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Charmed "Be" Bookmark Bracelet: New Year's Eve

The New Year's Eve Charmed "Be" Book Mark Bracelet, A Classic Accessory that not only can be worn at New Years, but worn all year round!
The color combinations, materials and brands used for each bracelet are...
Offray 5/8” Sheer Black Ribbon and Darice Venezia 3mm x 4mm Rondelle Crystals color champagne (Ribbon and Crystals are used for each bracelet)
Bookmark Bracelet Left: Eco Fi Creatology Felt Sandstone, Toho 6/0 “E” Beads Galvanized Peach 1952-102, DMC Perle 5 Cotton#301 MD Mahogany, DMC Six Strand Floss #356 MD Terra Cotta, and Darice 6mm Glass Pearls Vintage Pink.
Bookmark Bracelet Center: Eco Fi Classic Felt Gold,  Toho 6/0 “E” Beads Bright Gold 1952-50, DMC  Perle 5 #725 MD Lt Topaz, DMC  Six Strand Floss #781 V Dk Topaz, and Darice 6mm Glass Pearls Pink.
Bookmark Bracelet Right:  Eco Fi Classic Felt Silver Grey, Toho 6/0 “E” Beads Bright Silver 1952-49, DMC Perle 5 #415 Pearl Gray, DMC Six Strand Floss #451 Dk Shell Gray, and Darice 6mm Glass Pearls White.
Tools Used (…

Charmed "Be" Bookmark Bracelet: Holiday version, last minute gifts.

Bookmark Bracelet Charmed “Be”: Holiday Collection, From the 10 piece Charmed "Be" Collection of bracelets.  These Ribbon bracelets lie flat so that they can be bookmarks. The charm is removable and can be pinned anywhere a person wants. Also Hangs nicely as a charm from the bracelet. Let's get started. This list of tools and materials is long, but necessary to work on making these bracelets.

The color combinations for each bracelet are...

Ribbon and 4mm Crystals are used for each bracelet. Bracelet A: Eco Fi Classic Felt Aqua, Silver Lined Beads 1952-87,Perle 5 #807 Peacock Blue, and Six Strand Floss #917 Plum. Bracelet B: Eco Fi Creatology Felt Copper Canyon,  Silver Lined Gold Beads 1952-08, Perle 5 #976 MD Golden Brown, and Six Strand Floss #796 DK Royal Blue. Bracelet C: Eco Fi Classic Felt Choquant Rose, Silver Lined Light Pink Beads 1952-14, Perle 5 #815 MD Garnet, and Six Strand Floss #502 Blue Green.

Tools Used (Brands in parentesis):
Embroidery Scissors (DMC Peacock S…

About the about me page Jessica B. Hensley aka Sketchwriterjess

Hello everyone,

I've just updated my about page with a third person essay I've written about myself.

I mention that I did this because...

Holiday Thoughts 2016: The miracle of correct handedness, crafting, and writing.

Christmas and Hanukkah in Florida: It's kind of like Left-Handedness

The weather is changing a little here where I live...
I'm thinking that this year the Holidays will be different. More happy, more joyful, especially since through the miracle of knitting and crocheting I found out I was truly left handed, instead of right handed.
I spent my whole life feeling frustrated...

People called me a spaz. I was clumsy and I could never follow along with conversations or class. I was frustrated because my earliest teacher suggested life would be so much easier if I used my right hand instead of my left, despite my left hand handwriting was far stronger. I listened to her and took her advice, I used my right hand for everything and I paid the price.;)
I kept feeling like there was something I was missing in life. It wasn't until I realized that I am far stronger and more comfortable as a left-handed person now then I ever was as a right-handed person that the only bright side is th…

Thanksgiving Thoughts: All Lives Matter. Trump?

During Thanksgiving I had a sore throat and stuffy nose, plus my Aunt Flo decided to visit Redbank as people say in New Jersey, which means, I got my period. I felt like spending the day in bed away from my family. However, life matters, all lives matter. I thought it best to celebrate with my family instead.

