Friday, November 20, 2009

Important Information

Hey everyone! I will be having surgery done on my wrist/arm on Wednesday the 25th at noon. We will be taking a minimum of 1 week off so that I can recover, we may extend that to 2 weeks depending on any set backs. Please place your order's NOW so that we might get them to you in a timely manner. We will be taking order's, just know that the turn around time will be delayed some. When you place your order we will let you know our time frame. ALL order's placed by December 12th that use standard shipping will arrive by Christmas. You do have the option of upgrading your shipping to have it arrive earlier.

Please look for us on Facebook, Jewels of Hope. If you have any trouble finding us please send me a message and I will help as best as I can. We will be holding a holiday special that you don't want to miss!

If you are a mom looking to have a Forget-Me-Not bracelet made please know that our email address was having problems and all previous emails were lost :( It is fixed now so please email us again. Please take into account the delay we will have when contacting us.

The 1st annual Angel of Hope Memorial is going to be held December 6th 2009 at 7 pm We will be meeting at Bayview Memorial Park on Scenic Hwy. If you need the address please just leave a comment or message us. We are very excited about this memorial and hope that if you are local you come out a join us!

SHARE support group will be held at it's regular time in December. If you need any information please refer to the info to the right.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Updating, BIG NEWS and the winner's of our contest

Ok for some reason the winner post never went out so that is at the bottom of this post! Congrats to the 2 winner's, please contact me to claim your prize. If the winner's haven't made contact in 48 hours I will draw new winner's.

God is working is glorious ways in our business and in the community we live in. Within the past few weeks I have been honored to meet several women who are joining us and helping reach out to our community. I can't wait to share all the GREAT thing's that are in store!

Our BIG update is, we are moving to our own website!!! I can NOT wait to get it up and running! We are going to continue this blog, but viewing and purchasing our jewelry will be so much easier. We are hoping to have that up within the next month!

Also I would like to remind you that tonight is our monthly SHARE Mtg. The info is at the top right. Please if you can make it we would love to have you!

Thursday is October 15th, At 7 pm your local time please light a candle in honor of all the babies in heaven. Leave the light burning for at least an hour. By doing so there will be a continuous light all over the world for 24 hours in honor of our angels :)

Saturday October 17th 8-2, we will be at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church for there annual Bazarre and Fish Fry. Please come on out and say hello and shop! Admission is FREE.

November 6th-8th (fri-sun) we are awaiting word as to if we will be at the annual farmhouse craft show. We will keep you posted!

Here our the name's I have (some of you sent personal message's...I will count them this time)

1. Kristin
2. Elizabeth
3. Katie
4. Wendy
5. Stacey
6. Kristi
7. Jean
8. Carrie
9. Tammy


Our Winner is #5! But because this took so long we decided to give away another $25 gift certificate and choose 2 picture's! Random also chose #9!

So Stacey and Tammy please contact me @ to receive your prizes.

And our 2 new logo picture's are

#1 and #4 :)

Thank ya'll so much for helping us decide!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Choosing a New Logo Picture and A CONTEST!!!!

Due to our modem giving out on us and it taking a week for the company to figure that out and send a Tech guy to come set up a new one, I have extended the contest until September 26****

We had the honor to have some family picture's done by a family friend a few weeks ago and while out at the beach we decided to do some picture's for a new picture to replace the butterfly. We now have our CD of picture's in hand and Oh My Goodness!!! It is so hard to choose which one to pick! We have 6 to choose from and we just couldn't do it. So here is where ya'll come in, we need you to just simply vote for which one you like best. Doing so will enter you in our contest to win a $25 gift certificate to our store!

For additional entries you can
*Follow us using the gadget to the right, if you already follow us just leave that in a separate comment
*Follow us on twitter and tweet about the contest
*Blog about this contest

Please leave a separate comment for each one you do.

Contest will end at midnight, September 26Th and the winner will be chosen using on September 11Th along with the announcement of which photo was chosen.

Good Luck and I can't wait to see what all of ya'll think about these photo's!

(These are not the final drafts, the wording will be more visible on the final draft. The scripture at the bottom reads, "…See I will not forget you. I have carved you in the palm of my hand. – Isaiah 49:15b & 16" )

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Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4
Photo 5
Photo 6

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Forget-Me-Not Bracelet's

These are our Forget-Me-Not Bracelet's. We make these for grieving mom's who have suffered a loss of a baby at any point. We have 2 style's to choose from. Our first is pictured here. It is a basic design with just simple white,blue and pink pearls.


Our second style is customized for a mother. You can choose 1 stone of your choice or you can choose 3 stone's (conception, loss date and EDD)

They come in all size's. Our 2 girls have their own :) Each comes with a basic toggle or barrel clasp and the Angel charm. The back of the charm reads, 'Made for an Angel'.

