Luscious Metals ~ Luscious Light

June 27, 2012

Meaningful jewelry; stories, wishes, memories.

I’m a firm believer in the law of attraction- like attracts like- but it never ceases to amaze me when I see direct evidence of the theory arising in my life. After my last post about the power of being recognized for the positivity you bring to those around you, I received this email from a lovely new customer “I just wanted to say how comfortable and confident I am in your work. How you create for celebrities and simple people like myself- and yet I can tell, thru your words, that great care gets put into both! Not sure if you knew that about how you write. And the message you convey about your love for your work, is heard loud and clear..” Isn’t that cool?!

This woman contacted me because she wanted to design a really special necklace to celebrate her new baby (see a picture of it above). She told me that she had been trying to conceive for 8 years and had finally been successful…she’s simply over the moon with happiness and delight over this hard won little boy. This is one of the very reasons I love the medium I work in. Jewelry has such immense power. In every culture it represents beauty, intention, commemoration of momentous events. Think wedding rings, class rings, sweet 16 gifts, anniversary gifts etc. I personally have a little tradition where I buy jewelry when I’m on vacation, and every time I wear a piece, I’m reminded of that adventure. (see some of my vacation jewelry below)

Have you ever sat with your grandmother or mother and had her tell you the stories surrounding her jewelry? Special jewelry tells the tales of generations; hopes, wishes, achievements… it triggers memories and we need that. There’s so much power in our personal stories and in the stories of those that came before us. I’m pleased and privileged to have the opportunity to create these kinds of special pieces for people out in the world (see these previous posts: Petra co-pilot, 7 rings, just to name a few) and the custom orders keep coming in! I have a great one to blog about next time, so check back soon. If you’d like us to design something special to celebrate an occasion in your life, Check out my website for some ideas and email me at I can’t wait to work with you!

June 14, 2012

Bringers of light

Me and my B (and yes, I do feel a little like Jay Z, when I say that)

I received an email the other day from Kelly Sue, a buyer at a new store called Factory Made in Boulder that will soon be carrying Luscious Metals hand crafted jewelry, and at the end of the email she said, “On a personal note: we share a dear friend– B … Isn’t life just a bit better with her in it?” I was so touched because yes, life is ever so much better with her in it. She’s one of my very favorite people ever. She keeps my deepest darkest secrets and loves me despite them. She’s my go-to woman when I need to process or vent or share some gross story. We share a love for beautiful things, fashion, metaphysics and potty humor and I couldn’t live without her.

I was also struck because it’s a very powerful thing to be recognized by someone for making the world a better place, for being a bringer of light. It’s not easy to see our own inner qualities of kindness and compassion, strength and grace. We’re often so stuck in our perceived deficiencies; the things that make our experience feel so hard, that whats obvious to those around us is often opaque to us. I wonder if we could really feel and know our impact on the people in our lives, if it would make a difference in the way we thought of ourselves. If we could relax into what’s right, instead of obsessing about whats wrong… well, the possibilities are endless aren’t they? So to B, and all of the other amazing people I call my friends and family and for the rest of you out there reading this– please know (if even for a minute, every now and then) how meaningful and remarkable you are to the people around you.

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