Why not wear jewelry this holiday season that matches your pet? I would guess that 80% of the designs I’ve created are a direct result of customer requests. Well, maybe not the kiwi bird. That I decided to do all on my own. (I happen to have a very dear friend in New Zealand and have ALWAYS loved kiwi birds.) “Way back when” I even embroidered a kiwi bird on my husband’s T-shirt pocket. I would never, ever spend the time to embroider on a T-shirt pocket today. Can you imagine?
But no matter what animal you love, care for or admire, I have a design for you. I say that unequivocally. That’s because if you don’t see what you love on my site, I can make one especially for you. But chances are you will find something that will remind you of that certain special little critter with fur, scales or feathers already made and ready for me to send to you.
In fact, one of the things I love about this time of year is that I get to create and send out so many pieces of my jewelry for holiday gifts. Every Christmas morning I wish I had audio-superpowers to tune in and hear what people all over the world are saying when they open up their little Magic Zoo boxes. Yes, I pretty much have one of the best jobs on the planet. Maybe next to Santa Claus.
So the hectic-ness of shipping out all those packages in December really is paid back not just in terms of dollars, but in some real honest-to-goodness goodwill and good feeling that maybe little old me actually helped make someone’s holiday special. Can’t really put a price tag on something like that.
So tell me, what is your favorite Magic Zoo piece, and which one of them looks the most like your favorite pet or animal? And if you could wish for anything to appear in my jewelry line, what would it be? You know, I might just make that wish come true. My designing season is ahead, and I can’t wait to look out the window towards the Manzano mountains and with clay to hand, see what I come up with next. I suspect there will be a bit of southwestern influence from our new home in the New Mexico Mountains.