Beginning Bracelet Design Class

Bracelet Design–you’ll love it!

Learn Bracelet Design with Misti's Jewelry
Learn bracelet design–it’s fun & easy.

Bracelet design can be fun!  Come see!  In this 1-hour class you will learn construction basics as well as theory behind color selection & design.   First, you choose a pre-designed kit, like the one pictured.  Then, you get to choose from a variety of beads to create your own bracelet design.  I’ll be on hand to coach you along the way & make it fun!  Hee hee!

Click HERE for more information.

Stop on by!
Misti’s Jewelry booth

Class is held at the Misti’s Jewelry booth at Gem Faire, Costa Mesa on Friday & Saturday only.  See times, dates and location information below.  You may also email me for more information at Classes@mistisjewelry.com.  (I’m currently having website issues, but you can still visit my “Contact Us” page for more information.

Beginning Bracelet Design Class Details

Class fee: $35                   Supplies: $28.99 – includes complimentary instruction guide and supplies.  (Other colors & style available.)

Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16, 2016

  • Daily:  2pm             Other times available:  Walk-up & ask for availability.

Admission to the Gem Faire: $7  (Get a FREE pass, if you join my mailing list by the Tuesday before the show)

  • Parking is $10, I believe.

Location:

OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA

Come ready to bead!  I will have all the tools & supplies that you need.   (This class replaces DIY Jewelry-Making, Course 1.)  For more information, visit Misti’s Jewelry Calendar HERE.   Also, you can visit the Gem Faire Website for my Class List.

I suggest you bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable shoes because you’ll most likely want to spend the day shopping!!!  Hee hee!  Gem Faire is so much fun, and so is this project!  So, I really hope you can make it to my class. And don’t forget to at least stop by and say hello!  I’m always thrilled when I get a chance to say hello to you and see all the goodies you’ve found.  If you need help or suggestions of what booths to visit, I can help with that, as well.  Gem Faire–it’s only a few short weeks away, so make sure to start planning your classes now!

Visit Misti’s Jewelry’s Square Market to register for all Misti’s Jewelry’s classes at the Gem Faire.

 

 

Turn a Bead into a Pendant

Wire-Wrapped Bead — Turn a Bead into a Pendant — Make & Take Class

Turn a bead into a pendant with ease!
Turn a Bead Into a Pendant Make & Take Class

Okay, maybe you already thought beading was easy, but have you learned how to turn a bead into a pendant in just minutes yet?  Come check it out!  You’ll learn how to use wire to create this simple, yet stylish pendant from a bead!   It’s quick & easy!  Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up!  Bail-making tool sold separately. Click HERE for more information.

Stop on by!
Misti’s Jewelry booth

Class is held at the Misti’s Jewelry booth at Gem Faire, Costa Mesa on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  See times, dates and location information below.  You may also email me for more information at Classes@mistisjewelry.com.

Wire-Wrapped Bead Make & Take Class Details

Class fee: $5           Supplies: $5

Daily:   Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16, 2016

  • 11:30 – 11:45am Click HERE to register
  • 12:15 – 12:30pm Click HERE to register

Other times available:  Walk-up & ask for availability.

Location:

OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA

Come ready to bead!  I will have all the tools & supplies that you need.   For more information, visit Misti’s Jewelry Calendar HERE.   Also, you can visit the Gem Faire Website for my Class List.

I suggest you bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable shoes because you’ll most likely want to spend the day shopping!!!  Hee hee!  Gem Faire is so much fun, and so is this project!  So, I really hope you can make it to my class. And don’t forget to at least stop by and say hello!  I’m always thrilled when I get a chance to say hello to you and see all the goodies you’ve found.  If you need help or suggestions of what booths to visit, I can help with that, as well.  Gem Faire–it’s only a few short weeks away, so make sure to start planning your classes now!

Visit Misti’s Jewelry’s Square Market to register for all Misti’s Jewelry’s classes at the Gem Faire.

 

 

 

Freestyle Wire-Wrapping Class

Gem Faire Class Beginning Freestyle Wire-Wrapping
Beginning Freestyle Wire-Wrapping

Have you tried Freestyle Wire-wrapping yet?  I don’t know about you, but I like to be creative and do my own thing. That’s what my Freestyle Wire-wrapping Class at Gem Faire Costa Mesa, October 14 – 16, 2016, is all about.  In this 1-hour class, you will learn how to design your own wire wrapping style.  Do you like swirly?  Maybe you like the clean look. Or maybe you just like to see what happens!  And with some basic techniques, you can do whatever you like!  So, let’s create!

