I have had a variety of custom pieces lately, that I have put my heart and soul into. Pieces that give me such a strong connection to the owners of the pieces, as I worked intensely on them to make sure every detail fit them perfectly. In an inner and outer kind of way.
One of the designs, I actually suggested to the client. He is a big fan of Ganesh and I just knew he needed a gold and ruby Ganesh. He enthusiastically agreed and there may have been some yelling for joy when the package arrived.
Another client had been given a tennis bracelet with aquamarines, which was totally unremarkable. The stones became totally transformed in this cuff that features a box clasp. She had the old bracelet in a safety deposit box. Now she can wear it to conquer the world, and paired with the Valkyrie Wing Ring, it becomes even more powerful.
My spot on my site to request your own custom piece is here.
There is more though. and this isn't about jewelry.....
In case you haven't seen what I have been up to via social media, the last few weeks have been a bit of a strange adventure. Starting with $300, Western Union and some supplies on a train in India.
Let me back up a bit. It was 20 years ago that I went to Nepal as a 19 year old student. My first time out of the country. In the early part of the year, I went to a village in Lamjung for the fall festival. I fell head over heels in love with Nepal, this village, and this family that hosted me. Here is a picture of us together at that time.
He has assembled a team on the ground in Nepal while I have secured a non-profit sponsor here in the US,and moved from the temporary fundraising page to a new website, a home big enough to house our much bigger project.
We have $2000 ready from the total of $4000 in donations we have received so far, and we will be able to build our first new house with that fund. A great start!
I have a jewelry business, I am building a village in Nepal. I don't really know how these two things are going to fit together, but I felt strongly that I should share>
My heart is full with all of these things. The art and the mission. I hope your heart is full too