Last night my sister reminded me that it has been a long time since I’ve shared any of my jewelry creations. Towards the end of last year I went through a bit of a metal phase, during which the pendant pictured above came into being. I just love the feel and look of metal and couldn’t get enough of it. I find that if I repeatedly choose to work with a certain material, it’s usually because I feel a certain connection to it. With metal, it was the fact that I could beat it over and over with a hammer and it just hardened. It didn’t break or fall apart, instead it became harder and stronger.
So, believe it or not, if you keep your heart open, you can learn life lessons from anything…yes, even a piece of metal! When you feel like you’ve been repeatedly beat by people, circumstances or life in general, don’t let yourself fall apart. Instead, learn from it and allow it to mold you into a stronger individual.
Wishing you smiles and sunshine,