How I Took One Giant Step To My Dream

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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One tiny step for jewelry kind… and one giant step for my dream.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the NASA Moon landing, I am sharing how the heck I got to this place, my own personal moon landing. A few more products on the site, checking out jewelry site listing, and have I mentioned that my dream is multiple streams of income?

Taking a giant step to my dream: Neclace

Ruby Ice - twisted wire and crystal chips

The For Your Adornment website is clicking away (no pun intended) and we are seeing regular traffic and interest (no purchases yet).

What started my obsession with jewelry? Have you ever picked up a hobby thinking “this will be interesting” and get sucked in? Doesn’t everyone have an overflowing pile of hobbles they’ve tried?

OK, just me.

The whole thing started with my wedding dress. Did I want matching jewelry to go with the dress?

Nope – I wanted WAY more beading on the dress and was too cheap to pay someone to do it. I’ve been sewing since I was 9, how hard can this be?


It started with a heavily beaded wrap to go with my pink dress. Then came a custom hair comb that turned out gorgeous. It was actually a comment from the hairdresser doing my wedding hair that led to my thinking I should make some more stuff. Needless to say, my dress and hair looked sparkly that day. Oh, and matching earrings too.

After that fateful obsession got out, a good friend fueled the fire with a wire working book. Loved it! Now I was hooked. 1 tool, then 4, beads and wire, clasps, ear wires, and soon out of control. So what to do from here? Sell the jewelry of course. The irony of it all? I rarely wear anything but earrings myself!

Where am I headed next? While digging into the online marketing for For Your Adornment we chose to jump off another bridge. The latest venture? Twitter and WordPress backgrounds both FREE and for sale. You can see an example on our business Twitter account here. Graphic and web design is the full time business so the latest venture takes the next step to automation, one of the key suggestions by Tim Ferriss in 4-Hour Workweek.

Have you ever been in a business that trades time for money? If you are I can highly recommend this book to kick you into thinking in a new paradigm.

Where can you automate something in your life? What can you create as a resalable product in your business? I’d love to hear how your were able to take that step.

Cheers to all who jump off the bridge and realize they can fly –



  • Danelle, the equestrian

    Thanks for the story about how you got to your dream. And how that dream is leading to others. You’re doing great!!

  • Kim, the traveler

    I wish I wore jewelry so I would buy some! It’s so beautiful!

  • Wendy

    Hi Heather,
    Your website is looking great! I also really like your name of your site. It is a great name to market! I might have to follow you into the twitter world. How about linkdon? Did I spell it right?

  • Deanna

    I am impressed by all the dreams here, but most interested in yours. Your jewelry looks beautiful and I am dying to see someone buy something and write to you about it. I may have to hit my mom up for a present, being that I am a starving college student. I love this site. It reminds me to continue with school no matter how much I hate the tests. D

  • Catherine

    I love your jewelry and now I think I need now market this great venture of yours.