How it all started...
I was raised in a small sleepy town that only had a handful of people. A very tight nit community where everyone knew each other and took care of each other. As I have gotten older I have watched as so many aspects of life have changed. For most of my life I have not been good at change. I have always enjoyed the peaceful comfort in knowing pretty much what each day would hold for me. I was happy to have my life revolve completely around my children and husband. As they grew
History of Cremation Ash Jewelry
The History of the first known pieces of cremation jewelry can be dated back to the beginning of man. Everything from skin, nails, tears or even droplets of blood behind a plate of glass were used as keepsakes. Over time, these memorial keepsakes have evolved from blood to hair and now the use of cremation ashes in modern art work. All with the purpose to help people with grief and the loss of a loved one. Back in the Victorian ages it was common to have a family portrait tak
Pet Cremation Ash Keepsake
Dogs, cats, horses, birds and more pets have a way of becoming something more than just an animal that is around the house. They are not only our companions they are also a huge part of our family. Having a pet is not only fun or fulfilling- but has been found that their addition into our lives even have great health benefits... like helping to ward off allergies (Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology -- shows that children exposed early on to animals tend to develop str
The Art of Victorian Hair Art and Mourning Jewelry
Creating unique pieces of Jewelry and Art from human hair has been seen throughout history as a way of honoring loved ones either deceased or separated from their families. Many myths and legends have swarmed around the unique art. One that I have always found interesting is from an old Swedish book of proverbs that read "rings and bracelets of hair increase love". Although hair jewelry existed prior to the Victorian era, it was this period that saw it flourish as a trade a