Stop on by!
Misti’s Jewelry booth

Class is held at the Misti’s Jewelry booth at Gem Faire Costa Mesa Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16, 2016.  Register online at my Square Store by Tuesday, October 11th.  You may also email me for more information at Classes@mistisjewelry.com.

Also, if you would like to be on my mailing list to receive my approximately monthly email newsletter with classes & events, and free passes to Gem Faire, please click HERE.  To receive your FREE Gem Faire pass or October’s Gem Faire, you must join my mailing list by Tuesday, October 11th.

Freestyle Wire-Wrapping Class Details

Class fee: $30                   Supplies: $19.50 – includes complimentary instruction guide.

Date & Time:  Friday – Sunday, October 14 – 16, 2016

  • Daily:    10:15 – 11:15am: Click HERE to register12:45 – 1:45pm: Click HERE to registerOther times available:  Walk-up & ask for availability.Location:

Gem Faire Costa Mesa, OC Fair & Events Center, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA

Stones pictured are samples only.  Actual supplies differ.  For more information, visit Misti’s Jewelry Calendar HERE.   Also, you can visit the Gem Faire Website for my Class List from August’s Gem Faire in Costa Mesa.  Check back regularly, my October Class list will be up soon.

Bail-making tool sold separately.  Click HERE to purchase one.

I suggest you bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable shoes because you’ll most likely want to spend the day shopping!!!  Hee hee!  Gem Faire is so much fun, and so is wire wrapping!  So, I really hope you can make it to my class. And don’t forget to at least stop by and say hello!  I’m always thrilled when I get a chance to say hello to you and see all the goodies you’ve found.  If you need help or suggestions of what booths to visit, I can help with that, as well.  Gem Faire–it’s only a few short weeks away, so make sure to start planning your classes now!

Visit Misti’s Jewelry’s Square Market to register for all Misti’s Jewelry’s classes at the Gem Faire.

 

 

 

 

My Life Wishes

Here is a poem that I would like to share with you.  It sums up, pretty much, my outlook on life.  I have a poster of it on my craft room wall.  I don’t know who the author is, unfortunately.  But here it is :

“Who knows the joys that lie ahead, the secret smiles I’ll find,

The friends I’ll meet, the memories sweet, the cares I’ll leave behind.

Who knows the beauty of the days I’ve never seen before,

My only wish for life is this, the courage to explore.”

What other wishes for life do I have?  That I might love the Lord my God with all my heart, mind and strength, and show it by loving people.

Happy Tuesday.  May you be blessed and filled to overflowing, that you might know how deep, how high, how long, how wide and how unfailing is Jesus’ love for you. 😊 Misti

What do you love?

2012-08-25_15-19-09_543Summit House Dessert!What do you love?  Do you love your children and your spouse?   Do you love the sound of rain tinkling on the roof, the smell of cookies baking, the sound of the birds singing at the first sign of morning as the sun begins to light up the sky?  Do you love your parents and siblings, your car, your house, and your neighborhood?  Do you love to read, love a good joke, or love ice cream?  What do you love?  Love takes many forms.  Even when considering human relationships only, there are different kinds of love.  There’s the romantic kind of love we have for our spouses (which in and of itself takes many forms),My babies

the family kind of love we have for our parents, siblings & children,

I love my parents

there’s the love we have for friends and neighbors,

my friend Vickiand the love we have for acquaintances, for the clerk at the store, for Civil Servants like our police & fire fighters, 20130806_211015and for the person we pass on the street.  (I know, you’re probably thinking, love the person on the street?  Well, I pray for people I don’t know all the time–and that’s a form of love!)  And there’s our love for God.  Then there’s the kind of love we have for things like our pets,

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our homes, our neighborhoods, our cities, our country, food, etc.

And there’s the love we have for things we do–maybe you’re like me and love beading.

