You’ve heard the name. You’ve been introduced to the site. Several people have bought pieces from the shop … but what is Jewelry in a Jar?
Jewelry in a Jar is a woman owned, small business providing jewelry which is all handcrafted in my home in Cary NC — using my hands, my imagination, and the support of my husband & my kids I create one of kind earrings/bracelets/necklaces.
When our first child was born, I decided to be stay at home parent. Seven years later, the time came for our youngest child to go off to public school, & I decided to go back to work – outside of the home.
Over a four year period, I worked in childcare & in the public school system. As a family, we came to the realization that we all were happier when The Mom was home – this included being able to volunteer in all three children’s classrooms & in the schools, gave my husband & I more time together …. we’re still working on the mountains of laundry but that will work itself out — someday.
Being engaged is important.
March is a difficult month for me. I lost my grandmother & my father a year ago. My grandmother was a special woman, & her death affected me in ways I couldn’t have foreseen …
One of the things Grandma passed on to her daughter, her granddaughters & her great granddaughters – is her sense of strength & independence.
I wanted to make things. I love unique jewelry … and creating things with my own two hands gives me a sense of peace and accomplishment.
Over several months – I learned how to work with wire & beads, & before I knew it I had a plethora of earrings. A friend of mine was heading up a craft fair for the preschool which she is the director of & invited me to sell my wares there.
The jewelry that I handcraft is jewelry that I would wear myself – & it gives me a sense of joy when I see someone wearing my pieces. I hope that they feel the same joy wearing them.
Each handcrafted piece, whether they are earrings, bracelets or necklaces … are shipped in a jar. Many of the jars are recycled, ornate in someway, and can be used in a number of ways: to store or display your earrings/jewelry, regift the jar, use for a candle, etc …
“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr