I always want to be real with you. I want my jewelry to bring joy and grounding and to remind you that beauty exists everywhere. But I also don’t want to glaze over the hard things.
This summer has been hard. My extended family experienced a profound loss and on the heels of that, one of my dearest people also left this world. I haven’t felt able to create, haven’t felt the spark of inspiration that’s usually right there waiting for me. I knew I needed to be patient with myself, but as an artist, that’s hard! We know life is short, and when you love what you do, you want to do it as much as possible. Also, this is my job, and my boys eat a lot.
This next collection is about weathering the storm, but also realizing, you are the storm. Life will never be storm free. It’ll never always be happy, always be hard…always be anything. It fluctuates, changes, takes different forms and phases. We are constantly changing, learning, evolving, and hopefully getting better at it all.
The gems are many shades of blue and represent the evolution and resolution of storms. Sometimes we feel totally out of control as we feel the storm coming and seek shelter, but sometimes the only way out is through. Grief is like that. There’s no secret path around it so we don’t feel the pain. Let's remember this ancient wisdom:
Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You cannot withstand the storm.’ The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.’