I haven't been posting here as much as I've wanted to but sometimes life is like that. There's always an ebb and flow, sometimes the tide is high and all you can do is watch; other times the tide is low and you have plenty of time to gather and create and act. I've found that at least for me, I can't predict what any given month will bring and I'm okay with that because I don't like monotony anyway. I wanted to share a really fun project I got to work on for an old friend. She contacted me about making a charm bracelet. Although she didn't exactly say it in so many words, I think she wanted this piece to help re-inspire her. I recognized in her description of what she wanted a yearning for something more, some deeper sense of meaning. I think many of us reach a point in our lives where we've achieved so many of the things we aspired to, we've travelled, found love, given birth to children or careers and yet we find ourselves at a crossroads. Knowing that we have it all and still longing for more, something we can't quite put our fingers on. It's almost as if our lives "come up for review" and though it often feels painful and confusing, it gives us the push we need to cultivate a deeper relationship with ourselves.
This bracelet has stones in the colors of a sunset and every charm (including a custom one we made for her) represents something specific to her and her life, something that she's grateful for and inspired by. There is so much power and energy in this piece and I truly believe it will help guide her in the next leg of her journey, as all amulets do.