Sweet Heart Earrings ~ Pay it Forward February

{Have you ever heard about a situation and it just breaks your heart and you feel like you HAVE TO do something about it?A few months back I met a lady, Lovely Reckley, and she told me how she goes to four different schools in Abaco and feeds 85+ children that would have otherwise had no lunch. For some of these kids, this is the only meal of the day.Lovely even takes food to some of them when school is out.That really broke my heart. I mean, I know there are kids all over the world that are starving, but when I realized there were children right under my nose it killed me. I kept wondering what I could do. I thought about offering to help cook, but cooking for so many mouths really overwhelmed me. Then I realized what a COMMITMENT this awesome woman had made to these children…..EVERYDAY!!!At Christmas, instead of giving gifts I gave a donation to her organization (and to our Humane Society) instead of buying things that people really didn’t need.But it kept tugging at my heart. So, I decided for the month of February I would post several heart themed items to my blog. They would be for sale, and I would give 25% of the cost of the item to Lovely, to help with her costs.I may post an item everyday or I may post several items a week…..I am really not sure, but 25% will go to “Feed the Children” in Abaco, Bahamas.I CANNOT imagine going without food, or only having one meal a day that I had to rely on someone else to bring to me, and these children shouldn’t have to deal with this either, so please help!}

Happy Friday!
I am starting to feel a little more human today after this spell of laryngitis. Still coughing and feeling fatigued, but my voice is slowly coming back!
Today’s item for Feed the Children Abaco are these Sweet Heart Earrings.


Textured fine silver discs with a heart cut-out, have whimsical glass fuchsia headpin dangles.  The ear wires are made from fine silver also, and the earrings hang about an inch and a quarter from the ear wires.


You can find these earrings in my Etsy shop….{HERE}.
Or you can go to my Bahama Dawn Facebook page and leave me a message….{HERE}.
They are $40, and 25% goes to Feed the Children Abaco.


Thanks for stopping by!
Do something creative & have a great weekend!

Copper & Silver Heart Earrings ~ Pay it Forward in February


{Have you ever heard about a situation and it just breaks your heart and you feel like you HAVE TO do something about it?A few months back I met a lady, Lovely Reckley, and she told me how she goes to four different schools in Abaco and feeds 85+ children that would have otherwise had no lunch. For some of these kids, this is the only meal of the day.Lovely even takes food to some of them when school is out.That really broke my heart. I mean, I know there are kids all over the world that are starving, but when I realized there were children right under my nose it killed me. I kept wondering what I could do. I thought about offering to help cook, but cooking for so many mouths really overwhelmed me. Then I realized what a COMMITMENT this awesome woman had made to these children…..EVERYDAY!!!At Christmas, instead of giving gifts I gave a donation to her organization (and to our Humane Society) instead of buying things that people really didn’t need.But it kept tugging at my heart. So, I decided for the month of February I would post several heart themed items to my blog. They would be for sale, and I would give 25% of the cost of the item to Lovely, to help with her costs.I may post an item everyday or I may post several items a week…..I am really not sure, but 25% will go to “Feed the Children” in Abaco, Bahamas.I CANNOT imagine going without food, or only having one meal a day that I had to rely on someone else to bring to me, and these children shouldn’t have to deal with this either, so please help!}


Happy Monday everyone!

Thanks for stopping by to see my Pay it Forward item for today!
This is going to be a quick post today since I got sick over the weekend…..UGH!!…..I havent been sick in over 3 years and I dont know what to do with myself. Woke up this morning with no voice…..not good!
Anyway, enough complaining…..here is today’s item…..



The copper rectangles are a pinch over an inch long and half of an inch wide, with textured fine silver hearts soldered on them.
The ear wires are fine silver.



They are $28, and 25% will go to help “Feed the Children Abaco”.

{these have been sold}



I probably won’t get them into my Etsy store until later, because I am heading back to bed, but in the meantime you can message me or leave a comment below.
Luckily I have several heart items made, and I am ahead of myself for this project {for once!}, so even if I am not feeling well I can still get my posts up!


Have a great day & thanks for stopping by.

Heart Stud Earrings ~ Pay it Forward February

{Have you ever heard about a situation and it just breaks your heart and you feel like you HAVE TO do something about it?A few months back I met a lady, Lovely Reckley, and she told me how she goes to four different schools in Abaco and feeds 85+ children that would have otherwise had no lunch. For some of these kids, this is the only meal of the day.Lovely even takes food to some of them when school is out.That really broke my heart. I mean, I know there are kids all over the world that are starving, but when I realized there were children right under my nose it killed me. I kept wondering what I could do. I thought about offering to help cook, but cooking for so many mouths really overwhelmed me. Then I realized what a COMMITMENT this awesome woman had made to these children…..EVERYDAY!!!At Christmas, instead of giving gifts I gave a donation to her organization (and to our Humane Society) instead of buying things that people really didn’t need.But it kept tugging at my heart. So, I decided for the month of February I would post several heart themed items to my blog. They would be for sale, and I would give 25% of the cost of the item to Lovely, to help with her costs.I may post an item everyday or I may post several items a week…..I am really not sure, but 25% will go to “Feed the Children” in Abaco, Bahamas.I CANNOT imagine going without food, or only having one meal a day that I had to rely on someone else to bring to me, and these children shouldn’t have to deal with this either, so please help!}

I hope you love these earrings as much as I do!! This is the very first pair of stud earrings that I have ever made!


