Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beautiful Vintage Assemblage Jewelry and Things, for Just a Song...Oh, and Some Change

I'm taking a little break from life is a little troubled, and I guess I don't really want to talk much these days..I just want to work...making my vintage assemblage jewelry is my escape into shiny and bright and takes me elsewhere.
Sometimes my mind wanders to French markets among the bustle of tourists and the Eiffel tower in sight...sometimes it takes me to Puget Sound, with the light scent of the water in my nostrils and the moist green of the ferns and mossy forests from where I traveled so far to get this small town in Michigan. I have become accustomed to this place and all of its hope and  its hopelessnesses.
Always, though, I think of you...and the things I create for you to wear...for you to feel pretty and loved and sparkly as you go about your days. I am speaking to women tonight because I think I only have one or two male readers.
Each piece I create tells a story. A story of  the history and the resurrection of what was once lost to time...but also, know this;
each piece tells the story of hope and of love for you. Hope and love for myself and for each and every woman and girl who struggles with self worth, with letting go, with the negative voices. For you who struggle with mistakes and regrets and wavering I am this moment.
I have made, and remade my life over so many times....and now I feel the pull to begin again. To recreate myself. My life. My work....(and once again, organize my work space!)

In any case, I am having quite a sale over at the shop. I have marked most things down as low as I can make them go. It will be closed for about a week or two in May, while I gather myself, find my center again, and make new things...take photos...write stories....make plans. Some of the things you see will not return again...but I will!

Blessings to You and Yours,
Jennifer Valentine


  1. Please don't go for too long! I do understand needing a break though and have to fight the negative thoughts in my head, everyday. I look forward to your changes!!! :-)

  2. I'm thinking of and praying for you, dear friend. Sending happy and healing thoughts your way. Love always, Karen

  3. Anonymous01 May, 2011

    thank you our put so beautifully into words what's in our hearts. we will miss your beautiful thoughts and your beautiful creations--Godspeed to recreation.

  4. I hope you are finding your center and then direction, what ever that may be for you. I too find myself sometimes steeped in regret. And also the need to make myself over. I wonder if it's just something we do at 40-ishness, since none of us has done things perfectly. Remember that resurrection story, and the One who restores the years the locusts have eaten. Sending loving thoughts your way, from that soggy, mossy, ferny PNW. :)

  5. Jennifer, I just found you today (thru Kelly's site) and read your most recent blog post.

    You are so blessed with amazing talent - a talent the world needs, that people who are not creative need so they can start to see the possibilities in their own lives.

    I hope your time of escape (I so understand that) is restful, inspiring and helps you to grow.

    I am looking forward to seeing you post again :)

    Karen, from beautiful Halifax Nova Scotia - you should come visit!

  6. Dear Love how your words speak... I think the pull to detoxify is upon many of us! The pull to change and shed & renew... and love love love ourselves. Such a great task! Sweeping out old stale rig-a-ma-role... (that word just came to me so I went with it.)

    I salute you & your courageous sweeping!

    Huuuugs, Looove, & Lavender Breezes,


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