Those of your following my website and e-mail
newsletters are aware that I've been creating
Enchanted Self Necklaces and now earrings. Many
of you have purchased them to wear or to give to
another special woman. But I bet none of you
know the REAL history behind the necklaces!~
When I was very small, between the ages of two and
four I used to get sick a lot. My mother
find herself housebound with a bored child. We
had no television and I wasn't old enough to get lost
in any radio shows. My toys didn't work for me
when I was confined to bed, and most of them were
trucks. What was my mother to do?
Actually, she knew exactly what to do and that is the
beginning of the Enchanted Self Jewelry Line.
First she would let me sit, like a princess, in the
middle of my parent's bed. Next, she would empty
out her jewelry drawer and bring to the bed what
appeared to me to be a million boxes. Then she
would open them one by one, and I would watch as the
bed magically became a jewelry store, with rows and
rows of glamorous pins, earrings, rings, necklaces and
several watches. I was enthralled. There
was the Cameo pin that my grandmother had given her,
and the rhinestone necklace that I was sure was really
diamonds! And so many earrings with pearls and
other glass gems. I was so excited. I
couldn't wait. Suddenly, my headache was gone and my
throat didn't hurt so much. Let's play jewelry
And we did. First I would be the customer and my
mother would be the saleslady. I would pick an
item and she would explain to me all of its facets of
beauty and charm. I would get to try it on.
Then if I decided to purchase it, she would place it
in a box and I would pretend to give her money.
Then I would take it 'home'. That meant I would
put it up next to me by my father's pillow. Next,
I would be a different lady coming in to by something
else. This would continue until the pillows
besides me were laden with boxes. Finally, if I
wasn't too tired all would be reversed and I would be
the saleslady and my mother would be the customer.
It was wonderful fun.
I loved playing Jewelry Store. It made the
afternoon fly as I was lost in the safety of my
mother's love and devotion and mesmerized by the
beauty of the color and shapes of my mom's jewelry.
The fact that it was all costume, except for the Cameo
pin and her wedding rings, of course made no
difference to me. It was all gorgeous and
glamorous and someday I would be a grown-up lady
wearing beautiful jewelry, just like my mom.
That is the real origin of THE ENCHANTED SELF Jewelry
Line. And because the origin comes from such an
intimate place in my memory bank, I can give the
necklaces the intensity of meaning and the beauty that
they exude. They are not just putting a heart on
a string-they are a true representation of the
energies of the heart that are unique to us, as women,
and specifically generated by my own early good
fortune to be loved with care, devotion and
imagination by my mother.
As I've mentioned before, we receive the most positive
energy to move forward in our lives, when we are able
to re-ignite earlier energies that are specific to us,
not to anyone else. They are our own and there
is a passion that comes from them that can not come
from attempting to simply follow someone else's
suggestions or instructions-no matter how wise they
may be. We are our own energy tanks that can
always be renewed. We just need to learn how to
identify, honor and trust what is uniquely ours!