by Cheryl Allison of On the Grain Fabrics

It is a pleasure to introduce you to this week's featured artist, Chari Twitty of ChariT's Inspirational Creations. This stylish jewelry artist is giving away a beautiful "Tree of Life" bracelet to one lucky winner, chosen from among those who participate this week. For a chance to win the bracelet pictured below, visit Chari's Etsy shop, then come back here and comment, telling us which item you like the best. The winner will be chosen at random on Be sure to leave your e-mail address so we can contact you if you are the lucky winner. The winner will be announced in next Wednesday's Featured Artist post.
Win This Gorgeous Bracelet
Introduction: I am a stay-at-home mom of one year old twins. I have a passion for the arts and inspiring others. After the birth of my babies, I was laid off, but I had decided before this if I could I would be a stay-at-home mom (SAHM), which I am blessed to still be doing today.

The life of a SAHM of twins can be very chaotic, and it is easy to get pulled into just being a ‘mother’ and nothing else. This began to wear at me and I started to search for a purpose to regain my sanity. Having been a performer and writer my whole life, my creative side began to pull at me. I somehow thought of jewelry. I love bright and unique jewelry and thought, Why don’t I create my own but with a purpose. Jewelry to inspire the beauty inside and outside of us! So ChariT’s Inspirational Creations was born!

How did you get your start on Etsy?  I was searching for something unique and original and came upon Etsy. I was like ooo this is cool; a website with custom and handmade items. I love it!! I became a member instantly.

How did you choose your shop name? The name is twofold; of course my first name and last initial (Chari T) lol. But seriously, I create to spread charity (n. Christian love; agape) to all.

What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day? LOL. Wake and feed the babies and myself. Check my emails and social media outlets for updates while trying to stop the babies from crawling all over the house. Feed the babies, make a little bit of jewelry . . . and so goes the day, lol! On Mondays and Fridays they go to grandmas when I get to have strict work time and I do more creating, running errands to the crafts stores, and corresponding with customers.

If you could be anywhere in the world for one day, where would you be? Some nice beach where it is relaxing and warm near the water . . .

What is your favorite Bible verse? I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. -Phil. 4:13 This verse reminds me to be confident in myself and God. Knowing that no matter what all things are possible.

What is your favorite Etsy item listing to feature? I love to feature this beautiful ‘Don’t Be Jealous of Me’ Green, yellow, and white necklace! I love the bright colors and the message of going green and loving yourself!

Where else can we find you on the Internet? You can find CIC at the following:

Thanks SO MUCH for featuring me as an artist on your blog! I am so flattered and will continue to create as God leads me to inspire you. ~Be beautiful, blessed, and inspired!

Comments (21)

On April 27, 2011 at 4:39 AM , Joyful HandKnits said...

Hi Chari! Nice to meet you! I LOVE the Purple and Black Choker and Earrings! AND the Giveaway Bracelet! Great colors! Love your creativity!


On April 27, 2011 at 8:15 AM , Art and Sew Forth said...

Great interview! You have such a cute name and your work is equally as cute. Love the peace bracelet in your shop. TWINS! WOW! Thank the Lord for Grandma!

On April 27, 2011 at 9:07 AM , sweetybird09 said...

Nice to meet you Chari, I love the way you do your shop name, oh it goes so fast with babies around, before you know it they are off to school and then out of the house!

My favorite thing you make it this:

I just love the pink earrings!


On April 27, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Farmgirl said...

I love her orange and yell Live your dream bracelet!

Thank you for the chance to enter!

On April 27, 2011 at 11:05 AM , sammysgrammy said...

Hi Chari, it's nice to meet you and get to know you a little. I love the purpose and theme of your shop and that you squeeze in your creativity while juggling twin babies. Thank God, indeed, for grammies.

On April 27, 2011 at 2:05 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

Hi Chari~ you are blessed with a very fulfilling life.
I love your jewelry and would have worn those hoop earrings back in my hey day. The tree of life bracelet is sensational.
Thank you for sharing with us.


On April 27, 2011 at 3:56 PM , Sherri Ward said...

Glad you can be a SAHM and still make such beautiful stuff! Truly God is good and gives us good things to be doing!
(On Etsy I am Butterfly Feet Shop)

On April 27, 2011 at 4:37 PM , TheVelvetBox said...

Hey Miss Chari... (lol) liked your feature and you know I love those peacock earrings :)

On April 27, 2011 at 5:40 PM , SHEILA said...

Chari-You are very talented. Your shop is as lovely as you. Glad you are a part of our team!

On April 27, 2011 at 11:11 PM , Helen said...

Hi Chari! What a beautiful story! And you must one busy mama... I've always wanted to have twins, and I so admire the work involved! God bless you, your family, and your endeavors. You have a beautiful shop!! I think my favorite item is the black and silver mother's day bracelet!! So pretty!

Helen G.
helen_ono at hotmail dot com

On April 28, 2011 at 12:10 AM , Tiffany said...

You are truly a blessing and I love everything on your site :) It was so hard to choose just one but I really like "The Lord Be With You Earth tone Hoop Earrings" truly a reminder that He is always with us. Thanks and continue to be a blessings unto many...


On April 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM , Kirbie said...

Congratulations Chari! You work very hard and it shows in your work and daily efforts. Much success in the future and keep creating and inspiring!

On April 28, 2011 at 1:06 AM , Kirbie said...

I Love (My) Brown Hair Bracelet is my favorite. :)

On April 28, 2011 at 7:07 AM , luvncrafts said...

Nice to "Meet" ChairiT :)
This is my favorite item from her shop:

On April 28, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Great to meet you Chari. Sounds like you have your hands full!

On April 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM , Homemanager said...

Beautiful Jewelry, Chari! Thanks for your encouragements through the gifts the Lord has given to you. Motherhood is hard, but eternal in it's impact. Blessings and Grace on you with your little ones!

On April 28, 2011 at 8:22 PM , luna said...
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On April 28, 2011 at 8:23 PM , Anonymous said...

I love the Green White and Yellow Don't Be Envious of Me Stretchy Necklace!

On April 30, 2011 at 7:00 AM , JulieandMax said...

Hi Chari; lovely to meet you and to read your wonderful story :-)
I love all the bright colours in your shop - beautiful work. My favourite is:

Blessings, Julie (maxiesknit at gmail dotcom)

On May 1, 2011 at 8:08 PM , Anonymous said...

Hey Chari, I absolutely love everything in the shop. Everything has meaning and love put into it. My fav at the time is the Black and Silver Sterling Silver Mother's Day Bracelet. It is beautiful.

Keep up the inspiring work,

On May 2, 2011 at 10:14 PM , carrie said...

Your jewelry is lovely! I enjoyed getting to 'know' you!