I think I have said many times now, that I am amazed at the way a stone can effect some one's life, how it can actually touch the souls of individuals, and make them feel a connection to someone or something, or a time in their lives.......just simply amazes me.
Recently I have been contacted by a sweet woman, who has a long lost friend. A friend who, she felt very close to in the younger years of her life, and to some degree, she still does. They are not in touch as much as she wishes they were, but the love is obviously still there. The connection is so much there, in so many ways. Her friend will be receiving a piece that she has given me the honor to create for her. Every single ring, every single minute, I am trying so very hard to have a picture in my head of her friend......and with any luck, the piece will speak to her, and connect the two of them, in such a way that only the 2 of them can understand...only the 2 of them can feel.
The chosen metal is sterling silver, the chosen stone is Moonstone, The piece....elegance, simplicity, strength, and love. Sterling silver will be a gorgeous setting for her skin tone....and the Moonstone, well it speaks volumes all by itself, but the CONNECTION ......the connection is real to this stone. You see when they were much younger, the 2 of them enjoyed Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone . Connections.......wow.....so many....Elegance, simplicity...because she is described as being just that, strength and love....because she represents those qualities.........connections........
Again...I am humbled by the opportunity to create such a meaningful piece, to put love, and strength in to each and every ring......to try and create the connection.....I am so honored...I cannot even begin to express how it makes me feel.
We can make things for people, give them to them, and show them how much we care......how often tho, do you get to create the "connection" between 2 people....how often does an opportunity like that come along?
It's not every day this kind of gift comes along for me.....I give things to people I love, freely, and openly.....because LOVE is the connection......that feeling you just cannot let go of.....whether you believe in fate, or luck, or nothing at all...LOVE is what connects us all. When someone gives you something, there is a reason behind it.........most of the time it's because they feel that CONNECTION.....and the love.......
So the next time you receive a hand made gift, think about why...think about that connection that person must have felt to you when they made it ...or had it made for you......think about the love.....because, I am telling you, there is nothing better than knowing someone loves you, whole heartedly, completely, totally....no matter what.......think about your connections......spiritually bound together, no matter the time since you last saw each other, or talked on the phone. No matter how busy our lives get. No matter....that connection, that love, ........is always there.