Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Love Story and Jewelry Shopping

I will go back to play catch up later but here's a little story to tell you how I got here.  In August my mom was unexpectedly diagnosed with lung cancer.  We're not focused on the stage but on the treatment which we hope will work but the reality is, it's not good.  In my quest to find a way to let her know there was hope I started thinking of a trinket I might get that would give her a lift .  I stumbled upon a jewelry designer's website, placed an order and the rest is history.  2 weeks later my mom hasn't taken off her "while I breathe, I hope" necklace and I am not selling Tina's designs because I believe in them.  I only learned today of how that particular motto came to be but it is awe inspiring to say the least.  Mom's pendent arrived before it's scheduled delivery just one day before the first round of chemo. It's beautiful, handmade and perfect.  It's not cancer specific but inspiring.  Whether an ill child, a pending divorce, a chemo patient, your first marathon, etc it will bring hope and inspiration.

This began a chat with the owner, a former social worker turned jewelry designer.  Suffice to say I am now selling her work. Why?  Why not?  I like things which inspire me, inspire others and are unique.  I won't be quitting my day job but I like to stand behind things I believe in and of course if I make a few bucks, even better.  I won't torture anyone with requests to come a party and wear your underwear on your head to win a free straw or make you feel pressured to make a purchase but I want to share the excitement and enjoyment.  I'll be sending out a FB blast so if you see this twice, lucky you.

Check out the site and if there is something you like, want to buy, a gift, etc let's talk.  I want this to be meaningful so 10% of all sales as a result of this blog post and my FB blast will result in a donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital.  I'm passionate about children and St. Jude is one of those places I donate to every year just because.  They do a lot for children and their families and this is my way of giving back in spite of how my own family is being affected by this terrible disease.

If you're interested in a custom design, we can do that too.  If you are a group (say adoptive parents or photographers) and want a group custom design, word or quote, that's doable.  If you want to personalize an existing piece that's fine too.  I was thinking "chosen" would be a great piece for us adoption mamas and our kiddos.  The most important thing is if you want to order make sure you use my rep code lisae upon checkout for your own special treat/discount from me to you.

If you have any questions, email me at mswlisa@aol.com OR call me or ask for my # and I am happy to answer any questions.