As a mother, I have to become stronger and more resilient in life, both mentally and emotionally, for I am my children’s pillar of strength when they face the storms of life. Moreover, becoming a mother makes me more appreciative of my own.
I believe it was her curiosity for everything and anything that let her have these interesting traveling conversations that ranged from film to history to culture to the politics of our local neighborhood. I experienced the world through her.
As I grow older, so does my desire to apply more intention and be selective in the things that take up my days – for they become months, years, my life. More love, fire, and meaning. Style is relevant to nurturing a sense of fulfilment too.
How do we make responsibility in design absolutely fundamental, and feel the full weight of comprehending that every time we add a product to the marketplace or buy one, we are reshaping the world we live in?
Inspiration can be deeply personal, stemming from memories and emotions, or nurtured by procuring beautiful materials and elevating them through thoughtful design. This separates high quality, small batch handcrafted pieces from many other mass-produced articles – they are intentional, never superfluous.
Here at EDEN + ELIE, we believe our handmade jewelry should support your life. Well-crafted jewelry should transform your outfit so you can focus on the things that are most important to you, whether it’s heading to the office, meeting with friends or enjoying time with your children.
Do you ever get stuck in a style rut? Do you feel like you are always wearing the same jewelry, the same way because it’s easier? We’ve all been there especially as we try to rush out the door on the way to an appointment.
Beads were perhaps the first of society's indulgent luxuries. The first beads were repurposed by ancient civilisations from natural discards: seashells, eggshells, seeds. The oldest beads were also naturally punctured, making them possible to be strung - stones and animal teeth were the most convenient in this sense.