This summer I was busy with my pop-up Shop Rocks & Salt
at Millbrook Station in Duxbury, MA. For over 20 years I have been creating jewelry and selling my designs at art fairs, holiday shows and most recently through yoga studios and specialty boutiques. But this venture was different – it was a leap of faith into creating my own space to interface with my customers on a more personal and co-creative way.
Operating a retail store, while creating the jewelry, photography, fragrance and running the social media to get the word out is not for the faint of heart. It takes energy beyond plus the support of your friends, family combined with a lot of faith. To every store owner out there, you are magic! It was an exhilarating venture for me, but one which required all of me to endeavor.
On Sunday June 9th, my cousins Katie Canniff and Michelle Canniff came to visit me with a beautiful bottle of Whispering Angel to mark my success. They encouraged me to take the afternoon off and come and have some oysters with them next door at The Oysterman.
See After a bit of urging, I locked up and headed next door to meet them for lunch. We order a couple of dozen Island Creek (local) oysters, had some laughs and shared stories that only family can truly appreciate.
A few oysters in, I felt something that could have been an oyster shell, but when I went to spit it out…. it was a pearl! I could not believe that in all my years of eating oysters and working with pearls, that this special gift from my Island Creek Oyster came to me! That is truly magic!
It didn’t look the pearls that I usually work with, but was rather smaller in size and had a blend of white and grey coloring. This is a gift I will treasure always.
In honor of this experience and the magic of family, faith and friendship, I have designed a series of Island Creek Oyster ornaments, wine bottle decorations and napkin rings each accented with a freshwater pearl to share the wonderful energy of this experience at http://www.devotionaluxe.com/store/p85/oysteraquasilver.html .
It is with love & light, I share with you the magic of this season!
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Hi I am Susan, the founder & lead designer of Devotional Beads. A yogi, reiki practitioner, entrepreneur and traveler, I seek out treasures from near and far.
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