Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Best Kind of Gift

A few weeks ago I sent some wire words to a new blog friend of mine. She's an artist, a mom, a Christian, and an amazing jewelry artist. I started reading her blog some time ago. Not even sure how I got started. But through her posts and the occasional comments on mine, I began to see Cristi as a kindred spirit.

Blogs you know are funny things. You put yourself out there, revealing thoughts, dreams, goals with whoever might happen to look. You write like no one is reading, as a way to process life. Then, you wish and hope that someone is reading because you hope what you said might be helpful or meaningful to others. Finding new friends is the icing on the cake. No one blogs to find friends, but when you do it's such a gift.

The necklace you see above is a sample of Cristi's work. I absolutely love it. The colors are perfect, and there's the cute little bird. When I opened up the cute little matching box (that says "fly") and first saw it I lit up and went "oooooh".

The necklace was a surprise gift to say thank you for the wire words, way way too generous of Cristi. But I love it. I love that it's her art, and she made it thinking about who I am and what I like. The definition of a kindred spirit is someone who thinks and feels as you do. They are rare and wonderful to find. I am so grateful for the necklace but even more so to have found another kindred spirit in it's maker. So thank you Cristi!

To see more of Cristi's amazing jewelry, check out her Etsy site, here. You'll love it!


Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Wow, Jen! I am sitting here grinning from ear to ear and teary eyed as well. Thank you so much for your kind words!!! I am thrilled to have been able to make this for you. I've been hoarding those beads for years and it was meant to be that YOU have them.

The colors seemed to be so reminiscent of your art. It truly felt right!

Enjoy your new necklace!

Many blessings to you!

Single Stone Studios said...

The colors are AMAZING!! Great work Cristi!