One topic came up this last Thanksgiving among family and friends; Trump is president elect: What will the future of America be? As a liberal woman of faith, deep down in my soul, I need to believe that somehow he understands America better than I do and that he has better judgement then shown in his campaign.
Here is what I know about America...
Many natural citizens of the United States of America are born from families that emigrated to this country long ago, some of these citizens forget that. It is also true that today, some African-American Citizens are descended from people who were enslaved against their will, they are trying to find their place in America.And I cannot fo…

Letterboxing: Insanity, Sweat, and Satisfaction

This is a feature article on Letterboxing which is enjoyed by a community on a website called Atlas Quest. I have emailed the Main administrator of this site and let this person know I will be sharing this site online on my blog. Read on to find out more about this very unique website and activity, Letterboxing.
Treasure can be in the palm of your hand no matter where you are in the world: This answer may surprise you.

Imagine you’ve spent hours online...

Comfort Bound Cay

Comfort Bound Caya poem bySketchWriterJess
If people spent time Doing something constructive, joyful, and satisfying   Instead of destructive...
 How would the world be?

All destructive behavior Leads to people, items, and places Being destroyed… Nothing better, Nothing brilliant… Not even change.
Why do people destroy In order to gain something they don’t have?

Why not take The time to build up joy…a thing Something, that gets better the more it’s done?

These questions Are solutions to children And even new adults;
During my toughest school days where I endured bullying and misunderstood my classmates so many times when they were just joking around I’d come home from school angry, exhausted, and alone. I’d think of the mistakes I made. I escaped to my comfort bound sketchbook or notebook. I’d draw or write my dreams and real life happenings. Even as a new adult, I continued to sketch and write despite living with pain in my head and heart.

I think…believe People are afraid to Hold on…

How to like yourself now (to survive with or without a mental illness, for me bipolar disorder.)

How To Like Yourself Now (To Survive): A Guided Journal Workshop is here! Check out the Sketchwriterjesspress Shop or JBHensleySWJ Shop to purchase.

How to like yourself now A poem by SketchWriterJess 
Cook for yourself and others. That includes baking.
Helping parents when they need help.
Laugh and not question being happy. In other words, laugh without question.

Watch feel good movies no matter how hoke and silly.
Treat music as a philosophy, not a religion

Let thoughts go in one part of your brain...
and leave quickly out the other.
Hang onto the thoughts you want to hang on to.
Let the people you love so much in real life know how much you care for them.
Let the people you loved so much in fantasy go…in peace.
Be kind to anyone, just because it’s the right thing to do.
Be nice.
Be angry at someone when you need to. But calm and gentle the rest of the time.
Reassure people you’ve got their back.
Say “Hello”.
Say “Good Bye”.
Say “Good Night”.
Say “Good Morning”.
Say “Have a good one…

Be Brave. Don't Cave.

Be Brave. Don't CaveA prose poem by SketchWriterJess

Be Brave. Don't Cave...

when people tell me to give up my dream of being creative for love and profit...

when I feel like I can't take another minute of my own self talk...

when I want to go outside and never come back...

but to drive around for hours...

when I am screaming at the television, "Trump...Why....Stop using the tanning bed! Seriously, Trump...stop being disrespectful to other people and yourself."...

when I am listening to MSNBC and all I can think of "Oh no! What's going to happen now. How are the mentally ill going to get the help they need to survive. I myself am receiving the help I need, but what about other mentally ill people out there...

when I hear some doctor who has never had a mental illness in their lives let the names of mental illness meds roll of the tongue like different candies and she tells me, "Sorry, no drinking alcohol". Ok I wished I had listened on that on…

Free Web Apps for Productivity

Here is a place for Apps designed by me just for you to boost your productivity in a fun way. Have at it!

Time and Write Generator

Words Sprints Minutes
50 2 10
100 3 20
150 4 30

Press down on the button of your mouse and roll over the grid to get your random numbers. You can also use the highlight function on your tablet to get the same result.

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