BECAUSE OF YOUR SMILE, YOU MAKE LIFE MORE BEAUTIFUL

Using Beading as a Distraction to Calm Myself

I was supposed to write about myself and have had a fantastic time finding the correct words. Who am I? What do I represent? I feel like I am still trying to figure this out. I have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression since I was young, and being diagnosed with ADHD in my 30s has caused many questions. It has also answered a ton of well. In the past 2 years, I have dealt with the biggest challenges of my life, from covid to the deaths of people close to me. Through beading, I have been able to distract myself, calm myself, give myself something to create and look forward to. Dealing with a brutal past, I just want to smile and make others smile and hope that I can bring a smile to someone's face through my art.

My hope is that with each purchase, one is inspired by the story the jewelry represents. As each piece is created a story is told. As each piece is purchased, an individual's story is heard. As each piece is worn, a story is shared. This is the chain of love. Friends and family will be blessed knowing that a gift from I AM LOVE honours and restores women, and empowers them to be socially and economically independent.

Jay