I like to think of it as being in its essence... like when we are born, before we alter ourselves, and take on the facade of who we think we need to be. It is authentic and pure.
We are often asked how we make our jewelry. So we thought we'd show you what we do...
...In making jewelry with a person's handwriting, it is my intention that it will evoke the same response in you. Adorning each piece with your loved one's handwriting makes your jewelry autobiographical rather than presentational. The handwriting draws the wearer and admirer in, and begs of us to tell the story.
While away during the war, her grandfather signed thousands of letters to his sweetheart like this...
A field of blooming flowers, vines, and tiny hearts is etched in sterling silver and formed into a modern locket. The free hanging charm slides open to reveal a message written in your hand or the handwriting of one you hold in your heart.
Beautiful packaging makes giving our handmade jewelry even more special.
After a long dry spell here in the Pacific Norhtwest, we are finally getting some moisture in the form of snow.
A tiny boat is forged by hand from a thick sheet of sterling silver, a sturdy base from which to build a home. The outside of the vessel has been carefully buffed and polished, softly reflecting the love and beauty to be seen in the world. The inside is hammered, resembling hand hewn wood, an interior space carved out and shaped to safely carry its precious cargo. Nestled securely within the vessel is a solitaire rough diamond bead. A single stone, a passenger in its essence embarking on her own path. Above, two rings stand side by side symbolizing togetherness because one is never alone on her journey. From this togetherness a sterling silver wire curves down like outstretched arms, towards the lovingly prepared boat and its brilliant passenger, guiding her on her sweet voyage. High above on the chain hangs a small labradorite gemstone. As she looks back or gazes ahead, the iridescent play of colors serve as a guide beckoning her to sit in the bloom of the present moment.
We just got back from our first family camping trip. We dusted off the old gear, packed the truck and headed for Mt Rainer. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was hoping for wildflowers...
A modern take on the traditional break away Best Friends necklace.
A summer time favorite!
A necklace I made for a long time and very dear friend representing his sweet family.