They are about a half of an inch wide. Very sweet and simple.


I made them from Precious Metal Clay. I rolled out the clay, textured it, cut out the shape and then sent it to the kiln for firing. The hearts and the ear studs are fine silver. The backs are sterling silver.



You can find them in my Etsy shop……HERE. {sorry, these have been sold since I wrote the post}
They are $28, and 25% of that will go to Feed the Children Abaco.



Thank you & have a great weekend!

BTW ~ Boho Bliss Class

I went missing in action for a while there because of having no internet at home.  It was off for 2 weeks!!!  So glad it is back on, but now I am playing catch-up!
One of the many things I am catching up on are the online classes I am enrolled in.
Boho Bliss is a jewelry class I am taking and loving learning different techniques with metals.
Deryn is the creator and teacher of this class and I love her jewelry style.  She offers a few other classes as well which I am looking forward to taking.
Boho Bliss is all about earrings, and these are my hoops from the first week ~
Made from a plain piece of copper (or silver) wire!
They are meant to be plain hoops, but I am in a frenzy of making those glass headpins so I have also been adorning everything with them!
Here are some plain silver ones that I did some decorative stamping on for texture ~
Over the next few weeks we will be adding more to these hoops as Deryn teaches us more techniques.  I can’t wait to learn more about metal and come back and share my pieces with you!
What is on your bead table this Wednesday?

Creative Project #12 for February……G.I.V.E.A.W.A.Y. for my 100th post!!!!!

Today is the day!! WOW, one hundred posts!!!  This creative challenge I am participating in has helped me get to my 100th post quicker than I normally would have.
This is what I decided to use for the giveaway prize:
Swirls with Swirls earrings.  As always the wire is fine silver wire and they are my lamp worked beads.  I love how that color combo turned out and hope you all like them too.
I have been selling a lot of earrings lately, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with these for a giveaway prize.
Let’s go over the *rules* again:
1.  Post a comment under THIS POST for one chance to win (not on Facebook)
2.  Become a follower of my blog for a second chance.
3.  Write about this giveaway on your blog for a third chance!
4.  For each one of the above tasks you do, PLEASE write a separate comment.  This will make it easier for me to use the random number generator.
5. You will have until tomorrow when I make my next post to play 🙂  I am guessing sometime after lunch – eastern time.

Yesterday I showed you a terrible picture of a ring I was working on yesterday.  I got a half way decent shot this morning even though it is cloudy here.
(the ring is not included in the giveaway prize – only the earrings)
Good luck in the giveaway!
Have an awesome weekend!

Creative Project #10 for February……earrings and a few new things!!!

Yesterday I posted a pair of earrings that I said *might* be the giveaway for Saturday’s 100th post, but they were snatched up.  So I am not sure what will be my giveaway….maybe something you have seen, maybe something I haven’t blogged about yet.  Surprises are good 🙂
I spent the morning making more beads and letting them anneal while I ran some errands.
Some I am saving for a necklace, but I used one pair for earrings.
The same but different from yesterday 🙂
I also got some new tools in the mail today and spent some time making a glass button and practicing a flower shaped bead.
Here is my glass button still on the mandrel.   I only made one mistake…..I only ordered one mandrel, so I can only make one button at a time!

Here is my first try at a flower bead.  I thought it was okay for a first try.
The shape is somewhat close.  Just got to work on getting the petals even…..making that liquid glass *SIT & STAY*!

Here they both are off the mandrels.

I am looking forward to playing with both of these new techniques!
See you tomorrow 🙂

Creative Project #9 for February……earrings on the brain!!!

Just a quick Create! project today since I have been in and out of meetings I havent had much creative time.  I have tons of earring ideas in my brain.  Quite a change for me since I usually HATE doing earrings since I have to do the same thing TWICE!  Oh well, I seem to be on a roll now so I will go with it.
These were fun to make and are a combination of fine silver wire, copper wire and colored copper wire that is non-tarnish.
The shape reminds me of a birdcage or a bird perch.
I am *thinking*, but not sure yet, that these may be my giveaway prize for my 100th post.
Just so no one misses out let me go over the *rules* again.
1. Comment under the post for the 100th post (this Saturday) ~ this gives you one chance.
2.  Become a follower of this blog, thru your email, not thru facebook ~ this will give you a second chance.
3.  I will give you until Sunday evening to comment and will announce the winner on Monday.
Hope you all want to play 🙂