I want to show you some of the personalized jewellery that is made to help friends overcome a tragedy in their life, and some jewellery made to support very special people who make a difference in the lives of many. The next 3 posts will each contain 1 personal story.
My very close friend, a spiritual lady with a playful joy for life, was very happily pregnant with her 2nd child. At 7 months pregnant with a healthy baby boy, he suddenly stopped all movement. My dear friend was forced to deliver her unborn child which she had already formed a bond with, as a stillborn baby. They named him, held him, and had photos taken with the baby and family together. A close family funeral was held. But even with all of these steps, it was a traumatic event which affected her and her family for years. As a jewellery designer and a person with a love for stones and their natural healing abilities, I designed something so personal for my friend with a story.
This necklace was made with stones called Leopardskin Jasper which were chosen because of the images seen on the stones themsleves. One day, I was looking at one of the stones and thinking of my friend. I saw the picture of a mother holding up a bundle in the air to what looked like an angel flying above. A little child sat in front of her. I then researched the healing properties of Leopardskin Jasper. It said that this stone was for self healing. I then knew that this stone needed to be for my friend. I wanted more than just a stone for her. I wanted to make a keepsake with a story. I decided to make a necklace out of the Leoparskin Jasper stones which included images of her life story.
My friend was blessed with her first child. Can you visualize the mother holding a bundle of joy on this stone?
The necklace goes on in sequential order through the events in my friends life, including the sad death of her stillborn baby. After the tragic event, a blue bird came to visit often and circled around a post, which was unusual. My friend took comfort in knowing that this bird was some sort of connection to her baby and brought her more spiritual awareness. The stone here shows the foothills landscape with mountains in view. The tiny bundle is buried in the Earth with 3 little lines emanating from the head area. Above, sits a bird watching over the buried loved one.
Other stones were also used and incorporated into this necklace to signify my friend’s other children and the baby himself.