Tuesday, March 29, 2011

{Inspiration} Cherry Blossoms

Cherry blossom
Even though it's Spring, it's still chilly here in NYC. But I know warmer weather is almost here because it's Cherry Blossom!
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I love the beauty and simplicity of the blossoms against the dark tree branches.
These blossoms were the inspiration behind my White and Cherry Blossom rope necklace.  The simple white necklace goes well with both Winter whites and Spring pastels. But I think I love the pretty Cherry Blossom satin ribbon best.  It reminds me that Spring is here and warmer weather is on its way!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

How it All Began

It was one of those scorching hot and humid New York summer's day.  My husband and I were wandering around the Village and had to duck into the closest store for some air conditioning relief.  A salesgirl came up to us. She looked at my gold and taupe necklace and asked where I bought it. To her surprise, I told her that I had made it. We continued to browse around the store and a couple more salespeople stopped me to ask about my necklace.  One was adamant that I make more so that she could buy the gold and taupe necklace from me.  And from those lovely salespeople with their encouragement and compliments for my necklace was why I started my small online shop.  I've always been touched by random acts of kindness and will continue to pay it forward. Because you never know how a kind word may change someone's life.