfaithjewelrybubbles on Instagram!
The 15th year for this delightful family event, Christmas on MacArthur, is Saturday, December 14th from 11 a.m. to 3. Many local craftsmen, bakers, music and….a parade! By Faith Jewelry always loves to be there helping you find the perfect gift! Please stop by to try on our beautiful jewelry.
In the 4000 Block of MacArthur Avenue, at Bellevue and MacArthur avenues. Free admission. Marine Corps Toys for Tots donations are accepted.
The annual, festive and super special Christmas at Granny’s Craft Show is November 15 to 17, 2019 and By Faith Jewelry is going to be there!!! Please join us to shop for handmade items such as (By Faith!) jewelry, candles, ceramics, and more! I will be there at various times* throughout the show and look forward to meeting you and helping you to decide which By Faith Jewelry pieces are just perfect for you and your loved ones! The Virginia Cliffe Inn is beautiful and welcoming and offers that personal touch. And as an added bonus you’ll be able to brag about supporting RVA Local Business owners!
The hours are: November 14th – VIP night – invitation only
November 15th – 10am-7pm *(I will be there 2pm-7pm)
November 16th – 10am-6pm *(I will be there 2pm-6pm)
November 17th – 12pm-5pm
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/740570129693684/
By Faith Jewelry will be at the Powhatan Festival of the Grape on October 5, 2019. This is an annual (and fabulous!) event and I’m privileged to be a part of it. I will be bringing all my delicious jewelry for you enjoy, savor and wear to add to your own beauty. Or get started on some holiday shopping…I will gift wrap…hint, hint!! Be sure to keep up with all the details on Instagram: powgrape and byfaithjewelry
So, if you love tasting the best of Virginia wines, enjoy savoring scrumptious food, shopping with 100 quality arts and crafts vendors and listening to the best in live entertainment, all in an enchanting courthouse square, then we hope you will join us for Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape.
Two By Faith Jewelry necklaces. One single pearl on a silk strand, ideal to layer with other pieces or to wear as a simple statement. The second necklace doubles sterling rings lashed together with soft deerskin leather. In the center of the circles we have a pearl, a semiprecious gemstone or two and a tiny sterling silver cross. Both pieces are fastened in the back with sterling clasps and By Faith Jewelry’s signature tag stamped with an icthus fish. Lengths can be customized, contact me for details.
The 14th year for this delightful family event is this Saturday, December 8th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the parade starts at 11 a.m. Family entertainment, live music, many local vendors for Christmas shopping and wishing!
At Bellevue and MacArthur avenues. Free admission. Toys for Tots donations are accepted.