Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wire Wrapped Jewelry

A few weeks ago I took one of the Craftsy classes for called Wire Wrapped Stones, Crystals, and Clusters.   Below is a link to this class by Aga Kruk.

It was a great class, I totally loved it.  Above is a necklace and earrings that I made.  It was really easy and she did a great job explaining how to do the wire wrapping.  This is one class that I would really recommend taking.  I paid $39.99 for the class, which I didn't think was bad for probably 12 hours of lessons.  You can take them over time, pause, restart, and so on.

I also took the free Craftsy Mini Class called Free Micro Torch Basics Online Jewelry Making Class, and it was so interesting.  I can't wait to buy my first micro torch so that I can start soldering jewelry.  There is this stuff called solder paste now, which looks so much easier then regular solder.  It has been 35 years since I took a jewelry class, it is so great to know that I can do this at home.  I am pretty excited.

Craftsy is one of my sponsors, but I did pay for the Wire Wrapped Jewelry class.  The Micro Torch class is free and so much fun to watch.  I would totally recommend their classes, but if you are unsure, sign up for Craftsy (it's free) and try one of their free mini classes.  It's a win win for you, you have absolutely to loose on the free classes.  I had taken quite a few of the free mini classes before I finally paid for a class.  It was well worth it.  The next class I pay for is going to be the Metalsmithing At Home Class, but I have to buy a micro torch first.

I always love hearing from you.

You will find another link to Craftsy below and I hope you'll sign up.  They are also offering all of these free patterns listed below for signing up for Craftsy.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop 57 and Giveaway

We want to thank everyone who shared with last week's Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 56.  We love seeing all of your posts.

Adorned From Above Blog Hop

Welcome to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 57.

Yay!!! We finally reached 500 GFC Followers and we are so excited.  Because all of you are so wonderful for following us we are doing a $50.00 Visa Gift Card away at this weeks party.  We can not thank you enough for your loyalty.   Now that being said, spread the word, because once we reach 1000 GFc followers we will do a giveaway for a $100.00 Visa Gift Card.

Now for the giveaway, Good Luck!!!

So on to this weeks party.

We hope you have fun at this week's party.  We all love hearing from you, so we love your comments.

Now let's party

Have a great week.

Coupons 6/18/13

Here are some great coupons for this week.  I am making Charly take a look since there are Pampers Coupons and her baby will be here sometime in July. All you have to do is click on what you want and print them out. 

Happy Shopping.

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Hi Everyone,
I am spending some time with my family this week, so the party will go on tonight as planned, but there will be not posts for a few days.

Have a great week.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Marriage 4 - Bible Verses

Today I am sharing Marriage 4 - Bible Verses.  I am sharing Ephesians 5:21 - 5:25.  I bought this great new book, which has really opened my heart to the meaning of these verses.  I would really recommend that you get this book if you don't already have it.  It's called The Bible Handbook of Difficult Verses by Josh and Sean McDowell.  It really helped clear things up in my head.  There are just some verses which have been a little hard for me to understand, even though they seem very clear and straight forward.  I think this book would help a lot of women out there with it's explanation.

I, as a wife,  have had a difficult time sometimes with Ephesians 5:21 - 5:25.

Eph 5:21  Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Eph 5:22  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Eph 5:23  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Eph 5:24  Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Eph 5:25  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

I have sometimes had a hard time with the submitting part of these verses, until this morning when I was reading this book and these verses in relation to Luke 22:25 - 22:27, and then it all made sense to me.

Luk 22:25  And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.
Luk 22:26  But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.
Luk 22:27  For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.

At the last supper Christ washed the feet of his disciples, he was acting as a servant.  Ephesians 5:21 says "submit yourselves to one another" not to just a certain group of people, but to everyone.  I have always read this in the past, to mean that my husband is kind of the boss of me.  Not very appealing, but when you read in in context with LuKe 22:25 - 22:27, it makes it easier to understand.  Jesus was being a servant to his disciples by washing their feet.  He was leading by serving.

So for a marriage The Bible says in Genesis 2:24  "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh,"  and in Ephesians 5:31 it is written, "For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh," we will be joined with our husbands and become one flesh, our souls tied together.  Unity between a man and his wife.  What is bound on earth is bound in heaven and what is loosed on earth is loosed in heaven.  So when we become one we become one flesh and one soul.

Eph 5:32  This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Eph 5:33  Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Paul tells us in Ephesians 5:32 - 5:33 that Christ and the Church are one and that is how a husband and wife should be, united as one.   Jesus served the needs of his church to become united with the church.  Josh McDowell states in his book that "a husband can accomplish that by being a servant leader and meeting the needs of his wife."  I think in that light it makes it much easier for a wife to submit to and respect her husband.

I understood this morning that it means that my husband is to lead me and love me and look after me, and in return, I will follow (submit) and respect him in our marriage.

I would really suggest getting this book.  I am pretty excited about reading more of it.  Next week I will share Ephesians 5:28 and what that means for a man in his marriage and how it affects us as wives.  I always love hearing from you.

Have a blessed week.
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The Bible Handbook of Difficult Verses by Josh and Sean McDowell.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Weekly Post Roundup 9

My prayers are that you have a lovely day with your families 

Welcome to this weeks Weekly Post Roundup 9.  I'm so happy that you are here.  Here are the links to all of last weeks post.  Have fun!!!

Weekly Post Roundup 9