Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Video: Making Jewelry, Making Peace

Awhile back I did an interview with one my mental health heroes, Fr. Joseph Girzone, who talked about carving sculptures from bars of soap to escape his depression. Now I interview another mental health hero, Priscilla Warner (who runs The Faith Club, here at Beliefnet’s Community and who is a candidate for Beliefnet’s Member of the Month contest) on a creative way she has transformed some of her anxiety and grief into art: by making jewelry. Pretty cool, huh?


Watch this video and you’ll see her beautiful beading.

To watch the YouTube video, click here.

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  • Maggie

    Thanks Therese~Great video. I would love to know how to contact the woman making the jewelry to purchase and also find out where in NYC those great little shops are. Does she sell online?

  • Kate

    And, the last clip of her wearing 15 necklaces was “friendship by the pound”? : )

  • Priscilla

    Glad you caught that, Kate.
    Yes, that last shot is definitely “friendship by the pound!”
    I got a bit carried away by beading, as many people do. It really turned into a healthy addiction! Altho my work space got to be, shall we say, a bit crowded and, um, unorganized….
    And Maggie – The Faith Club took off, we traveled a great deal and I haven’t been selling jewelry too much, but you can always email me at my profile page here at Beliefnet- I do have lots of inventory! The shops I talked about in New York are mostly on West 37th Street or in the 20’s on Broadway. Also a couple on 6th Ave @ 40th Street – happy hunting!

  • Larry Parker

    Nice to “meet” you, Priscilla!
    I’m with the other commenters — was that “beading” or “beating” (your poor neck) that you were talking about in the last segment? ;-P

  • Barbara formerly Babs

    You’ve made this clumsy-fingered jewelry lover want to give beading a try. I can fully appreciate the peace that creating something of beauty brings.

  • Cloisonne Beads

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