If you are someone who would like to purchase one of these bracelet's to show support to a friend or family member who has lost a baby they can be purchased for $12.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Breast Cancer Walk

If your local (Pensacola area) you know the each year the American Cancer Society hosts the Mall to Mall walk to help take strides against breast caner. Its a little late in the season to really get a good donation in BUT I would love to start a team anyway! And if we happen to raise any money...great! Our business has a breast cancer awareness line so we plan to donate all proceeds of that line to this great cause via our team. I just need a team! If I have enough people interested I will register our team and go from there. Pensacola's 2009 Mall to Mall walk will be held Saturday, October 31st :) We will be done before bring your families with you...put those kids in a stroller and lets fight breast cancer one stride at a time! All you have to do is join our team and walk! Message me if you have any question's or would like to sign up. Hope

Our daughter isn't responding well to her meds, please pray that the Dr's can help us figure out what else may be causing her to spit up and choke. We are now facing this issue while driving! It's very scary, to say the least.

Also, I do have a post in the works with a large selection of our earrings. I will also be getting a post together with the Breast Cancer Awareness line AND we do have a contest coming up! I'm hoping all of this will happen within the next week but please bear with me as we might be having to take a short hospital stay with Adalyn so she can get testing done. Hoping we can try something else to avoid that but at this point we are ready to have some answer's.
Oh! I also have a wonderful post about our local support group as well. :) I have a lot on my plate but I can't wait to share it all with you!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Remembering Our Son

Hard to believe it's been 18 months today. A lot sure has changed except the pain we feel. I really thought it would be the 1 year mark that would hit the hardest but today just seems to be a very emotional day for me. As I embrace my two beautiful girls, I feel incomplete, maybe a little betrayed by the Lord?....but thankfully these moment's are short and I look at the positives that have come from the loss of my son.

So here are some of the positives that have come into my life since Zach's passing.
*I'm finding a new relationship with God
*We found a beautiful way to honor Zach, by starting this business and helping other's in their time of need
*We we're blessed with another miracle
*The Lord watched over this new miracle when thing's didn't look so good
*When Adalyn was born I knew that Zach was with her, protecting her and helping her grow
*Now as we face some medical issue's with Adalyn, I know her big brother is with her every step of the way

Adalyn has been talking more and more today to the ceiling and her smiles are extra special...coincidence? maybe...But I'd like to think it's because Zach's here with us and sending his love to me thru Adalyn. :)

Just a brief update. As I somewhat mentioned, Addie has some issue's we have to address. Its nothing to bad, just really bad Acid Reflux that was causing her to choke and stop breathing. So at her 6 month check up a plan was set to see if meds would work. So far I think things are getting better, but we are still the next step is to have testing and procedure's done.
So I haven't been able to get out yet for picture's. We are hoping to get thing's accomplished this weekend.
Also, please stay tuned as we are gearing up for our first ever contest! I can't wait...and you won't want to miss it!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Quick Update

We are still here and have PLENTY to do. I still have so much to photograph it's not even funny lol The weather has to be just perfect in order to get the best detail. But it seems we are over the rain storms and should be getting more picture's out soon :)

Please stay tuned and please, please, PLEASE (no...I don't pass us around :) We are finishing up some order's and would LOVE to take in some more. :) I am designing a new product and can't wait to show it off!!! It's perfect for the summer time!

Also please pray for us, as our 18 month mark of little Zach's passing is approaching. My heart is heavy but God will get us through this. Looking at the positive, as after that mark we are able to apply to open a support group here. We still have a lot of money to raise but I really hope that we are able to get the group up and running by the end of 2009. The more product's we sale the more money we raise for this much needed support group.


Sunday, May 3, 2009

A New Set

This set is a new design. The Green and Brown just go perfect together. I added silver accent's to give it some "pop". This would make a great gift for anyone :)

This set sale's for -$30 +S&H
Mother's Day Special-$25 +S&H
If you would like to purchase individual piece's the price's are as follows:
Necklace-$20 +S&H
Bracelet-$8 +S&H
Earrings-$6 +S&H

**If you would like to add a magnetic clasp on either the necklace or bracelet please add $3 to the price**

Green and Brown Set

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Here are a few from our selection.

Our Mother's Day Special is going on now until May 9Th

Multi-Strand "Chunk" Necklace (available in Blue,Gold,Green.Black,Red/Pink)
Adjustable closure (21-25 inches)
Originally $20 +S&H
Mother's Day Special $16 +S&H


Purple Multi-Strand Necklace with Flower Hook
Original Price $20 +S&H
Mother's Day Special $16 +S&H


Black and Gold Multi-Strand Necklace with Pendant
Original Price-$20 +S&H
Mother's Day Special-$16 +S&H

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Single Strand Black and Purple Necklace
Original Price-$15 +S&H
Mother's Day Special-$12 +S&H


Green and Black Necklace with Cross
Original Price-$18 +S&H
Mother's Day Special-$15 +S&H


Purple and Teal Dragonfly Necklace
Original Price-$15 **SOLD**
Mother's Day Special-$12 **SOLD**


If you see something you like please email us and we will figure out shipping cost. As always if you are local (Pensacola Area) we can arrange pick-up.

