When my husband and I were on a flight to London last year to try to find more answers about my son's rare medical condition, and hopefully carve out a new life there, he pulled out a little box from Jeanine Payer that he picked up on a business trip in San Francisco. It was a bracelet with the quote, "You must take your chance". We had sold our house, and all our belongings , taken a chance on a visa program and a new job, to live out a dream and try to find more answers for my son. I wore it every day...knowing we were taking a huge chance. We did not find our answers there, or get to end up staying. But we did take the chance, and every new adventure I start on, I am sure to wear my bracelet as a reminder...that if we don't try, we'll never know what might have been. My favorite piece of yours has the quote, "Accept the gift as if it were one you had chosen."-Jane Hirshfield I think of that quote as a reminder that although I didn't ask for the disabilities in my child, he is still an amazing gift, one that I would choose over and over again. Your jewelry is not only beautiful but so inspiring! I really enjoy your blog too, and have become a fan on facebook!
I looked for a JP group on Facebook a couple of months ago, so I'm so glad you've started one. Two years ago, I ordered a custom ring (through Giving Tree Gallery on Cape Cod), and I wear it every day. Your work is so lovely (beautiful, in every way), and I'm very glad you do it.