We all know those beautiful souls we come across in life that seem to be bright no matter what they experience. Strong faith that our lives unfold in divine order is likely behind that brightness. My friend Joy is just one of those people. She and her family have weathered many events that would have crippled and weakened others, yet they persevere and continue to lift up those around them.
She recently asked me to create a necklace for her to celebrate hope, surviving cancer and the memory of her brother whose life ended much too early. For her the word hope symbolized all of these things and more. She began running shortly after her experience with breast cancer and before she knew it she was hooked. When she asked me to create a necklace she could wear while running that kept her heart close to those things that also motivated her to live her best most authentic life…to say the least I was honored. When all was said and done…she ended up with two necklaces that celebrated life and the beautiful energy that she brings to it. Joy’s energy and unwavering hope in life is infectious…to everyone she meets. You can follow her blog and read more about her journey here http://justkeepswimming120512.blog spot.com/2014/10/a-wearable-tribute-to-my-brother.html
Aviron has brought the opportunity for me to experience and be a part of so many amazing lives around the country. For that I am grateful. Aviron’s mission to celebrate your healthy lifestyle and to live your best life continues.
Celebrate and honor your best life….Aviron Jewelry
As Aviron has become more recognized in the sporting community for custom designed necklaces and bracelets for runners, yogi’s, rowers and such we have formed some great friendships with a few running blogs.
here are two to check out…… Www.runlikeagirlbc.com
a few photos of the custom designs they scored….
Love all, serve all, create no sorrow…lyrics from a Trevor Hall song …keep it close to your heart. “Follow your heart” celebrates a new marriage and hopes for a long and happy life.
A Beautiful story of friendship, love of running and facing personal challenges is behind this design…
How quickly things change when you put yourself in a position to be open to new experiences. Recently…my love of rowing took me to Annapolis MD to row in a 13.1 mile race around Wye Island. Now….I’ve experienced this race before in a single which was quite an undertaking to say the least. That year it was 12 miles which is longer than 13.1 if are in a 1x -vs- a 4x which is the boat we rowed this year.
I organized the race this year since I was familiar with the course….I convinced 6 of my sculling comrades to row in a quad and a double. What a blast! In the process of organizing this race…I thought to myself…why not make a commemorative necklace for the girls who are rowing with me? That started me down a path of experimentation with different designs. Well…as luck would have it…we actually recruited Bob to row with us…who certainly wouldn’t have appreciated a necklace as a keepsake of a fabulous race. Well…now I had these designs and my next thought was…why not just set up a tent and sell them at the regatta just as I would any summer art show? So I did.
The response was phenomenal and the following week I was convinced to sell at my own boathouse regatta which happened to be sponsored by US Rowing. Again…phenomenal sales! BTW…we took gold in the quad at the Wye Island regatta and the double took gold too!
Long story short…an amazing women name Lesleh from Regatta Sport was in Cleveland that week and she caught the Aviron Jewelry fever as well. The result is that Aviron Jewelry will be sold at the largest US regatta event….the Head of the Charles (HOCR) in Boston MA !!!
Aviron Jewelry was born out of my life long passion for jewelry and named after my athletic passion of rowing….finally the two have merged and its bliss! Aviron will also be featured at the Head of the Hooch regatta in Chatanooga as well as the running line of Aviron jewelry at the Rock -n- Roll marathons in the US. Check us out!
Row Hard….Live Well…