Thursday, August 24, 2017

PPF and UPDATES

Hi Everyone!

What a month. OH,  heck I was hoping this month was over already. LOL  Thank you for all the comments and emails about osteoporosis.  So after extensive research (that still continues) I have chosen NOT to take any of the medical treatments. OMG!!! the side effects are horrible. I have spoken to many men and women who have take the bisphonates and every one of them said they wished they hadn't. With lupus I can not afford to upset my system. Even without lupus I would not take these meds. I have already started on a bone building vitamin and exercise regime in addition to my lupus regime. Now, I exercise everyday, however, osteoporosis exercises are quite different from the intense boxing, kicking, hip hop dancing that I do now. I found an excellent web site out of Canada that specializes in osteoporosis. In addition to that I have found a new health care provider that is a real MD and female. I do have to drive 80 miles one way to see her but I believe it is worth it.  I have learned a lot about this disease and am confident that I can beat this too.  OK enough of that crap. LOL   This is Paint Party Friday and I have been absent, but I am back and I have art.YAY!!
First a huge thank you to Eva and Kristen for always hosting the best party. I look forward to seeing what all of you have been up to.  Now for the art. I have been beading, and making cabochons. As most of you know I was a bead artist before lupus finally made it impossible to bead. The last several months my hands seem to be better, well they are not shaking any more, so I have beaded a few pieces.  Gees am I a jabber-er tonight? LOL Sorry for the long post. 
Here is the art. I hope you enjoy it.

This is the finished piece from a few weeks ago.
I made the cabochon too.


Many layers to create heighth



This is a piece I finished the other day. I also created the cabochon. Paint on glass working from the back side so you paint backwards. Best way I can describe it. LOL


I had such a great response on the sparkle cabs that I made a few dozen.

These are black resin cabs that I painted. The are spaaaaakkkkklllllyyyyyy and smooth to the touch.
Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. 

Nicole/Beadwright 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

24 comments:

  1. Wow, definitely sounds like you've been going through it all! Hopefully you'll find a good rhythm with the new exercising and everything! Happy PPF!

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  2. Such beautiful and intricate beadwork, Nicole.

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  3. Beautiful pieces Nicole. All the best going forward with your health issues.

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  4. Beautiful jewelry. Hope you can get the better of your health problems. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  5. gosh you make beautiful jewelry! Hope you find health naturally.

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  6. Wow, gorgeous jewelry art. Nicole.
    Happy PPF and upcoming week xx

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  7. wow-gorgeous beadwork jewelry Nicole!! Glad you have found a good doctor and support regarding your health. Happy PPF!

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  8. Hope you get THIS booger under control. Geez, how much can one person TAKE!! I keep telling Terry that other places in the country are not as lucky as we are in the South Bend area to have a great selection of doctors. I'm so glad you have been feeding your creative soul as well.
    xx, Carol

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  9. Beautiful and thanks for giving the close ups

    Happy PPF

    much love...

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  10. Oh these are so creative! I am very interested to hear more about how you painted backwards on the glass! :) And sending positive vibes for your healing process!

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  11. Glad you are able to bead again, these are lovely.

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  12. Beautiful! I'm sorry about your osteoporosis...hope the new doctor works out well.

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  13. Nicole, good work finding a doc that you like...... always a positive experience. Like I told you ages ago, my mom took those drugs for years, never helped her a bit, so I am inclined to like your decision.
    Hey, that pinkish cab looks like a bloodshot iris.....ooooooh, devil animal. I love it. Donna

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  14. Oh Nicole ~ your necklace and cabochons are beautiful ~ sending you lots of healing energy hugs ~ I know good Dr is hard to come by ~ one who listens and doesn't use their own agenda ~ You are such a strong and brave person ~ xxx

    (A Shutterbug Explores)

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  15. What lovely jewelry. I am praying for you as you deal with Lupus. Once they thought I had it, turns out it was something else. I hope you are able to overcome with diet and a doctor who understands what you are facing. <3 <3 <3

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  16. I´m happy you are finding youe way through the illnesses. And that you can bead again. What you share here is such beautiful items, Love them all.

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  17. Nicole, I am so proud of you!! You keep kicking ass! I know you will do it! Continuing to send you positive energy and wishing you the best with the osteoporosis!!! I love your jewellery and the cabs! Wow!! Big Hugs and Much Love!

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  18. I adore your beautiful jewellery Nicole!
    I hope the new exercises help.
    Alison

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  19. Beautiful jewelry! Thankful you found this Canadian Doctor. You are doing all the right things to take care of yourself!

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  20. Your beadwork is wonderful. It is half the battle when you get an understanding doctor. Sending Best Wishes and a Happy PPF!

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  21. Hey, I'm back, too, for PPF! I think my Mom took bisphosphonates for a short time.......nope! Never again! Sorry you have to go through this. Hugs!

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  22. Oh these are magical! I love them, they are so beautiful. I wish you well with your health endeavors.

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  23. Hello Nicole, I am sorry that I missed the posts about osteoporosis. It sounds like you are on top of it and working hard toward healing and health. Your attitude is inspiring and infectious. The jewelry is spectacular. Sparkly is good :)
    ~~ Irene

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