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{ keys of inspiration ~ part I } May 5, 2009

 

Antiqued keys conjure romantic notions of a time past, of a place where treasures were safely locked from plain view in immovable chests or dainty jewel boxes. They never fail to inspire me to dream of the place where it might have been, transporting me to a period that I always find in the classics.

 

Imagining drawers that have yet been discovered, old chests that were not opened for ages, antiqued keys are like guardians to these memories or secrets. Safely tucked away, these containers lie in wait for the holder of the key to reveal their treasures within, treasures that were held so dear to the heart.

 

Stamped with singular words of “Journey”, “Heart” or “Memory” (short, concise and poignant), these keys of inspirations hope to interpret your feelings of the moment, the life at present or a past experience much cherished.

 

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NA0209 - 'i heart paris' necklaceNA0213 - queen of the journey necklaceNA0208 - memory keeper necklace

 

 

{ peace doves } April 16, 2009

 

Doves, lovely as they are with their soft feathers, are symbols of peace, love and freedom. In Christian art & poetry, Dove represents the Holy Spirit (John 1:32).

 

Similarly, they have inspired many artists, designers, composers and film-makers. Using them here in the bijou way of a piece of jewelry, and featuring these this month, I hope they hold special significance to the wearers – be it in the conservation of the dwindling dove species, or the hope for peace (war causes too much harm, both to people and to our ailing Earth). And of course, when we love each other and the Earth, we’ll be a little closer to inner peace.

 

Sharing some of my favorite quotes on peace and love:

 

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.

Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”

~ William Ewart Gladstone


“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

~ Mother Teresa


“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.”

~ Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955


“In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain’t they got no shame”

~Nikki Giovanni


EA0146 - mint doves earringsNA0204 - singing to the stars necklace

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