Maybe you love gardening, golfing, bicycling, cooking, wood-working, barbecuing, fishing or reading.

fishing

Each kind of love, whether for a person, an object, or activity, is unique. Have you ever stopped and thought about HOW you show that you love a person, object or activity?  Do you put thought and effort into it?  Do you think about the outcome?  How do you know you love that person/object/hobby?  Love is uniquely expressed in varying degrees dependent upon the recipient.   You wouldn’t kiss your beads!  You wouldn’t clean your neighbor!  And you wouldn’t hug your ice cream cone!  LOL  And you certainly wouldn’t kiss your child in the same way you kiss your husband.   So, how you express love matters.  When my husband Gary and I were in the early years of our marriage, we attended a young marrieds Sunday School class.  The leader, a long-time-married lady who was one of the associate pastors of the church, talked about perfectionism.  She encouraged us that not everything requires an A+, like when you’re mowing the lawn or cleaning house.  You don’t have to worry about if you missed a blade of grassimperfect grass or a speck of dust!  It doesn’t matter.  A good job, not a perfect job, is good enough.  There’s a Bible verse that says, “Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.”  I used to think that that meant I had to do a perfect job!  (And I don’t know about you, but that disqualifies me!)  But in reality, the kind of perfection God desires is when we show love.  He wants us to show our love by how we act–to do it wholeheartedly.  We may not do something perfectly, but we can always be endeavoring to show our love–and that’s what God really wants.  So, if you’re hung up on “doing-your-work-unto-the-Lord”-perfectionism, be free!  Let it go!  Just do whatever you have to do with love for Him, and the rest will follow.  After all, “the first & greatest commandment is, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul & all your mind’.  And the second is like it.  ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.  All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”’ Matt. 22:37-40  I can do that!  And so can you!

Do you ever feel this way?

I had this fabulous weekend at Gem Faire with some really great people.  I did well, and happily paid my fees to Gem Faire. 20140510_093836 I was even blessed by my next door vendor with a hot dog for lunch!  I loved the whole Gem Faire, then had a great day a church the next day, and then visiting my folks & some very dear friends.  #GREATWEEKEND!  (How was yours?  I hope you had a super one, too. )

Monday comes.  Then the swarm of things I have to do hits again.  Are you a big picture person like me?  Do you see a mass of things to do and all the details overwhelm you?  Boy, they do me!  I love what I do, really.  I love all of it.  I love the inspiration of shopping for my projects, I love the creativity of actually making new items, I love the computer art necessary to write a pattern, program a page, make flyers, etc.  I even love sorting my beads! — But I’m no expert juggler.  And I have a lot of balls in the air.  Am I alone in this?

Then here is today’s verse.  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”” –Joshua 1:9 (Did you notice it near the bottom of my home page?  Cool, huh?  It auto-updates!  I love programming!  Thanks, Deb, for encouraging me to go for it!)

Amazing, huh?  God is listening.  I’m so thankful we are HIS workmanship, not our own.  If I had to do this alone, I don’t know how I would handle it.   There’s this song that comes up on Pandora, that has a line, “You make me brave”.  Yes, He does.  What a blessing!

Be strong & courageous today.  =)  And may the blessing of the Lord rest upon all you do.

Delightfully beading away (amongst other things, hee hee),

Misti

The Happy Beader
#The Happy Beader

 

A Big Thank You…

I had an absolutely fabulous time this weekend at Gem Faire! So many of you came to see me, took classes and hung out. I loved it! I had a blast! I feel like Tigger personified! Whoo hoo! You all were so nice, too! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you all for a record breaking weekend! God bless you, real good!thank you block

Encouraging words for life…

Good morning, readers!   I hope this finds you stressing less, trusting more, and more at peace than yesterday.  I have been amazed at how much God is listening to me–my prayers, my thoughts, the blog, my talks with my hubby & family–and is responding.  When I’m out and about, I like to listen to KSGN 89.7FM  here in the Inland Empire of sunny Southern California.  When I’m home, I like to listen to Pandora Internet Radio  while I’m working.  Over and over again yesterday songs came up and little messages about letting go, not being afraid, and keeping our focus on Him.  One thing that stuck out to me yesterday was a minister who said our thoughts should be focused on Jesus twice as much as our cares.  Wow!  How much time I have wasted on my cares instead of the One Who cares.  That has really helped me redirect my thoughts and give me peace.  It’s still a battle, but I am finding that I am stopping myself when I start to worry about something,  I redirect my thoughts to Christ and that I don’t have to worry, then I pray.   It really is helping.  Then when I came to my computer this morning to look at Biblegateway.com‘s verse of the day, this was it:

“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”  NIV

See how much He loves us?  I feel His love extending out to you through this, too, as I know He wants you to find peace as well.  Jesus cares!  And I’m so thankful!

