About two years after I began to make jewelry I committed my life to Christ. From that time on, crosses and other Christian symbolism became the focus of my designs. In the beginning I worked by myself and the quality of my work was important to me. It wouldn’t do to make jewelry that represented Christ be of inferior workmanship. I had an eye for detail, and was naturally gifted with my hands so my work began to improve. The early forged, somewhat crude pieces, which I personally liked, began to take on a finer quality. Made by hand, each piece was unique. When I designed a piece that I particularly liked I wanted to duplicate it so I made patterns. Even in this each piece was a little different.
As the popularity of the jewelry grew I thought about getting help, but I didn’t think anyone could make my jewelry to please me. I was wrong; over the next few years the business grew and I found and taught many young men and women my art. It was a blessing to see their skills develop and the pride they took in their work.
The days of the workshop full of these craftsmen are gone now. Today we have two workers who have been making jewelry for a combined 55 years, a part time bookkeeper and Dana and me. All of us believe that what we do is God’s purpose for us.
Our hope is that God will somehow use our jewelry for His good purpose in the lives of others. If this be the case...all glory and praise be to God for this opportunity to be a part of His Kingdom work.
Psalm 90:17And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and do confirm for us the work of our hands; yes, confirm the work of our hands.