What A Year


We're only three months into 2020 and it already feels like we've lived a years worth of events, emotions and stresses. The last couple weeks in particular as information and fears about COVID-19 have escalated more quickly than it seems possible to keep up with. Two weeks ago I went to a college gymnastics meet in a sold out arena, and now I have no contact with anyone outside my house.

The disruption to regular life right now still feels surreal…in the big ways like constant worry about the safety of loved ones, and in the less important ways like not having any sports to watch.

And of course, the overwhelming sadness for the millions of people whose lives have been completely upended in so many different ways. I know how lucky I am to not have a retail shop that needs to close or have employees who no longer can be paid. I work from home and am able to keep making jewelry and fulfilling orders in a safe way during this time, which is something I’ll never take for granted.

That being said, these are still stressful times to own a business. Markets that were scheduled for the next two months have been cancelled. Stores that sell my jewelry have closed. And I’m fully aware that in an economic crisis when jobs are lost and retirement funds are disappearing and we’re barreling towards a recession, buying jewelry is either completely out of mind at best, or impossible at worst.

Still, this is how I make a living, so the business must go on. I’ll still be here ready to make and send out jewelry. And I’m incredibly grateful for anyone who’s able to place orders during this stressful and uncertain time. To try to help ease the burden, the website will be 25% off for the next few weeks. Just use code “care2020” at checkout for the discount.

If you’ve made it to the end of this I thank you for your time. And yes, because my response to these wild times was to create some new stuff, these two stamped necklaces you see pictured are available for purchase.

Take care of yourselves, stay home if at all possible, remember to go outside (safely) every day, and as my Dad likes to say when things suck…

Leader of the Pack Wolf Necklace

An image of a wolf can mean different things for different people. To some, it represents the wilderness, mother nature herself…recall the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone in 1995 that helped lead to the revitalization of an entire ecosystem.To some, the concept of a wolfpack evokes a sense of power and community. From Rudyard Kipling’s [...]

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Travel Buddy Necklaces

If we're lucky enough to go on an international vacation with family or friends, we come home with memories, souvenirs, and more often than not, foreign coins that suddenly have no value. Unless...those coins are turned into a beautiful, personal memento from the trip!Last fall I did just that for someone who had gone on [...]

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Somewhere Out There

Recently, I had to say a temporary goodbye to my fiancee as she left to attend PA school in Tennessee. Her school is in a teeny tiny (but beautiful!) town and she would have to be spending so much time in class and studying, we decided it made the most sense for us to split [...]

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Arrowhead Hunting

A few months ago, I got to spend a few days in central Utah exploring nature and escaping the outside world. My family has a house just outside a tiny town that's just outside of Capitol Reef National Park. If you've never been to Capitol Reef, it looks like this:It's a land of red rock [...]

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Farewell, and so much LOVE!

Saying goodbye to Sahra. Saying hello to the new face of Swoon, Jessie Berggren. A note from Sahra: I'm not sure what lies ahead for me but I am so excited to open a new chapter in my life. The last 11 years have been nothing short of amazing thanks to all of you. What [...]

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Having A Voice

We wanted to take a moment and share with you - our customers, friends, and family our thoughts, and our belief that love always wins; that it is time to use our voices to lift up our friends, to show compassion to our adversaries and to embrace that we are different and unique and that [...]

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Love for Orlando

Tragedies are all too common these days. Another day, another shooting…another bombing…another attack…another natural disaster. We can almost become numb to the loss of life and destruction, especially when it’s not in our neighborhood. But some tragedies, even ones across the country, can hit really close to home.Such was the case with the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. When [...]

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a new chapter

Earlier this week we said goodbye to our sweet little shop in Louisville and turning the page to a new chapter here at Swoon.  Over the past year {yep, you guessed it, as soon as Scarlett was born!} my amazing husband built a studio in the backyard where I can work and be a mama. [...]

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Our Biggest Sale Ever!

Mother's Day is May 8th & We want to spoil you! $100 {take $25 off} use code: mamalove251$200 {take $50 off} use code: mamalove252$300 {take $75 off} use code: mamalove253$400 {take $100 off} use code: mamalove254 $500 {take $125 off} use code: mamalove255 500+ take 25% off your total order: mamalove2525Make sure to order by May [...]

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