Blessings on your day and I hope to hear from you soon.

Sincerely,

Misti

The Happy Beader
The Happy Beader

 

P.S.  If you live in the area, I’ll be at the OC Fair Grounds in Costa Mesa teaching for the Gem Faire this weekend.  Come find me & please let me know you’re reading my blog!  Thanks!

 

“…whatever they do prospers”

As I endeavor to build my business, wanting it to grow and flourish–to prosper–is always on my mind.  I want to do my best.   I want to give my best to and for my customers, in whatever way I can & whatever that means, without worrying about “the money”.  But reality says, “Count the cost.  Consider what ends will be produced.  Is this where I want to go with my business?  Will this bless my customers?  Is this worth the time and effort I’m putting into it?” All these questions swim around in my head.

And then there are the myriad of other things to do behind the scenes, other than the fun of designing & making jewelry & patterns, etc.  There’s my website, emails, shows, working with vendors… then there’s the BOOK KEEPING–bluh!  I actually don’t mind it, but it seems like such a mountain to keep on top of!  And of course there are the daily chores around the house, and the TLC of a husband, 2012-08-25_15-19-09_5431211101503162 cats & a dog to consider. Snickers is hungry There’s family and friends to spend time with, and church–these are the easier occupations of life, at least.  But there are just so many good things to occupy my time that sometimes it is all so overwhelming.  AND in there somewhere, I have to take care of myself!  Do you ever feel that way about your life?  Do the details of life swim around in your head too, or am I alone in this?  And you want to be successful/prosper in your endeavors, too, right?   So why does it seem so difficult?  And why am I stressing about it all?  Why is it so hard to decide what project or task I should tackle next?

Fear is such a nasty thing.  It grabs you by the heart, and infects your mind, and if you’re like me, affects your body!  (I’m keeping my massage therapist and chiropractor in business, at least.  LOL)  For me, it’s the biggest mountain in all of this to overcome.  But what am I really afraid of?  Failing, failing myself, failing my husband, failing my customers, failing my Heavenly Father.  That last one is the hardest one.  But everyday He reminds me how much He loves me, that He delights in who He made me to be and that He is not a hard task master with a javelin in His hand, waiting for me to mess up so He can pass judgment on me.  Wow!  Where do we get such awful images of God?  He keeps on reminding me that it is He who is at work in me, that I am His workmanship (not my own workmanship), created for good works in Christ, that I should walk in them (not stress or scurry through them).  I don’t need to worry about failing.  He is as at work in me.  So, stop it, would you, Misti?!

Okay, so where does the title come in?  Yesterday morning, as I have been weighing what truly matters, what truly is important, the Lord reminded me that I really do need to spend time with Him in His Word for my well-being.  If you’re like me, reading the Bible can seem daunting–the big picture that I see is a huge book that I could never possibly read in entirety, and even if I did, how could I possibly remember any of it.   But I know I “should”; rather, that I need to.  But where do I begin?  So, I went to www.BibleGateway.com and thought I would see what they had to offer for Bible Study and reading.  I saw, “Scripture Engagement” and that sounded intriguing.  So, I started reading it.  It was refreshing and encouraging, as the Bible always is.  And in it was this verse:  “Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night.”  Ps. 1:2  I didn’t stop reading there. The next verse really stood out to me.  “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither–whatever they do prospers.”  Prospers… there is that word.  I knew that verse, I read it many times.  But there is my answer!   If I truly want to prosper, I NEED to meditate on the Scriptures, for in them are the words of life.   I want to be that tree planted by streams of water so that I will never thirst or run dry!  I want to yield my fruit in season, and I certainly don’t want my leaves to wither.  LOL  (I don’t think that is referring to aging, though.  LOL)  And YES, I WANT TO PROSPER!  So my answer is “Scripture Engagement”.   (Here is the link to that page, in case you are interested:  https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/scripture-engagement/)  The cool thing about this is that I love to write–obviously.  And writing my meditations on the Word help me remember what I read.   And hopefully, it will be an encouragement to you.  I really do want to be a blessing to you.  So, I hope my meditations help you.  And if you ever need prayer, please feel free to email me.  Okay?

I look forward to your comments!

Hoping your day “prospers” and your mountains seem more like an adventurous hike!

Misti

The Happy Beader
The Happy Beader