Saturday, February 2, 2013

Wellness Words Jewelry Challenge

I follow Tracy Statler's wonderful blog Make Bracelets!
On January 5th, Tracy posted a challenge:
Inspire Change:Wellness Words Jewelry Challenge:

 "I’d like to start the year together with a healthy jewelry making challenge.  Yes, that’s right, a “healthy” jewelry making challenge.  It involves choosing a powerful word or phrase that is meaningful to you and incorporating it into a jewelry design that will serve as a reminder to make a positive change in your life.  This challenge has an introspective component and a hands on component.  I have been thinking about coordinating a challenge like this for quite awhile.  The start of the new year seems to be as good a time as any!"

Challenge Step One:
Choose an inspirational word or phrase in an area of your life where you want to make positive change.  Make sure your words truly represent something you want to work on.  Don’t choose a word because it looks good, is popular right now or someone else thinks you should choose it.
These are the six categories of wellness that people generally want to make changes in:   Physical, Emotional, Occupational, Spiritual, Intellectual and Social.  Your words can represent any of these areas.

Challenge Step Two:
You can make earrings, a necklace or a bracelet.  Incorporate your words into your design.  It does not have to be complicated.  Perhaps simple is better.  That way you may want to wear your jewelry more often so you can be reminded of your words and focus on the healthy change part of this challenge.  If you want to go all out on your design, then by all means, please do!

On the morning of February 2nd, you will need to post pictures of your creation on your website.  You can write a little about the motivation for choosing your words and how you are doing with your change if you would like to.  I don’t want to pressure you to expose something you don’t want to share.  This is meant to be fun, supportive and motivational.  The picture of the jewelry can speak for itself in you want it to!

The word I chose was : CREATE

I have promised myself that I am going to take the time to CREATE this year.
I am really busy with every day life - just like everyone else, but it always makes me feel better when I take the time out of the day to do something creative......

Thank you to Tracy for hosting this hop... I can't wait to see what everyone else made.
Check them out:


  1. Beautiful necklace for your challenge piece! I hope you are able to create many more wonderful items!

  2. Great necklace LeAnne! Did you make your pendant too? Taking the time to create is so important to me too. You definitely have to be intentional about it to make it happen when you are busy. I'm so glad you participated!


    1. Yes - I made it with resin. Thanks again for hosting the hop!

  3. Great necklace, love the orange!

    ** Kate **

  4. The necklace is lovely. I love the pendant. Orange is a wonderful color and I love how you used it in your piece.

  5. Hi Leanne,
    Wonderful word and a beautiful necklace.

  6. I really love your pendant! I can totally relate, it's always a challenge finding time to create. I hope this year allows you some more free time to sneak in some creating time!

  7. I've made a commitment to create more this year too! Your piece is stunning!

  8. So important! Great idea. Alison Lee of craftcast, not sure if you've caught it before, her sign off is "get your butt in the chair and keep crafting!" I think it's a wonderful reminder. I'm one who can get lost in the ideas. But you are so right, I always feel better when I make the time

  9. Awesome necklace! Love your pendant!

  10. I have a mug that sits by my desk that reads, "Do something creative every day." A good reminder! I believe we are called to be creative in our own unique ways. It is a blessing to create! Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the day. Erin

  11. I love your necklace, so bright and cheery, and a great reminder to keep creating!

  12. stopping by all the blogs taking part in the bead soup blog party. cant wait to see what you make!