This time last year, I couldn’t use a pair of scissors, brush my hair, or write a note. Anything having to do with my right hand was completely agonizing. My carpal tunnel syndrome started around 7 years ago during my last trimester of pregnancy with Eloise and I learned to live with it, even began my entire silversmith ventures with limited function. My work was based on how much I could endure and not so much if I had the time and resources... it got progressively worse and this summer when I almost stopped being able to use my hand entirely, and almost having to shut this beautiful part of my life out, I finally (hesitantly) saw a surgeon. With a one and a half year old daughter (Soleil) that still needed to be held all the time and an almost six year old that wanted me to do mommy things like braid her hair, tie her shoes, cook meals etc I finally closed my eyes and jumped. My surgery in late July went well but recovery was so tough. But like I was told, it did go by fast:) Fast forward to this month... I have a tiny scar and FULL use of my right hand again and as silly as it sounds, I’m walking on sunshine ☀️ God has been so good and I’m able to create as much as my heart desires. I truly feel like “I was blind and now I see” and I’ve had a few people close to me asking me how I’m doing as much as I am. This morning, I had tears of happiness in gratitude when reflecting on my recovery. It’s because I finally CAN! Any piece you’ve ever seen in my shop has been made with lots of heart and every piece has been made because I willed it to be made, especially those pieces made before August. I love this heart design because it symbolizes the love I have for my silver, what I do, and all things SEA 🌊 if you’re still reading, thank you for getting to know me a little more today and what it’s taken to get here! Grateful for all of YOU!! #seanativeCA#lovewhatido#carpaltunnelsyndrome#iheartseaglass
Three consecutively smaller hand-fashioned circles of hammered copper, hung with a beautiful triangular pebble of Seaham seaglass, gathered from the coastline in North-East England.
Hung on faux suede.
Strung with Amazonite beads at the back of the neck and adjustable so you can have the circles at choker length or further down the chest.
In store now.
When we decided to get married (very recently) I knew immediately I was not going to wear a 'wedding dress' or anything 'formal'. I’m not one for convention & the occasions that I allow myself to 'go along with it' I generally feel stifled. So what to wear when you live in jeans and various blues? In December in England, so much in the shops is black & shades of grey. Nothing appealed. I then somehow came across @deborahirvinefeltmaker
on Instagram & saw a photo of her wearing a lovely turquoise poncho. Immediately I felt 'that’s it’ and emailed her straight away, to interrupt her trip in South America 🌈 Imagine my surprise to discover, out of the whole of Cornwall, she lived down the road from me. She made this gorgeous bespoke creation for me, which I will no doubt wear regularly with my jeans now. Due to the tiny trimming on the neck with flecks of red, I was able to pair it with red velvet trousers. 💋
I felt very Christmassy too! I highly recommend Deborah's unique creations. No two items will ever be the same! She is so warm, friendly and dedicated to her craft - so watch her page to see what else she will come up with next! She also created this very cute little purse that our wedding rings were transported to the registry office in.
I already had this gorgeous big piece of blue sea glass that I wanted to be turned into a pendant. Purely by chance it matched the poncho perfectly! I was thrilled by the skill, professionalism and speed of the lovely @sarahdrewjewellery an award-winning, eco-friendly jeweller.
I am increasingly becoming aware of so many creative genius women here in Cornwall. There is something in the air - and the water - and magic is definitely afoot✨With such stunning natural beauty, it's hard not to be inspired and I look forward to sharing more of my creative finds over the coming weeks and months.