Once we receive full payment of order we will get to work handcrafting your piece's. Please allow up to 3 weeks. Our turnover rate is typically 48-72 hours but our family does come first. Once shipped we give you a 30-day guarantee. You may return the jewelry and we will fix the problems or you will be given a credit to our store.

Thank You for your support to this bittersweet cause

God Bless


I have finally got some picture's to put up! I'm still working on more but we are now proud to finally have picture's of our hard work to show you.

We also had a blast at our show a few weekends ago! It was a better turn out than we expected and we reached out to so many people about our cause. Other than some horrible wind, the day was beautiful and we felt so blessed :)

So please stay tuned, I am in the midst of debuting our Necklace's. We also have a Mother's Day special going on. The price's will reflect the special price. If you don't see something your interested in please contact us and we will be more than happy to custom create something special for you!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thoughtful Thursdays

As some of you know Hope is a daily reader of Kayleighs blog (if you haven't checked out this little girls story please do!) She keeps me informed as well. So when I heard they we're changing this weeks "thoughtful" to "thankful" I knew I had to sneak on the blog and write my Thanks to my lovely wife.

We met online while I was stationed in Jacksonville,NC. I had just come back to the states from my deployment oversea's. I'll be the first to admit I didn't want the married life. I just didn't think it was in my cards. But she was persistant and soon enough we we're talking for hours about anything. We built our relationship through communication and to this day I think that's the best thing we could've done. I was the first to take the leap of fate and tell her I loved her. She had been hurt and was a little more cautious. So the roles we're reversed and I stuck by her as she sorted out her feelings. I'll never forget the phone call. It was Christmas morning 2003 (like 12:30 morning lol) we had just gotten off the phone. She called back and told me she loved me and that she couldn't sleep until she told me lol That phone call only lasted a few minutes as soon after she told me she was sleepy. It was the best Christmas present ever.

We married in April 2004 and she moved away from her family the following month. A few days before she arrived I had the first of many surgeries on my foot. I was injured while oversea's. So my poor new wife had to take care of me while getting accustomed to her new home. She never griped and did it all with a smile. And did I mention she was happily expecting a baby? Sadly that happiness ended when at the first appt we we're told that the baby had passed. It was heartbreaking but she held on and got us both thru it. We struggled and struggled and she took medicine after medicine to try to get pregnat again. But no luck and our faith and marriage was tested. But we talked about everything and worked through it. 2 months before I was set to leave the Marines, she left for Florida to get us settled there. 3 days after she got there she got sick and ended up in the ER. After a few hours and being diagnosed with a kidney stone (ouch!) the Dr came to tell her that she was pregnant! Again another early morning phone call (3 am) to tell me I was going to be a daddy and I was the one who couldn't sleep! Thing's we're going great until around 30 weeks she started getting sick. She got admitted into the hospital when her blood pressure went too high. 3 short weeks later our little girl was born a little too early. Hope had developed HELLP Syndrome. We didn't know how serious that was until later when she found some sites about it. A year and half went by when another set of 2 line's popped up on a test. Again all seemed well and we happily went in for oour 18 week u/s to find out what our little "squirt" was. That day ended sadly as our little baby had no heartbeat. It was our first son. Again she pulled both of us through it and we then decided on our jewelry business to help raise awareness and to help get a local support group.

5 months later and I was told on Father's Day about our new little miracle. We help our breaths for the first 18 weeks. But thankfully we past that milestone with a healthy little girl :) Just as we took a big sigh of relief and started making plans for this little one Hope got sick again. It wasn't suppose to happen that early but sure enough she had HELLP again. She was 22 weeks so our first goal was 24 weeks. Got there and they did steriod shots and we waited. Thankfully she was able to come home for about 2 weeks and be with Abby for Halloween. About a week later she was back in and we we're told that we would be delivering in about 2 weeks. She put on a smile and went with the flow. I was dying inside. You see I had to watch my wife slowly fade away as she got worse and worse. It was no suprise when a few days later they took her in for an emergency c-section and our second little girl was born at 30 weeks weighing a little over 3 lbs.

I am THANKFUL for my wife. She is my rock. When my world seems to be caving in she is there with this smile on her face and I know that we can get through anything. I have gone from the military bachlor to the father of 2 beautiful little girls and the husband to the most amazing wife ever. She has gone through hell and back to give me our 3 miracle's and I thank God everyday for that.

Hope you are my world! I truely am nothing without you and the girls. You have shown me what true strength and courage is. You have stuck by me when I was at my worst and have been my spotlight when I was at my best. You are my bestfriend and I thank God everyday that he brought you into my life.

I think Lonestar puts it best,
......"baby I'm amazed by you."


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's been a long road, but we're back!

Just a little over a week after the last post our little girl came via emergency C-Section due to my health. She was born at 30 weeks and weighed in a little over 3 lbs. But all is GREAT now! We spent a month and 1 day in the NICU and she came home right before Christmas. We are working harder than before to get our business going. We have a show this weekend, April 18th. If you are local please come out and check out what we've been up to. You can find us at Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church from 8-2.

Life with 2 girls is wonderful :) We thank God everyday for our 3 blessings! We know our little Zach is watching over all of us and smiling :)