Hello, Everyone! I hope the fresh air of spring has helped revitalize your spirit, just as it has done to mine! With the transition of this warmer season finally peeking through the damp, cold, grayness of the agonizingly long winter months, it’s time to start thinking of all the beautiful holidays that are upon us. And because of this, I started making a list of gifts that would be great for Easter, a close one’s up-coming birthday, or the one that brings the most sentiment to mind: Mother’s Day.
My friend Dawn, a self-taught metal and clay jewelry artist, and owner of “Davoria Jewelry” in upstate New York has been busy at work making authentic hand-crafted artisan jewelry blended with precious metal and clay for these cherished holidays.
Recently, she presented me with a signature charm necklace where she took organic binder and particles of pure silver to create a stamped keepsake based off of a milestone moment in my youngest child’s life.
Davoria can take a signature you hold dear to your heart, a picture, or meaningful words and imprint them for you to treasure always. Unlike other jewelers, the pieces she makes are one-of-a-kind from your choice of jewelry: earrings, necklace, bracelet, among others. For my daughter’s, I chose two heart-shaped charms: one inscribed with the first letter “A” she ever wrote on her own (the first letter in her name) and a picture of her favorite character “Minnie Mouse” (the sweetest part about this is that her rendition of “Minnie” actually looks like a tiny potato head, but that’s what I, along with my daughter will cherish most when looking back at this token years from now).
Other than the beautiful jewels she is able to create, what I love most about Dawn is her kindred spirit. She is so patient, honest, and completely devoted to her customers. Where most jewelry companies are in it to “make a sale,” Dawn does it because she wants her devoted customers (who become friends in the process) to feel the “calmness and healing” as she has previously said, with their personalized piece, as she does when she carefully and skillfully crafts them.
If you’re interested in looking at some of her sample pieces, visit her site at Davoria.com and when you do come across the perfect keepsake that you want personalized, make sure to type in the code “thanksdp” at checkout for a one-time discount.
Here’s hoping you all enjoy the rest of your week…and don’t forget to keep those unbelievable Mothers in mind when shopping for that perfect gift.