Friday, October 31, 2014

O Hallowed Eves.... Pray for us!

Happy O Hallowed Eves... May all the Saints before us pray for us!
Since it is upon a Holy Day - ALL SAINTS - as most know one of my favored Holy Days!
I will give you a direct mystery reveals for The Guess the Gift today!!
I love these rings they are very unique and cool - very popular piece to get comments as they still on my design table!
ONLY ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL THE GALA!!! Heavenly Saints pray for our ministry!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

THE BIG REVEAL!! Come and see!

OK the big reveal - are you surprised? Is it what you thought it was? Tell me... I love to hear how the eye and brain works together... the puzzle of the amazing human body connecting the dots... or in this case pictures.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What's your bend on this piece?

Hump Day - clue # 3
With this clue can you figure out how you would use this piece? I am sure you are putting together the use of material now... Guess the Gift continues to reveal tomorrow - stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Tuesday's clue... hmmm... what is that white shiney things... actually has a sheen. It will be very stunning when revealed!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Yes - Yes it is Agape Gift Gala Game time - Guess the Gift!!!

HAPPY MONDAY!! The Agape Gift Gala Game - Guess the Gift! continues....
Here is clue #1 for this week!
OK - what is it? Glass? Stone? What is that 'stuff'? How would you wear this?
Come on - play along!

Friday, October 24, 2014


HAPPY FRIDAY!! 2 weeks from the Gala!! 14 Days!!!
Now you have to have the back as nice as the front - otherwise known as reversible! You can wear this pendant either way! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 23, 2014


The Agape Gift Gala Game - Guess the Gift REVEALED
So what do you think? Is it what you thought it was going to look like? It is compromised of textured mixed metals; brass, copper, nickel and aluminium held together w rivets (husband's favorite cold connect). The textiles are leather and metallic sequined hand corded yarn. Pretty cool, uh? I was very pleased with the outcome! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What does this bend tell you?

Hump Day - clue # 3
With this clue can you figure out how you would use this piece? I am sure you are putting together the use of material now... Guess the Gift continues to reveal tomorrow - stay tuned.

A circular clump of rings!

Clue #3 - Agape Gifts Gala Game - Guess the Gift!
Ok - so you are seeing metal... can you tell what kind? Can you figure how the three images meld together? No tricks this time... all the same pov. What is it?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wow! Look at all the shapes!!

Good Tuesday morning AG social media fam!
Ag Gala Game - Guess the Gift!! Clue number #2
Can you guess the material? The media used? Hmmm... give you a hint... it is very pretty!
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Monday, October 20, 2014


GOOD MONDAY MORNING! Hope everyone is staying dry; drinking a nice cozy warm beverage on this very fall morning...

Gala Game Piece continues... so we will have another reveal this week... let me know what you think... what is it... what is the material... any nice comment will do!! Don't forget to share our page w your family and friends...

Friday, October 17, 2014


                                                Three different elements - all in one beautiful pin.
The drawing is an original inspired by gifts given to me from my pen pal in England when we visited last year. The metal is embossed copper with key images - keys to our hearts from over the pond! We have been corresponding for a very long time! And the back is a polymer to set the pin w a signiture to denote the drawing is an Laura Langlois original and AG stamp to brand it is an Ag design.
This piece was given as a gift to a friend who just found out she has cancer... letting her know angels are watching over her (and yes she is at CTCA!). There are other pieces in this format at the show this year...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

3rd Clue... What is it?

I will give you a hint... each clue is a completely different element of the design art wear - three separate but all one.... HMmm sounds like an analogy for the Trinity!! This image is smack center! Does it look familiar?
Yesterday's piece was a corner and Tuesday's piece was the back (sorry - being tricky!)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hmmm - couldn't guess it are the first round?

ROUND TWO - can you at least denote the material? What's going on w this piece?


Tuesday, October 14, 2014


With just weeks before Agape Gifts's Gala we always play the -?What is it? Can you guess?
I will give three visual clues - can you guess the product and or material?

Ok - ready?

Here is a bonus clue - I think if you look on the website you MIGHT find this one... maybe...

Monday, October 13, 2014

And for the ROSARIES - for each of his girls

Now for the final presentation of the finger rosaries made for each of Tom's girls... his wife and three daughters. Each rosary was unique; the daughters had a picture of themselves w their dad and stamped prayers on the back tailored w each girls name. The wife's rosary had a single picture of her husband w a together picture on the back in the shape of a heart. The selection of stones reflected their favorite color, hence their personality. I will share a sampling -


Friday, October 10, 2014

The memory last longer...

Here the bracelet is shown complete. The center image has a historial family picture of when the girls were young; on the back a picture of the decease only for the wife to know its there. Lots of special hidden messages throughout the bracelet just for her to know and treasurer. Love this family...  May Tom rest in peace; and the family be warmed by God's love. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Final wrap up!!

Wrapping up the final ends for a claps and heart jump ring. The wire work is just about complete.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Linking it together!!

The links are this bracelet are remembrance of hugs... looped around in a clasp mimicking a hug.The eyelets serve as a function for cold connection but also a nice finishing touch where the wire connects the picture frames. The empty heart represents their lost... Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Rocking it!

Why the resin was setting I worked on the stones for the finger rosary. Each color represents the daughter or wife's favorite color. The wife of the decease has a different set of pictures while the daughters have an image of themself with their dad. Enjoy!

Monday, October 6, 2014

The big cover up...

Now the dried power coating covers the picture then warms up to a melting point and produces a resin over the image. This was done on every frame that held an image. This take a moment to do so I went on to another part of the project... you will see tomorrow!! Enjoy!!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Now to attach.... and stick

Now each window is filled with a bonding chemcial to adhere to the metal. This needs to set for 24 hours. This same product will be washed over the top of the image to ensure it will stay in place for years to come. Again it needs to cure.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cold Connect!!

After sanding the edges, again to ensure they are smooth, then the two pieces of metal are match up including the hole punches. The eyelets are added and then the picture is placed in the opening.
This is done six times for the bracelet and once for each of the four finger rosaries.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HAPPY OCTOBER!! E-yelet you in on a secret...

Now the tedious part of putting the eyelets on the bracelet and finger rosary. The eyelet is the cold connection that holds frame work together which in turns houses the picture(s). This process is a little taxing on the eyes. Enjoy!