Happy 2016, babes! I hope you all had a truly wonderful time ringing in the new year with your beloveds. I am embracing the winter time of inner reflection, clearing out of the old, and welcoming the new. The holidays are always a busy time for the jewelry industry so I always need to remind myself to take the time to unplug the computer, turn off the cell phone, and be completely present with myself and my loved ones to enjoy the special "off" days. I was able to spend a quick weekend in Colorado to visit family, and it was a beautiful weekend filled with snow, laughter, and Italian family cooking!
Beautiful snowy December days in Colorado! The snow always makes it feel more like Christmas for me being originally from the East Coast, but I must say that the view here in Los Angeles during winter is equally as beautiful - and has been almost as chilly!
As you can imagine, the jewelry that my friends and family ask me to create is always extra special, and I always feel the pressure for perfection even more so! My lovely sister in law bought my sister one of my favorites from the Pyrite & Pearls collection- the Golden Goddess Pyrite Necklace - and on Christmas day she sent me a gorgeous picture of her wearing her new jewelry, this is such a gift in itself to feel the joy a special piece of jewelry can give.
Ringing in the New Year with my LA friends singing and dancing along to The Dead & CO with John Mayer was a perfect way to close the chapter to 2015 and open my heart to 2016. I feel so much gratitude for all that 2015 holds, as well as the beauty and anticipation of the clean slate and fresh start of 2016. My intention for the new year is continued positive spiritual growth and creative inspiration. <3