Jewelry Should Be Beautiful AND Useful!

William Morris says, "Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." I'm a die-hard minimalist (who wants to live in a tiny house), so my things need to do double duty and be both beautiful AND useful. Why eat off a boring ol' plate, when you can eat off one painted with brilliant blue butterflies? The same goes for my jewelry. It can't just be beautiful, it needs to serve a purpose.  

My first... 

Tiffany's necklace - first love affairI received my first piece of mindful jewelry in 2006, when I learned I had lost the baby I was carrying. It was devastating after the 7 months it took to get pregnant! I needed something to hold onto, to remember the child we'd lost. So...my husband bought me a necklace from Tiffany's and had it engraved with the year "2006" and "Our Little One". I wore that necklace religiously. I got pregnant three months later and gave birth to a gigantic baby boy (10 lbs, 12 oz) in 2007. After that, I only wore it on special occasions. The necklace had done its job and gotten me through one of the most difficult times of my life. It was like magic! 

Jewelry can hold magic... 

Like any other talisman, if you believe it has power, it will. Infused with hope, I sent this necklace to my sister, during her many conception trials and tribulations. Without my prompting, she sent it back after her precious baby girl was born. Since then, I've sent it to two very close friends and a family member who needed it's magic. Each person added their own hope, so it's magic gains strength after each healing period.  I now refer to this piece of jewelry as the hope charm and I know it'll return to me again someday.

My second...  

Image of "Happiness Is A Choice" Bracelet - Second Love AffairI purchased my second piece of mindful jewelry in early 2015. We'd been struggling with our boys' behavior for three years. My husband and I desperately needed a break, so we headed to Seattle for a lover's getaway. While shopping at Pike's Marketplace, I spotted a bracelet stamped with the saying, "Happiness Is A Choice". I'd recently read books written by people like Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra. They helped me to realize that happiness really IS a choice. I had the power to make that choice, no matter what was going on with my boys. Of course I purchased the bracelet and wore it daily as I clung to that belief. At the end of the year, after much prompting from the school, both boys were diagnosed with ADHD. The struggle continued as we explored all avenues to help our children and ourselves.

Continued struggle... 

I learned a great many things about myself, my boys, nutrition, and spirituality. I devoured books looking for answers and took classes on parenting and meditation. Many of the great spiritual teachers point us within to find the peace and happiness we seek. That's when I crafted my signature mantra, "What You Seek Is Within". Every time I was struggling to keep calm with my boys I'd repeat it to myself. I'm a highly sensitive mama, so even their loud happy voices abuse my senses. I felt guilty for yelling at them all the time, even if they were behaving badly. I'd learned many mindfulness techniques and used them throughout the day. Unfortunately, I could never seem to remember to use them in the split second before I was about to lose my shit. Rather than continue to yell at them, I created a new talisman for myself.

My latest...     

Signature mantra lava bead necklace with blue orchid - Latest Love AffairMy latest piece of mindful jewelry is my own creation. Not only is it both beautiful and useful, but it's infused with the magic of my signature mantra. It reminds me everything I'll ever need is right here inside me. It's the ultimate realization. The person that understands this will transform their life, as I've transformed mine. My friends always remark about how different I am with my boys now. Using diet and supplements, their behavior has improved. Yet, they're still different than most kids. And they still get themselves into plenty of trouble at school. The biggest difference is, I no longer react from pure emotion. My new necklace serves as the reminder I need to pause before yelling and remain calm. Even when one of my boys winds up in the Vice Principal's office for the fourth time this month. Check out my blog to read the full story of how I learned to seek within.  

More than just jewelry... 

As you can see, the items I create are more than just jewelry. They're a talisman, a symbol, a reminder of the ultimate realization, What You Seek Is Within. Since I created the first necklace, I've gone on to create many other pieces, but all with the same signature mantra. Most of them have lava beads that can hold any essential oil you like. I love citrus for energy or rose to combat my struggle with anger. I created this business because I wanted to help other highly sensitive mamas who struggle as I do, to:

  • stop feeling guilty,
  • find their inner peace,
  • and learn to enjoy their children again.

Be the mindful mama you wish to be...

In peace and happiness,  

  
Cynthia Signature

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