A inspiration that has grown and grown . . .

I started designing my "Sweat Peas in a Pod" necklace while pregnant with my son. Not able to find the perfect "mommy necklace", I decided to make my own. After weeks of thinking and planning about my special mommy necklace and my sweet pea on the way, the "Sweet Peas in a Pod" necklace was born, and just shortly afterward, so was Gavin. Since then, both of my sweet Peas have grown and gotten more worldly.

My mom is a Master Gardener, artist, and small business owner, and the reason that the arts are such a big part of my life. She always had tools and materials for us to use and create with- a gift I could never repay her for. The Pea pod necklaces are also a tribute to her love of gardening and my love of her flowers.

A homebody by nature, I love nothing more than to hang out with my family. I love having my Mom, Dad, and many brothers and sisters living so close, so dropping by is a daily occurrence. (Being one of seven kids means having lots of visits) :)

I'm also a Firefighter, certified Fire Service Instructor, and EMT. My husband and son are also fire fighters-- Gavin is just a honorary "Junior Junior" though, since he hasn't quite hit the legal age to apply. We spend lots of time training and drilling, going to monthly meetings, and marching in parades. Being involved in the community is something we've always felt strongly about, and we hoped to impress upon Gavin the importance of helping others.

Over the last 5+ years, I've been able to make the perfect pieces for brides and their bridesmaids, for best friends, sisters, twins, wives, daughters, grandmas, teachers, co workers, and of course, other special moms. It has been my pleasure and joy to be able to make the perfect mommy necklace for so many people. . . .

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