Saturday, August 27, 2011

Love Is Not Written On Paper

“Love is not written on paper, for paper can be erased. Nor is it etched on stone, for stone can be broken. But it is inscribed on a heart and there it shall remain forever.”
Today's Saturday Show Offs is This Special Necklace.
 You got to get a sneak peek at this new necklace design yesterday when I showed off Bella's Loot. But today I wanted to share with you the story behind it. It is similar to this personal story I shared with you about my other custom Birds Nest Necklaces.
Bella, as I mentioned before won my big giveaway and got to choose anything from my shop. Bella's generous heart decided to pick something for her friend. And with her permission, I am going to share with you her email to me:

"I'm pretty sure I'm going to pick another birds nest necklace. I want to give it to a dear friend who lost her ONLY son about 10 years ago, and she is all alone now. I love her dearly, and she still grieves so much for her son. He was just 19 years old. Died in a car crash.

How could you incorporate that into the necklace. I wouldn't want the nest to be EMPTY, but I want the pearl to be in the chain, for he's an angel now, BUT what can you put in the nest to symbolize that he is YET in her heart. 

Do you think you can come up with something?"
 Of course after getting that email, you know I was up for the challenge of creating something beautiful and special for Bella's friend to honor and remember her son. It wasn't hard, after reading Bella's email again.. she practically gave me the idea "to symbolize that he is yet in her heart." Of course.. I would put a HEART in the nest to represent her friends heart as well as the love and memories she has and holds for her son.

I emailed Bella back with the idea and she agreed it would be perfect. So I went to work on the necklace right away. And I fell in love with the design. Even though the story behind this necklace is sad, I pray that it will bring joy in a time of sorrow. I pray it will bring a smile to this Mommas heart as she wears it in honor and remembrance of  her son who went home to Heaven too soon.

I've also decided to add this new design to my shop. You can find it listed {here}. I put it in my shop not in hopes that many have to buy it.. but in hopes to bring joy in a time of sorrow to those who have have no children due to loss, miscarriage or death. I keep saying it, but also to honor and remember them too.  I know that my own necklace with two pearls in the chain means so much to me. Because I WILL NEVER forget ALL of my children.. and at times the thought of them STILL brings tears to my eyes. In fact just last week I completely broke down and started crying hysterically about them, during a calm conversation with my husband. And even though I don't always want to talk about it.. or tell people.. or even explain, in my heart I have 5 children and I LOVE THEM ALL. And I am glad I can show them off in this necklace. And I am honored to offer that same thing to other Momma's like me, and like Bella's friend and each and every other Momma who has already purchased one of my birds nest necklaces. They are made with all my LOVE and my prayers go out with each one.

Much Love & Hugs,


  1. While I don't really have those circumstances, I love it and want one! If only my hubby wouldn't tell me "I already got you a birthday present ..." Grr.

  2. I think a lot of love & thought went into this necklaces, and that's wonderful<3

  3. Love the new design! Such a sad story but what a great friend to want to come up with a design just for her.

  4. You amaze me with your talent! I wear my custom necklaces nearly everyday, and it means so much to me! (Plus, I get all kinds of compliments on it!) Your dedication to show love to others is so touching. :) Thank you for being so awesome! <3

  5. It's beautiful, God has given you an amazing talent!

  6. What an amazing story and a great symbolism.

  7. Maria, oh gosh girl, you def gave me chills with this post. You are so awesome, so sweet, and without having such a sweet heart yourself, there is no way you could come up with such incredible ways to celebrate life, even when it seems impossible to do.

    I will try to go to my friends house this week to give her this beautiful necklace, and will def keep you posted, if I can take some pics with her, that would be awesome. I hope it brings a smile and a warmness in her heart, and if it can help others as well, then you my friend, have truly done something wonderful. I love ya girl!!

    Hugs, Bella :)

  8. Love this post, I love how you make things like this with so much meaning and purpose. So beautiful!

  9. It's beautiful, and has a sad, yet beautiful story behind it. You did a great job on this one girlie!

  10. I love this new design. The heart in the center is gorgeous, and your journey in creating it from such a heartfelt story is beautiful. You are so awesome!

  11. You are so gifted at creating something beautiful and something so meaningful. What a gift!


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