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Have You Ever Locked Your Keys In The Trunk? Here’s What to Make So It Never Happens Again!

Calling all Jewelry Makers:
I recently went to a Flamenco show in West Palm Beach in South East Florida. It was wonderful. I thought what better way to capture the night then make some paper beads from the theater programs of Playbill to use to make jewelry.

And, I also wanted a keychain bracelet. I was always digging around in my purse for the keys and it seemed like a fight to get them out of the pocket even with a keychain on it. When I first moved down here, I lived in a rental condo and they gave us keys on a keychain bracelet made from phone chord. I fell in love with the idea instantly.

So why not put these two things together right? I think lots of people could use a keychain bracelet. I knew someone who was late to an appointment because her keys fell in the trunk of her car as she was lifting her paper stack out of it. She was an hour late. She could have used one I’m sure. We’ve all been in situations like that, right?

I’m making a three part series that shows how to m…

JBHensleySWJ Shop Update

Dear customers,

There is no more newsletter.

All shop announcements will be made on the blog through blog posts.

The shop will be a part of this site, yet will be set exactly how I want it so it is still on the same platform on Google, just another part of the platform of Google, i.e. Google Sites. Blogger software is what I use to run my Blog, though it is hosted by InMotion Hosting.

I had a tough decision to make. I had to take down the ads, it wasn't working for me. There were more reasons not to do it then keep on with it so I ended it.

Now I will focus on my shop.

Cards, Books, Jewelry, Fine Art, and More as I make.

I am happy to have such a supportive family. They know I am serious about my art career and they know how much better I do when I take care of myself right by taking care of my mental illness and health.

The posts on this blog are real accounts by me.

Sure there are other sites with stories by people with mental illnesses that touch the edge.

However, The Sketchwriterjess Blog is one place that is no holds barred. It doesn't matter whether I'm having a melt down or a break through, I share.


Because I know there are far more people with mental illness out there who need to hear and see the truth from a source other then a content site.

People need to be able to read something true and think about it without noise, visual or otherwise.

I didn't know any better about how to proceed with ads.

To make a career of blogging, one must choose ads or create your own products, not both cause to make something great, one must focus on one thing at a time.

I hope that my writing and art has inspired you, mental illness bound or not, to do what you feel and know is right not only for you, but for those who interact with you each day of the week.

Its not enough to work somewhere, earn money, and piss off the people you work for, with, and who come into where you work to purchase something.

Its not healthy and it isn't right.

There should be a small business fund by the U.S. Government for people who want to own their own business's, can work, but not work for someone else.

No one should have to endure what I have been through with my Social Security Supplemental Income Process; There are some hints at programs in place, but nothing set in stone, just hints at what you can do with your Income in your account to start your business, yet I was turned down for it because I worked at a job 10 years ago in the field that I am pursuing now, that is I worked in a Craft Store. They didn't know my history there and assumed that I could just pick up where I left off from there. I flew off the handle there too. But was just asked to leave, not officially fired. I quit technically.

Not everyone can walk into a bank and get a loan to start a business.

And not everyone can work a job and hold it down long enough to save money to start one either.

There's got to be a better way to get people into entrepreneurship without so much red tape.

At one time, the U.S. Government Employed Artists and paid them Stipends as they worked.

The world has changed since then, yet that doesn't mean the Government can't have a program for the Mentally Ill. There are programs for people who have physical illnesses, and such, surely, the Mentally Ill have a right to the same choices that they do.

I will continue to talk about this as long as I own my own business.


Because my life depends on it.

Jessica B. Hensley

Author of the Sketchwriterjess Blog and Owner of the JBHensleySWJ Shop.

Read here for more information about me here:

About Jess aka Sketchwriterjess (Mission Statement)


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