Update: I actually wrote this post a year ago but had doubts if I should post it or not. It’s really just a hobby and although I’m receiving several requests for personalization, I can’t do it yet. I’m not active with this anymore but surprisingly, I’m still receiving orders and inquiries and all of them are overseas. There are so many things on my plate right now and can’t really give my full attention as of the moment.
I can clearly remember the day. It was Easter Sunday of 2014.
I was lying on my son’s bed, prowling the internet mindlessly, jumping from one blog to another and I am sad.
Not sure if you can relate but have you experienced being depress because life is boring?
I can imagine your eyes rolling now. There are millions of issues in this world that are much more serious than me being bored. I totally agree and I know it doesn’t make sense but that was how I am feeling that time. I’m just being real.
I think my sadness boils down to my stress at work that time. I’m overworked and not happy. I want to spend more time with my kids, I want to be a stay-at-home mom, I want to do something different, something that I won’t consider as work. Wishing that I can to afford to stay at home without the guilt of letting my husband earn a living alone in this expensive country.
Going back on that fateful day, while browsing the internet, I saw these medallions. An idea came to me that I can make these beautiful pendants too. These pendants reflect my fashion preference – minimalistic and classy. I’m not into flashy clothing or accessory and would rather splash my money on something unique and would last me a good number of years.
It’s like a eureka moment!
I was so excited and started thinking of names to represent my jewelleries. I thought there would be no fitting name than the names of my children – Allyson & Cole. In one day, I was able to open a Facebook account and look for my supplier for the medallion. That’s how excited I was.
I worked on the packaging and branding. I know that these pendants will not come cheap because of the medallion itself and how exquisite they are. However, compared to the other sellers of the same kind, my pricing is considered a bargain. I am just starting anyways and I want to establish myself first before making the items premium.
The enamel medallions are made in Europe hand-painted by a local artisan. Jewelry enamel is a century old technique that was made famous in the 1900’s by jewelers like Tiffany and Faberge. An image painted in an enamel is fired again and that image burn-in will be forever. It is said that enamel medallions can be buried underground for hundred years and yet the luster and color won’t vanish. Well, I only owned them for more than 2 years now and I don’t have plans in burying them underneath so I guess somebody else needs to try it 🙂
Each piece is hand-crafted individually which makes the jewelry meaningful. You can be assured that all piece is truly unique and exclusive. You might love the medallions because of its femininity or uniqueness. It could be because of your faith and devotion. It serves as an inspiration. Or you appreciate the skill and art that goes with every handmade and hand painted piece.
Whatever it is, for sure it is personal. I hope you will feel the same warm glow whenever I wear these rare jewelleries.
There’s only few items on my Etsy store since it’s just a hobby. Some of them were sold offline but I always prefer showcasing them on Etsy. More than the extra moolah, it’s the messages I received from buyers that makes me happy. Wishing for a child, to cure their physical ailments, to protect them from harm – various reasons but it all boils down to faith.
It surprising how boredom, depression and sadness brings out the positivity in me. We could cry of misery but we can also choose to fight it and do something to get out of the darkness. This blog is the result of depression as well. I hope you can also turn your down moments into positive energy and in result do positive changes in your life.
Love and peace people!