Thursday, August 7, 2008

Grow Strong...

I bought this charm a few months ago and put it in a drawer and forgot about it.
I took it out the other day and looked at the words engraved on it.
One side says, "Grow" the other side says, "Strong".
On the front is an Oak leaf and on the back is an Oak tree. Oaks are known for their strength.
I want to grow strong through my pain. Through my trials. I decided to make a bracelet for myself with this charm. I took out some vintage costume jewelry pearls that had lost some of their luster but, to me, fit in with the charm perfectly.
The heart fastener made me think of me and John.. Two hearts that always met in the middle.


Serendipity said...

It's beautiful and meaningful. Grow strong now!

Nonnie said...

beautiful it.

Karen M said...

How beautiful! I think that will become a treasured piece of jewelry for you.

The Feathered Nest said...

Nita, it's just beautiful!! I love that you found this charm...such a wonderful message and that you will now wear it ~ (((((hugs))))) to you sweet friend, xxoo, Dawn

Laurie said...


You seemed to have found this charm right at a time when you need it most. I love your bracelet and hope you wear it all the time to remind you that you ARE growing strong through your pain. I hope you have a beautiful weekend my friend.

Love, Laurie in Ca.

Anonymous said...

The old pearls look lovely with the charm. Beautiful.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

and it will give you strength every time you wear it....thus making you grow...strong. Little things can have SO MUCH MEANING in our lives Nita.

Donna said...

This is SO Beautiful sweetie!! Using the old beading was a Wonderful idea!! You're SO Talented!!! Happy night sugar!!hughugs

cambria said...

Wow! What beautiful creations!!
And you have a beautiful blog too!!

Hi, my name is Cambria, and I make handmade jewelry.
I just started a blog and an ETSY site where I sell my handmade jewelry!!
I would love it if you could come check it out sometime!!
Here is a link-
Love, Cambria (o:

Annette said...

what a you. I love the braclet and what it means to you, I never knew that about the Oak tree, I just knew I always liked them. your talent in everything you do is wonderful. I love you dear one, and you keep growing stronger every day, and you give me strength as well.
Love to always

Joni said...

Grow Strong....good advice to find tucked away in a drawer...just waiting...beautiful way to keep it close to a handmade creation.

The Artful Eye said...

Grow strong is what you will do. There will be trials but you will come through with your wonderful spirit. Thinking of you often.

xox Andrea

Sally said...

Very beautiful sentiment and bracelet. ((HUGS))

Mimi said...

a perfect bracelet for you to make and wear right now!!!
praying for you dear Nita...

Anonymous said...

very beautiful and i love the sentiment behind it. the picture of the bird is haunting and the words are intriguing. i've been thinking about you and wondering how you're doing?

love and hugs

Nita Jo said...

Came by to look for your photo challenge. I love the charm. The home I grew up in had a huge old oak tree. I loved it. The pearls are a perfect addition to it.

I hope your heart continues to heal. Drop by and read my poem for Sunday Scribblings. It's in memory of a friend, my uncle's partner who passed away. It's called Rainbow.

Those of us who are left behind always have questions, and feelings we must work through at our own pace. You are doing amazingly well for all you have been through!

Blessings upon you!
Nita Jo

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Lori said...

How lovely, how loving, and such a wonderful and endearing tribute.

Beautiful thought, beautiful bracelet, beautiful togetherness.


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