Pinterest~ Dumber'n a Bag of Hammers...

I recently came across several people using one of my original photos on Pinterest with a link to someone else's website, so I reported it. Pinterest deleted MY PINS. Can you believe that?? So, now it has a watermark. I will repost it. And they better not mess with me!!!

This is the photo (in question) that I took of my original Victorian Hearts Charm Bracelet back in 2004 when my business name was Legacy 925. My Facebook page and Etsy store were also Legacy 925. In 2012, I changed the name of my business to Belle West. Since that time, I've made new bracelets and taken new photos, which I actually like better. But that doesn't mean it should be deleted from Pinterest. :(

Here's a link to my original Legacy 925 store on Etsy where you can see this very same bracelet photo in my profile pic!!! https://www.etsy.com/shop/Legacy925 ... not sure why my old store is still open... I guess just in case someone's looking for me under my old name. Better safe than sorry. ;)

Here's the second iteration photo, years later, of the same bracelet I made for a new client. 

And, lastly, the same bracelet on a different background. The first photo, on crushed red velvet, did not have a watermark because it was taken back in the day, when such things were not considered important. Or, some of us had no idea people would be stealing our photographs to use on scammer websites... {insert angry emoticon} 

And, another favorite photo... I just love this old bottle... :)

Here's my original blog post from 2012 when I made the new bracelet with all the new photos for a very sweet client~

Which photo do you like best? 
And, do you think Pinterest owes me an APOLOGY? Yeah, right.

You can find Belle West on...
Facebook... Belle West and Belle West Gems
Etsy... Belle West and Belle West Gems
On Pinterest... 
And, Tumblr...


Signal Corps!

This beautiful poem was written by my good friend, brother in Christ, and fellow worshipper, Steve Chavis, for the Flag Worship Team at City On The Hill in Boulder, Colorado. I love the images he found to go with it. Very powerful! Thank you, Steve! :)
"See us, LORD"
It’s kind of like, “Watch me, Daddy!”
Flags waving, banners unfurled
Hats and hands in the air – Here we are – Your people.

 Hear us, LORD
We’re making a ruckus – a holy noise
A joyful noise, a shout, a clamor
In our hearts, in the power of the Spirit that knocked down the walls of Jericho.

X marks the spot. Christ – Messiah marks the spot
Cross my heart and I’ll live forever
Here is the red dot on the map
Ground zero at 600 cardiac beats a minute.

In a tactical action
Agents of the Captain gather in a single location.
Marked by repentence and humility,
The spiritual special operations forces make their presence felt and known.

And the Signal Corps…
Bearing fabrics on poles,
Align with timbrel and harp and voice;
Our location is marked.  
Angels of glory,
              Messengers of the Most High…
                             LAND HERE!!

Signal Corps by Steve Chavis, 9/13/15~
Dedicated to the corps of flag bearers – part of the worship team at City on the Hill Church in Boulder, Colorado
Inspired by prophetic word from Lana Vawser, Elijah List, in the City on the Hill program of 6/28/15
“The destiny of America hangs in the balance. The LORD is calling His people to arise and pray for the United States of America. It is time to contend!
“Prayers are being heard. The LORD is seeing the heart cries of His people...”