my Sanctuary


Welcome to my sanctuary. This is a place for me to share the ups and downs of my life as a mother, woman, friend, and subbie. To revel in the triumphs and work through the difficult parts, but to always be me...the good...the bad...and the playful.

Well Loved

I still remember the day i competed the copper byzantine chainmaille necklace to go with this celtic knot pendant.  I bought the pendant last year just as my business was starting to grow and move.  It's one of the first things i had bought just for ME, in a very long time.  I bought it from a good friend whom i adored.  Truthfully, i had drooled over her creations for months and i was honored to call her a friend. Being able to purchase something so beautiful from such a good friend really lifted my spirits.

i wore this necklace pendant combo everyday. Always reaching for the pendant when i was stressed or troubled.  It became a night ritual to take the polishing cloth and reshine up the copper.  An almost mediative action, slowly rubbing away the daily tarnish.  It was not lost on me how much the action of cleaning it reflected the cleansing i was going through internally as well.

The pendant became my own little worry stone.  I can't even begin to tell you how calming going over the knot with the pad of my fingertips was, over and over i would circle the design.  The knot helped me get through many days and many risks i was taking in life. *not the life or death risks* But the do i jump in and go for things i never thought possible, or do i stay where i am in relative safety.  Well, i did a LOT of jumping this year and somehow i've managed to make it through okay.  My pendant...well, it's well LOVED!

I look at the pendant now and i see all the love that i have for it. All that it's gotten me through, the sleepless nights, the tears, fears, and frustrations.  The pendant now has a place on my 'treasure' shelf.  Mostly to keep it safe from me and my compulsion for grabbing and rubbing it.

Some may find it odd for such a little thing to mean so much, but it does.  Things have changed SO much since i first got this little pendant.  My business has grown and i even have MANY other pieces of jewelry made by her, and while i LOVE them all.  This little pendant will always be WELL LOVED.

Thank you valerie for making something of such beauty and meaning.