The aftermath of the wedding sparkle has been a bit, well, not so sparkly. I didn’t realize how exhausted I was. And it didn’t help that I returned to the inevitable mountain of paperwork and past-due orders, with boxes upon boxes that needed unpacking, full of contents that needed re-stashing. Talk about out of the sunshine, into the clouds. Things went from happy and cheery to back the grindstone rather abruptly. But I forged through and have to say that married life has been fantastic thus far. We are happy and in love, and that’s a beautiful thing. But it doesn’t give me the re-energizing that I needed. I’ve been trying to take it slow for the past few weeks, and I am realizing how much I needed to do just that. I slept for about 14 hours lastnight, and I just don’t do things like that! So I am trying to be easy with myself. No forced strenuous workouts, no forced late-night torch sessions, no jewelry making if I’m not in the mood. Just trying to get the important things done, take some time to read relax with my husband (that word still feels strange), and make time for lots of sleep. I’m doing a cleanse and taking some homeopathic tonics to support my adrenal system, and I can feel my energy returning to me. I think some good times are around the bend.
The months ahead hold something very exciting that I can’t quite share yet, but I know that I will need lots of steam to make it up the hill. I’m like the little engine that could, but I know that I need to conserve my resources. We have some changes coming that are going to be a challenge, but an exhilarating one.
In the meantime, I’m working on a new line for Fall and Winter. I’m only scratching the surface of where I want to go with this, but the creative energies are flowing. It took me a while to get back into the groove of things, after being away from the torch for over a month. I have a few wholesale orders going out in the next week or two, and at the same time will expand upon these ideas. Divali is also in a few weeks, on October 17, and I hope to get a sale together to celebrate. I’ll keep you posted here. In the meantime, here are a few new pieces to tickle your fancy and tempt your imagination with ideas of things to come. These pieces are reminiscent of work I have made in the past, very whimsical and vibrant; but there’s more to these than the ones before. These are the kind of pieces that seem to elicit a response from many people that makes me realize we all need more of this vibrance in our lives. ”Oh, those are so cute for little girls,” or “Oh, that necklace is perfect for a teacher.” Bah humbug. We all have an inner child, and that inner child loves bright colors and whimsical shapes and hearts and flowers. We are only as old as we feel. In these tough times, we need things to make us smile, and this jewelry is sure to do just that!
I’m off to tick some things off that to-do list. Back again soon, feeling rejuvenated and renewed-