I have to say that seven years ago, I never thought I would be wiring jewellery - I certainly never thought I'd be enjoying it and even setting it up as a career or income stream. Even six years ago, in 2015, when I wired my very first stone, I still didn't think it would be a flame that flourished.
The first stone I wired was a tiny, clear, and shiny Aquamarine that I bought twenty years ago. I love that stone, but had always resisted carrying it anywhere with me because it was so small.
In 2014, my mother passed away. She had a craft room filled from top to bottom with all kinds of craft materials (and I mean ALL kinds). It was a hobby of hers that I feel she'd have liked to make more of, but never did, or was never able to. Now, my sister and I did not keep many of these things (neither of us had a room or storage space for all of it), so we took any smaller items we liked. I took the jewellery-making stuff. I have no idea why - I think it was because they were well-packed into art bags, boxes, and trays, and were small and compact. I never even knew if I would use any of it. It was on a whim and sentimental. My mother loved jewellery (and clearly liked the idea of making her own), so it was a part of her I could keep alive for a little bit longer.
In 2015, I picked up that tiny aquamarine, wanting to keep it with me for the day, but not wanting to lose it. All the jewellery-making tools came to mind, and I thought ... I wonder if...?
'I wonder if' became this:
My god, I was so happy! The thrill and joy was definite. So, I decided to wire something else, and something else, and something else.
Through a couple of stops and starts owing to finishing book series', selling two family homes, and moving our small family from London to the south coast, WBW Jewellery was finally born in February, 2021, in a way that feels lasting.
And as I write this, I've just looked at the date and realised it will be seven years tomorrow since my mother passed away. How funny. How utterly predictable when you work with the flow of energy, that energy will be manifested at such pivotal times.
When I say that I'm bringing you WBW Jewellery from my heart and soul, I really do mean it.
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