Pink Saturday

gift bag jujuz beads

Today is Pink Saturday and October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Please visit Bev from How Sweet The Sound and see all the lovely pink posts today. I actually posted this post a while back and I called it The Color of Hope is Pink.

Pink is Power Buttons and Baubles Judy and I have been friends for over twenty years. She helped me get a job at her company years ago, when I was temping there. She was there when I got engaged, she was at my wedding, my baby shower and of course when my daughters were born.

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We shared many times together, and even when I moved all the way to the other side of the world, I was greeted by her Fax, at our hotel welcoming us to Hong Kong. We managed a long distance friendship for ten years and when I returned to the States we found new ways to share all the things we have in common.

PINK IS POWERI am so proud of my friend Judy. Judy is a breast cancer survivor. I watched her face the challenge head on without whining and with lots of strength and such a positive attitude.

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I remember when she first found out and she called me. She said “Well, if I have to do Chemo than I am going to find the best darn wig I can.” And she did find the best darn wig you have ever seen!

PINK PIZAZZI never heard her complain, the doctors were amazed at her great attitude. To her there was no choice but to win the fight, and she did.

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PINK PIZAZZ TOONot only did Judy become stronger than ever during her battle, but she discovered the creative that lived within. Judy creates many things, but truly loves to design jewelry.

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She has recently added a new line of bracelets as a tribute, she writes:

“A tribute to women who are thriving after breast cancer and to those on the journey to wellness."

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"I stumbled into a new local bead shop about 2 years ago and was amazed at the array of beads and classes they had to offer. I signed up for a beginners class and was immediately hooked. I never imagined that I could be crafty but this medium was just what I needed. I swear that chemo therapy (I'm a three year breast cancer thriver/survivor!)released some inner creativity in me for which I am grateful. See, there is a silver lining to chemo therapy, in addition to wellness!

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I can't tell you how much I enjoy making these items. I can't wait for the end of the work day to get up in my work room and get busy. I certainly hope that feeling comes through in the finished product.

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I have created some new items in tribute to all women who are thriving after breast cancer and all those on the journey to wellness. I am offering them at a discounted price with free shipping. "

gift bag jujuz beadsEvery purchase comes in an adorable taffeta/satin pouch

Shortly after she created these beautiful bracelets, my lovely friend Judy went to get her annual mammogram. The cancer has returned but in the other breast. She was operated on yesterday, a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Her surgery went well and she will come home to recover there.

One of the things that gets Judy so excited is when someone hearts her on her Etsy shop. I thought a way that we could send her some extra love would be giving her some hearts. If you have an Etsy shop, would you please visit her and "Heart" her on Jujuz Beads. During the month of October I am going to donate twenty five percent of my sales on my Etsy shop to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Thank you.

My creationI hope that you visit Judy's wonderful Etsy shop called
JuJuz Beads
and find these lovely bracelets. The perfect gift to give someone you love, to celebrate their recovery or give them inspiration and hope for their journey to wellnesss....The color of hope is surely the color Pink.

The song for this post is Only Hope sung by Mandy Moore. Please visit Bev from How Sweet The Sound and be inspired by so many beautiful Pink Saturday posts.
TattingChic said...

These are all so pretty! My fave is the "pink is power buttons". So pretty!

Mimi Sue said...

I just heard today that 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer in their life. My prayers are with your friend. Mimi

Susan said...

What gorgeous jewelry! I pray that your friend will be well again soon.

LiLi M. said...

Karen you are such a great friend to your friend Judy! Thanks for another inspiring post! Give my best wishes to her please.

Ewa said...

I started to like pink recently, which could be measured in 24 months I guess - your description of it is absolutely great. Thank you.

Kathleen Grace said...

Judy's bracelets are beautiful:>) I can't buy one right now but I have added Judy to my prayer list and will lift her up to God for healing and strength. You are on my list too:>)

dana said...

Best wishes to your friend as she recovers from this latest surgery. My good friend is a brest cancer survior, so I know how concerned and worried you are for your buddy. I went with mine to buy her wig--she would be there for me (and has been during many hard times in my life).
Your friend is also an artist, just like you. How wonderful of you to promote her beautiful work and story in this fine post!



Best wishes to Judy and hope for a super fast recovery.
She is very talented, so very pretty PINK bracelets.

~ Gabriela ~

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I woke up this Morning with a sad heart about something and I came to your blog. I saw all the beauty in our God's world from your eyes and heard the beautiful music and knew things would be better. Thanks for all you do for all of us!!!..m..

Beverly said...

Karen, I am so moved by your post - the precious relationship and love between two dear friends, the beauty of your words, the beauty of her art, and her courage.

