Hi there! Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the World Wide Web. I hope you like what you're seeing!
My name is Stacy and I have been making jewelry for over 10 years now. It all started when I began making my own clip-on earrings as a result of several failed attempts to get my ears pierced. Although I'm not making clip-ons anymore, creating jewelry has become a huge part of my life.
The picture above is of me in the first step of my process. All of the jewelry I make is with Quartz and Quartz Crystal that I (or my awesome husband!) personally dig up from the mines here in Arkansas. It is such a beautiful place! And how cool is it to know that the piece you receive was taken from the ground and our hands have been the first to touch them since creation?! So cool! From the mine, I run the stones through several different washes to get the clay and iron stains off of them before I turn them into necklaces, earrings, and rings. The stone on your piece is just as it was taken from the clay, just clean. I am continually reminded of how Jesus pulls us out of the miry clay. He relentlessly pursues us, pulls us out, cleans us up and admires us. He admires us in the clay and muck of life and sees our potential even when we can't see it ourselves. I do not subscribe to the belief that these stones heal or have positive energy or anything like that. Instead, my jewelry making is an artistic expression of Christ's great redemptive love. His great redemption story.
On a personal note, I am married to a pretty fantastic guy who I actually started dating in the 7th grade. We have three young children and I love them each so much it hurts! It has been a lesson in grace as I daily learn to juggle being a wife, a mommy, a friend, a maker, a business owner, a daughter, a sister and on and on. But I am so grateful to get to share something that speaks so much to my heart with so many people.