We've been partnering with The Southern Coterie for the past few months, selecting and writing inspirational quotes for their Instagram account that speak to transformation and finding a path amidst change.
When they first contacted us about the project, we were surprised and honored--after all, they're an inspiration to us with their wonderful way of bringing together makers, owners, thinkers, and founders from the entrepreneurial South and their encouraging attitude about how to make meaningful impact in connection and collaboration.
Each Sunday, they've posted one of our hand-written quotes, and this week they were kind enough to share the deeper story behind them: our own journey of transformation when life took an unexpected turn three and a half years ago. We've never been asked to write for a larger audience, and, though hesitant at first, we're incredibly grateful to have been given such an amazing opportunity to tell a bit about life's unfolding in our own words. All of this has been such a reminder that beauty can emerge from even our most difficult times.
We hope you enjoy the article...and so much thanks to Dominique and The Southern C team for including us in their awesomeness.
What started as a nickname for our own daughters (who spend many an afternoon in our jewelry studio playing with beads) grew to an idea for a collection of necklaces for little ladies (and gents!) of all ages.Combining vintage trim with a unique assortment of beads from our years of collecting, each design is made by hand and is entirely one of a kind--just like you!
The best part? A portion of proceeds from each necklace provides materials for another little lady or gent to create a necklace of their own in monthly classes we teach to underprivileged children in our local community.
By partnering with The Cabbage Patch, an amazing 106-year-old organization that reaches at-risk families and youth through recreational, educational, and service-based programs and opportunities, it is our deepest hope that this jewelry brings a bit of beauty to all, one bead at a time.
We love jewelry, but we love our families more. The studio will be closed until June 9th for our annual Summer Holiday, and any orders placed during this time will ship upon our return! Thanks so much for understanding...we'll be back after beach time with lots of fun for the coming months!