Gratitude Can Rock Your World…in the best way


Big Turquoise Necklace

Big Turquoise Necklace

Happy Girl

Happy Girl

sterling and pearl pendant

sterling and pearl pendant


OM Pendant

OM Pendant

A practice of simply saying thank you is an amazing eye opener, and a heart opener as well. By saying thank you and really meaning it with all of my heart and spirit gives me a real sense being ever grateful for everything in life. From the bounty of food to the freedom to create and do what I love to the wonders of all of the creature comforts so many people have made possible for all of us to enjoy, to the astounding gifts of nature, family, friends, pets….The more I practice gratitude, the more of EVERYTHING comes into my life in a beautiful way. I won’t fib and tell you it’s always easy, especially if the day isn’t going too well. But I will tell you that it totally changes the moment I do, and begin to count my blessings. When my heart is open to life and love, it multiplies a thousandfold. Thank you, thank you, thank you…
Since I’ve discovered my love, and sometimes obsession, of creating things of metal, stone and other ephemera I am often in awe of the overwhelming peace and joy it brings me. Much of it is imperfect and flawed but I think that is the point of it. How else would I learn and where would I go from there? To all of those that have helped me along the way and for all to come, my deepest thanks. Following your heart may sound cliche, but is seriously the best advice I’ve ever given or received!!Here are a few pictures of life in my world.


About turtlemoondesigns

Sky watcher, dreamer, seeker, stone hoarder.... Finding a love and growing passion for metalsmithing happened as a later in life discovery. I taught preschool for 23 years, but started doing metal work as a hobby about 13 years ago. All I can say is that I get lost and found in it. Three years ago I "retired" from teaching, I'm way too young for that! Now I follow my muse, and feel more filled up in my heart and soul than I could have ever imagined, but I do miss those sweet little faces too!! What a truly amazing thing this has become, my life! Please feel free to contact me with questions or for custom work.

One response »

  1. I’d like to purchase the happy girl cat necklace, please. It looks so real…!!!! Seriously, the necklaces are beautiful as are the sentiments expressed!

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