When I started the Frontline Families Fundraiser, I had the goal of sending $3000 to the Frontline Families Fund ... Amazingly, as of today the project has raised just over $17,000! And for that, I want to thank all of you who participated in the fundraiser and purchased a pendant! We did this together!!
Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have been listening to Dr. Michael Osterholm's Covid-19 podcast, and found it to be a great source for information. Dr. Osterholm is a world-renowned epidemiologist who does a great job explaining the science - but he also emphasizes the human toll, especially on the families of healthcare workers who have lost their lives - and encourages listeners to engage in a "pandemic of kindness". This was the inspiration for theMended Heart Pendant.
I recently sat down with Jennie Eukel (virtually ... over Zoom) and she interviewed me for her Twin Cities Design Scene podcast. We had a great chat and discussed business, inspiration, and even some of the techniques I use in my jewelry. Listen in here!
One of my favorite things about making jewelry is getting to work with all kinds of fascinating gemstones. They may be beautiful, but they are also incredibly interesting. Today, I want to share a little bit about opals - a marvelously varied and mesmerizing stone that I love using in my jewelry designs!