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Search and Seizure 4th Amendment Bead

Amendment 4
Sterling Silver 4th Amendment We The People Amendment Bead

This Sterling Silver Search and Seizure 4th Amendment Bead is made by We The People Beads and is a way to keep this important part of our Bill of Rights fresh in your mind.

Amendment 4 has been in the news a lot in recent years due to extreme searches performed by TSA when preparing to board an airplane.

  • Do you think it is unreasonable to have your hair spray or mouthwash taken away?
  • How about standing in the x-ray body scanner?
  • How much freedom (and money) do we lose by allowing these searches and seizures in the name of safety?

Just something to ponder the next time you travel…

Amendment 4

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Do you own a copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States? You can get one from the Heritage Foundation and learn more about your rights.

This 4th Amendment bead has a large diameter hole that is not threaded and is compatible with PANDORA bracelets, Carlo Biagi, Chamilia, Troll and more.

Hawaiian Weddings – tell the story with beads!

 

Hawaiian Weddings at Pukalani Falls, blowing of the Conch Shell
Wedding at Pukalani Falls, blowing of the Conch Shell

Beautiful Hawaiian Weddings are a very sacred celebration and you can tell the story with beads, for lasting memories in sterling silver!

My husband and I decided on a destination wedding, and after lots of planning we chose to have a Hawaiian Wedding that was also a honeymoon vacation!

We now celebrate our Wedding Anniversary every year with lovely memories of Honolulu, Waikiki Beach and our sacred wedding ceremony in Waimanalo.

Beads and charms are pretty but can also tell the story of a special event or vacation. They hold a lasting memory in sterling silver and are a visual reminder that can be added to charm bracelets.

Conch Shell
Sterling Silver Biagi Conch Shell Bead

Our special Hawaii Wedding ceremony was performed by Captain Howie at Pukalani Falls in Waimanalo, which is on the windward side of the island of O’ahu.

We were both barefoot and the ceremony began with the blowing of the Conch Shell by Reverend Howie.

The Conch Shell is auspicious and is blown before a sacred event to drive away ill spirits and call in all that is divine.

Hula Girl Landmark Bead
Hawaiian Hula Girl Sterling Silver Landmark Bead

After our private wedding ceremony, we continued our tropical honeymoon vacation by exploring the island of O’ahu.

There is so much to see and do, with breathtaking scenery around every turn!

  • We visited all the sides of the island
  • Went snorkeling in Hanauma Bay
  • Spent a day at the North Shore
  • Walked along Waikiki Beach
  • Attended a Luau
  • Visited The Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Learned about the Hula Dance
  • Drank Kona Coffee every day!
Wedding Cake Bead
Wedding Cake Biagi Sterling Silver Bead

When we returned home we had a reception party for family and friends at a nearby Bed & Breakfast in Daytona Beach. Complete with island themed decor, Hawaiian Flower Leis for all the guests, dancing and the most important thing of all, a fabulous and delicious Wedding Cake!

Biagi Plumeria Bead
Plumeria Flower Biagi Sterling Silver Bead

And that was our Hawaiian Wedding!!

How did you celebrate your wedding, and what symbolic charms or beads do you use to remember your special day?

Hawaiian Wedding
Destination Wedding Ceremony in Hawaii June 17, 2001.

How to survive Florida weather in the summer

Florida weather in the summer and how to survive the daily rain showers and storms is fairly simple. Every year at the start of hurricane season Floridians are reminded to check their supplies and be prepared.

Hurricane Guides

Each year a new hurricane guide is published with all the info and reminders of what we Floridians should do to be prepared for loss of electricity and severe weather.

This seasonal guide has current emergency information, phone numbers, and all the storm names that someone has picked out for the year (who gets paid to do that? And just how much do they get paid??).

The season lasts for 6 months and when you think about how long that is, you should just be prepared all the time! That way you don’t have to go broke looking for supplies when a storm is imminent.

Be prepared to survive Florida weather

Here in Central Florida, when you see people leaving the grocery store with more than one or two gallons of water in their grocery cart you know you better turn on the news to see if a storm is coming.

It is kind of comical to see the patterns and habits of people year after year, and the most important things to have besides water are:

  1. candles
  2. matches or lighters
  3. batteries
  4. a flashlight
  5. junk food
  6. a freezer full of ice
  7. generator for when the power is out for a while
  8. an oscillating fan

Then just sit back, relax and have a drink, because most of the time these storms just pass right by us.

Did I forget anything? Leave a comment below and let me know 🙂

Tropical Drink Biagi European Bead
Tropical Drink Carlo Biagi Sterling Silver Charm Bead

Happy Memorial Day, do you know the history?

Flag Bead for Memorial Day
Landmark USA Flag Bead

We say Happy Memorial Day, but do you know why we celebrate? I am honoring this day with beads and also decided to look up some history about Memorial Day for this post.

Memorial Day – Decoration Day

Memorial Day began after the Civil War and was originally called Decoration Day, started by freedmen (former slaves) to honor the Union soldiers who died in the Civil War.

After World War I it also included all Military Soldiers who died while in service to the country.

military beads
Sterling silver military beads for European bracelets

This is a day that many people have off from work and celebrate the holiday by going to the beach or the lake, they have a cook out, drink beer and visit with family.

There are various Memorial Day services held by the VFW or other organizations, and some people also go to the cemetery and put flowers on loved ones graves.

This is my remembrance of those fallen in battle: Union Soldiers and all Military who have paid the price for our freedom here in the United States of America!

Take a moment to honor and reflect on the many lives that have been lost as they fought and died in service to the United States of America!

May God Bless them all!