Keeping Up With Mieke Lily
Moving into the New Studio
It's been a crazy three weeks, and I’ve I finally moved into my new studio - and can't find anything. How is it, that no matter how carefully you pack you always seem to lose something? Although I certainly can’t complain; Nathan, my sweet partner, has built me a little piece of paradise right in my own backyard. I honestly feel like the luckiest girl in the world! Remembering to live in gratitude has gotten me to where I am today.
Over the last week, I've been preparing for my Christmas rush. I had my first market this weekend and it was so nice to be back talking to my lovely customers, and sharing my creativity with the world. Seeing people go home with little pieces of art that I've made for their bodies is an indescribable feeling. I love seeing people find jewelry that makes them feel beautiful. I put love into every piece of my work with the hope that when you wear my jewelry, you feel loved.
A Self-Love Journey
Lately, I have been practicing looking in the mirror every morning. I set a timer for one minute and say to myself while looking into my eyes “I love you just the way you are”, and repeating it over and over. It is one of the most wonderful things that I've ever done for myself and I highly recommend it to everybody in this world. I have watched a vast change in my self-love and self-confidence over the past three weeks of doing this.
Learning to love oneself is quite a journey and that's why I feel so proud when I see a lady put on my jewelry and watch her watch her light up with love and appreciation for herself. It's not just that my jewelry is beautiful, it is that everybody who wears it is beautiful. Hopefully, when they put it on they see their own beauty - thus they light up and shine through, giving themselves a lovely gift.
I'm finally getting settled into my studio and today I've been making sterling silver rings for ladies the tend to find the knuckles are bigger than their fingers. They’re one of my very favorite rings, as anyone can wear them! They are adjustable, some have beautiful little Swarovski Crystals on them and others are just plain.
My most exciting thing, though, is I have a new rolling mill! A rolling mill creates beautiful textures in metal. Recently, I rolled a feather through my rolling mill leaving the most beautiful delicate imprint of a pheasant feather. Be sure you’re following me on Instagram so you can see all the new things, like this, that I’m working on!
Stay posted for my next blog post in 2 weeks and see what I've been up to!
Love and light from Miss Mieke Lily at F L U X & S T O N E