God clearly put the two of your together for a reason. I will pray for both of you. I pray for her continued strength and perseverance, and for your strength and love for your friend.

I wish you both many happy and healthy years filled with Pink Saturdays.

MARIA said...

You made beautiful this Pink Saturday - the color of hope.
So beautiful!
I'll visit Judy's site very soon
and came back here to read and see again.

I am back, guess
from ???... you have to see my last post...
Thank you so much for your sweet visits and supporting prayers.
I've missed you!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What an inspiring story! Your friend is one brave lady. She does beautiful work! She will beat cancer again, no doubt.

I love that Mandy Moore song. I thought that Walk to Remember was an amazing movie.


Sabii Wabii said...

This makes me want to cry...My best friend was called home April 07 and now the "husband" to my other good friend is in the middle of chemo! We just finished walking our dogs in the park minutes ago. I will pray for Judys health, healing, and strength.

I came over to tell you about this also...

Bobbie said...

You have such a beautiful and
uplifting blog...It's so peaceful and inspiring...Thank you for sharing.

Schotzy said...

Blessings to you for this gentle reminder to be thankful and prayerful regarding this terrible reality.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post, and Judy make such intricate, beautiful jewelry! I will definitely heart her at etsy! My mom is a 2-time breast cancer survivor.

Shabby Kim said...


What a heartfelt Pink Saturday posting. I will pray for you friend Judy's full recovery. I just love the beautiful pink jewelry. Take care and Happy Pink Saturday to you!


Smilingsal said...

I hope that your friend, Judy will be free of cancer. I had ovarian cancer 19 years ago.

Please come visit for my Pink Saturday offering, and then click on the book in my sidebar for a book giveaway!

Dee Light said...

Such pretty pink things. Such a lovely post. My prayers and thoughts are with your frind.

vintagewindow said...

Great post.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Becky said...

You are a very talented lady. Your jewelry is beautiful.
Happy Pink Saturday.
My prayers are with your friend.

MARIA said...

I visitet Judy's place and her artwork is georgeous.
I'm so sorry that I couldn't buy some of her precious jewelry. You know, from my country it is probably not possible and it is difficult for me. I'm not good in Internet, only little bit.
But I'll be pray for your great friend and hope she will be well very soon.
I'll put link to Judy's site.

Thank you dear Karen for sharing your and your friend story
and thank you for this inspiring post.

God bless you both!

Happy Pink Saturday to all!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your friend's bracelets are beautiful! I wish I could buy them all! Please tell her to be strong and keep creating!

Virginia said...

Wonderful tribute to your friend. I'll go later and visit both of your Etsy stores.
Many Blessings to you and Judy.

PA Fiber Artist said...

Dear Karen,

This is such a nice post for Judy. We need to keep praying for her speedy recovery.

Love, Susan

Stephanie said...

Lovely jewelry and touching story. You and your friend will be in my prayers for a FULL recovery!

I hope that adding your shop to my favorites is the same as "hearting"...?? I did that.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful creations. Praying for your friend.

Ed said...

What an amazing post - I loved reading through it, and much love to Judy ..will pray that she gets better.

cc said...

What a lovely inspiration..and your jewelry is beautiful.

imjacobsmom said...

Very pretty, the pink flowers are so cute. This is a lovely tribute to your friend. Give my best wishes to her. ~ Robyn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely tribute to your sweet courageous friend, Judy! She will certainly be in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Grandma Faith said...

Thank you for sharing this story of love you have for your friend. The jewelry is very beautiful. I will be praying for Judy.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Karen, what a sweet friend you are. Judy sounds like a great gal and a great friend. My best wishes and prayers to her...Donna

KatCollects said...

Great pink post, thank you.

Relyn said...

Thank you for your playlist. I've listened to it most of my evening. I listened to almost every song. And now, off to bed.

bj said...

This, my dear, is the BEST PINK POST I've ever seen. Such a beautiful tribute to your wonderful friend.
I admire that you are donating so much to the cure...
My best friend also suffered from breast cancer and we pray daily that it won't return in the other side. I will purchase a pretty braclet for her for Christmas...
love, bj

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am praying for Judy and have asked others to do the same. I feel God is listening...I wanted you to know....Mary

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Beautiful post Karen and my prayers for your friend Judy and for your friendship to her. Keeps us informed on how she is doing. xo Lynn

Patricia said...

A wonderful Pink post. My prayers too, are with your friend. Have a wonderful new week.

Claudie said...

Happy Belated PS.
Love your blog and your devotion to BFF's.
Thanks for sharing all your treasures. Your on my FAV list.
Hugs all the way from Canada