After months of waiting for the rain to clear here in the Pacific Northwest, I was inspired to create a collection of jewelry that encapsulated my hope for sunshine. With sterling silver as my medium and an array of natural gemstones, I crafted a unique collection of pieces that sparkle with sunlight. Allow me to share the story behind “Awaiting the Sunshine."
I started by creating magical half-moon shapes made with sterling silver. These were meant to represent the sunbeams peeking out of clouds after a storm. To bring each piece to life, I added subtle details that reminded me of rays of sunlight reflecting off raindrops on a warm summer day. Every piece was unique and special in its own way.
Next, I hand-set an array of precious gemstones into some designs, adding even beauty and sparkle to my collection. My favorite is using the labradorite in the dancing of light mini dangles —the labradorite brings out all the rainbow hues. This combination evokes a feeling of warmth and joy—it reminds me of the end of a rainy day when sunshine comes out to play and creates a magnificent rainbow. Other stones like yellow mookaite and amazonite add flickers of sparkling teal, blues and yellow that remind me of beaches covered in morning dew drops after a sunny day spent outdoors.
Each piece is handmade with love - no two pieces are ever exactly alike! This makes every item special and one-of-a-kind -- just like how each sunny day will bring its own unique moments throughout this season. I wanted this collection to embody all the feelings we experience when we’re anticipating something beautiful, magical, or fun —just like how we can’t wait for those long summer days filled with sunshine!
I hope you enjoyed hearing about my new collection “Awaiting The Sunshine." These pieces are vibrant reminders that it’s never too early to start dreaming about those sun-filled days ahead! From their unique design elements down to their colorful gemstones, these sterling silver pieces evoke feelings of warmth, joy, and positivity—just like what you can expect from afternoons spent basking in the sunshine. Whether it's a gift for yourself or someone special this season, these pieces make thoughtful gifts that bring color and sparkles into your life! So go ahead - brighten up your summer wardrobe today with "Awaiting The Sunshine" collection, releasing March 10, 2023!