Sunday, November 30, 2014

Custom Memorial Pendants

Sadly, I have made several custom memorial pendants lately, and even more sad is that a few of them were for deaths by suicide. So sudden and tragic, you often don't know what to give at a time like that. Jewelry is something to consider giving when you want something uniquely special that lasts much longer, and means more than a gift of flowers.

The first was for the mother of a down syndrome man. I included the phrase Live Lives On, plus his name, date, an angel wing charm, and the Swarovski crystals in Down Syndrome Awareness colors of dark blue and yellow.

The next was for family members who had lost their Mom. One went to the daughter and had her amethyst birthstone, plus the angel wing and other charms. A slightly different version went to the granddaughter, with the strength circle charm and cross charm, as her faith was helping her through this difficult time. The last leather dogtag was for the younger grandson to clip onto his backpack.

The last set I did was for the girlfriend of a young man who loved to play drums. So I included a drum set charm, the angel wing, and his favorite colors, black and red, plus the phrase Love Lives On the front, and RIP (name) and dates on the back side. The leather dogtag was made into a keychain for another family member.


As you can see, I will take care to personalize for both women and men, older or younger so they have a special keepsake to remember their loved one by. I will do my best to personalize with colors, meaningful text, and charms that I may have in stock that remind you of something personal about them.

You can purchase here in my ETSY shop and put in note to seller specific charms, colors, dates, text etc. or you can convo me as well through my shop.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Run with Me

You know how sometimes you get your best ideas in the shower, wedding or picking out apples at the grocery store? Well, recently while sitting in church (yes I was listening), I got motivated to share with you my thoughts and inspiration that ties your faith in God and your quest for personal fitness together. And yes, there is much inspiration in the Bible that relates to your personal fitness, not to mention your health in general. Both of these subjects are very important to me. Both inspire me greatly to better myself.

So join me if you wish, and be motivated. Get inspired. Lift your spirits. God has much to say about you and your life in every area. Some thoughts are just too good not to share. I welcome your questions or comments. Just please try to keep them kind.

-Sarah

 "Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."  1 Corinthians 10:31

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Custom Run Disney Soldered Pendant

Here's another custom piece that was a special gift from one friend to another to commemorate one of Disney's more challenging races - The Dopey Challenge. 48.6 miles in 4 days. I say everyone needs an amazing award for that - 5k, 10k, 13.1 and 26.2! Wow!


She liked my Goofy Challenge color pallette and design, but we changed the artwork for the Dopey Race.

We also matched the mileage to be all decimals and broke it into the four race parts. Then we customized the back for her friend's 40th birhday. 

Here's the finished result. 
I think it will be a special gift!

Custom Memorial Pendant

I get requests all the time to create custom pieces that hold a great deal of sentiment and meaning to the owner. I feel quite honored to be part of someone's life in this way, knowing that each time they put on that jewelry, they hold their loved one closer to their heart and memory. 

My latest request was for a stamped pendant for a dear friend whose father recently passed away. One of her fondest memories was to be out on the water together on the family sailboat. Naturally, I incorporated a sailboat charm with the others and kept the color neutral so she could wear with anything.  She told me she wanted Miss You Dad on the front with the date of his passing. Then on the back side I stamped a  Bible verse about heaven that she requested. 

Next, came the one for her Mom. Hers had Miss You Honey on the front and a different verse on the back.
Email me at sarah(at)sarahjaned.com for custom requests. I have made bridal bouquet pendants, memorial pet jewelry, military tags, messages to kids leaving for or graduating from college, fitness quotes, poems and love notes in many languages and almost anything you can think of.

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Oversized Running Shoe

Laying by the pool reading the latest issue of Competitor Magazine, I came across an ad for an interesting shoe worth taking note of. Apparently two guys gave up distinguished careers at shoe manufacturing giants to hole up in the alps and develop their dream running shoe. Oversized with maxium cushioning. It looked a little crazy...until runners started using them. They were less tired with fresher legs after their run. Check out hokaoneone.com for more info.