I can distinctly remember the pieces that I've made that were "meant to be mine" that I sold on a whim and later regretted. Two of them were literally purchased off of my neck by women on the street that fell in love with them and one of them I sent off to be in a collection for an art show in California. I was trying to round out the collection and didn't have the time to create a bunch of new pieces so I went hunting through my studio, looking for previously made odds and ends to use. I make bunches of pendants and charms and interesting little wire wrapped faceted stone thing-ees and the like that don't immediately end up in the pieces I sell. Some of them are experiments and some are just products of whatever concept was striking my fancy on a particular day. At any rate, I sent off this beautiful 8 pointed star set with a faceted quartz which happens to be the stone of clarity (something that I feel I'm always seeking) and it sold (which didn't surprise me) and I felt a little sad about it (because I did indeed love that piece.)
So one day I get an email from a woman who had purchased a piece at that very California show, telling me that her piece had broken and might she exchange it for a custom piece, which I said was fine etc. Well I hadn't asked her which piece it was that had broken so when I opened her return package and saw my little beautiful star, I was so excited to see that my old friend had returned! I knew that the piece was meant to be mine after all.
So I fixed my star, created a customized inscribed necklace (see below) for this lovely lady using some initial charms that she had previously owned and incorporating some of her favorite power words and (a star!) and also the name of her beloved. I think it was a win win for both of us, and I've hardly taken my star off! The end!