It was all going great until he asked about my career...
He already knew I was a jewellery designer, but as we got chatting he wanted more specifics about what I did.
I wish I'd had a camera handy because his face was a picture!
It's fine though, when I'm asked I tend to describe my memorial jewellery as a 'Marmite thing.' People tend to either love the idea or hate it, and I'm totally fine with that.
I know I can't please everyone (and I'd be daft to try to) but the people that do 'get it' and that have bought my work have been helped people in a way that I could never have envisaged when I started on this journey.
It all started when one of my best friends’ beloved bunny, Sammy, died. She was distraught, Sammy had been a huge part of her life and she suddenly felt very alone.
She was a little sceptical at first, but seeing her face when I handed the beads over is something that will never leave me. This is what she had to say:
"Sammy was my best friend and will never be forgotten, Jules saw I was struggling with the grieving process and suggested she put a few ashes in a few beads, so he can be with me always, I wasn't sure but as soon as she did it, I didn't feel like that anymore, I felt Sammy was with me once more."
And that's how I came to have the best job in the world, I get emails everyday, from people that I consider to be more friends than customers, thanking me, sending me pictures of their lost loves, sending me messages brimming with positivity and tales of how 'that' thing I do' has made such a difference in their lives.
So if you think I could make a difference to your life contact me today. you can leave me a comment on this post or Drop me a line, I don't bite (especially after I've had breakfast) and I love to hear from you.
If you've not already sent for your free brochure and info pack you can get that here.
Or head over to store to see what I can make for you to help turn your memories into something you can treasure forever.
Owner and Artist at The Glass Goddess.