The ability to tell a story within the composition of a piece of jewelry is one I always strive to accomplish. From my earliest memory of looking through my Mother's jewelry box I can remember the magic locked in those moments. The glisten of diamonds and the sparkle of stones passed down through generations enthralled me, I was simply captivated by the great beauties that were delicately cocooned within the satin lining.
I was intrigued by more than just the lush nature of these beauties; I was completely drawn to the stories locked within them. A ring from a Great Grandmother held a tales of joy alongside moments of great sadness while a necklace given out of love spoke of romance and projected images of Prince Charming.
When presented with the opportunity to work with the LArge Hobnail Bezels I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. Deep walls and a broad width allow for a story to be told - they are truly more like shadowboxes then mere bezels. While each one speaks on their own there is a broader tale locked within the layers. Tales that I will one day share with you.
Hello everyone. Kristen asked me to guest blog for her today to fill you in on her family situation. She is still in the ICU with her mother, who went in for throat surgery last week with Kristen by her side. Unfortunately, the family learned the spot on her throat is cancer, and she will need to have another surgery this coming Tuesday to remove a small portion of the vocal chord and the larynx.
The prognosis is very good for her mom -- 98% that she will soon be cancer free. But there is always the shock that comes from news where one moment life is normal, and the next, everything changes on a dime. Kristen is very close to her parents, and has been such an amazing caretaker during these long days of healing and waiting in the hospital.
I know your love and prayers are going out to Kristen and her family. Trust me, they feel them and know how much we wish the best for them.
I thought since Kristen adores the romantic authors so much, this might be a good place to remind her of something beautiful during sad times. This famous Emily Dickenson poem always comforts me. -- posted by Jen Cushman
Today is Valentine's Day - the day Cupid flits about shooting arrows of love into the hearts of many unsuspecting individuals. While this is only one of the fables associated with today, the DAY OF LOVE, I find I am in the mood to do a little shooting of arrows of my own in the form of a gift.
A wee bit of fun and creativity is always apropos so today I am giving away a bundle of Industrial Chic goodies. What makes this extra special is most of these items are no longer available making them hard to find treasures that every Industrial Chic lover yearns for. All you need to do is leave a comment and you are entered into the drawing. The gift giving will cease tomorrow at 8:00 am PST at which time I will put all names into a handy dandy number generator and whoever pops up as #14 is the winner!
Enjoy today, embrace your loved ones, revel in the delight of knowing Cupid has his eye on you!
I believe the greatest thing in the entire world to be true LOVE. The simple nature of one person sharing with another is a gift that is not only most profound but a treasure that can never be replaced.
From the first initial flutter of the heart to the moments that are shared years later there is nothing that comes close to the thrill that fills the heart and soul when shared with one's true love. Moments that might appear simple and common to another become a lasting and full memory when created with love at the core.
In times when one's truest love is an entire ocean away the heart finds comfort in counting the days until the reunion of souls. Time seems to evaporate slowly, moments feel like hours and weeks like years. For only when the two souls are together does the universe feel right and all is as it shall be. True love.
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