CS Lewis once said:
“Child, say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that's the whole art and joy of words.”
I love that quote because I know words are powerful. Each letter and word I stamp into my jewelry, I experience that “art and joy of words”. This business was born out of one basic need: to create encouragement in the darkest season of my life. I first hammered a necklace that said “But Courage, Child” to provide myself a moment by moment reminder that courage was a choice to make, even while facing circumstances that I would have never chosen. I found very quickly, just by wearing that one necklace that so many others were struggling not to let their lives be driven by fear. When we do something as simple as wearing a statement that points towards vulnerability & truth, we open the door to having more genuine conversations in our ever-changing, high pressure culture. My heart and mission of this shop is to provide you with words of truth when you need them most, because we all need to speak truth to ourselves- and to each other. Making these pieces each day serves as a way of forcing myself to see & experience beauty, even when there is pain, loss, and uncertainty. I pray that when you wear my jewelry, you see & experience your own fresh beauty, and that it pushes you forward to choose joy.