Tag Archives: inspiration

seeking relationship

NEW necklaces and earrings in search of necks and earlobes for long term relationships. Individuals must love to wear handmade jewelry and like to support artists.
If you think you or someone you know is a perfect match, check out my Etsy shop.

shrinky dink yoga jewelry



Here’s what some of my happy customers are saying about my handmade jewelry, customer service, and graphic design.

“Swift service, great communication. The pendant is even more beautiful than the photo. The reverse side has a lovely muted quality. Carefully executed, quality design, beautifully made. I love it, and have just returned to buy another.”
– Atlanta, Georgia

“Item as beautiful as described. Appropriate packaging. Fast shipping and great to work with for personalizing. My friend will love them! Thanks!”
– Rachel from Normal, Illinois

“Custom order…perfect! Gift recipient loves it, and I thank you for the wonderful experience.”
– Terri from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“Love this unusual neckpiece! Beautifully made, love wearing it. Great communication, fast shipping.”
– Decatur, Georgia

“Everything looks amazing and I’m so happy with my order!”
– Debbie from Hotchkiss, Colorado

“Very original necklace – it looks beautiful. Thank you.”
– Annie from Squamish, BC, Canada

“Beautiful photo art, great quality! Excellent customer service and amazingly fast delivery.
Thank you!”
– John from Charlotte, North Carolina

“Outstanding! Lovely to work with!”
– Kimmy from Greenacres, Florida

“Marci brought a new creative energy to the Lehigh Valley edition of Natural Awakenings in early 2008. She has worked directly with many advertisers for years to create print advertisements that project the unique image of clients and get results. She has also created eye-catching, effective newsletters for our readers that reach thousands each month. Her newsletter formats have been copied by other publishers in the Natural Awakenings family. I can count on Marci to deliver quality graphic designs that meet our schedule and our budget. Her patience in working directly with advertisers as well as our demanding schedule make Marci a valued asset in our freelance team. I trust Marci completely and rely on her to maintain the financial, database and operational function of several complex internet systems. Marci communicates well through email and voicemail when production schedules limit the ability to communicate in person or directly on the phone. Marci will make a positive impact on any project she works on.”
– Reid Boyer, Natural Awakenings, Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania


She must be something special. She is.
Celebrate her.

She loved life and it loved her back.
Celebrate her passion.

She listened to her heart above all other voices.
Celebrate her wisdom.

She pursued big dreams instead of small realities.
Celebrate her priorities.

She saw every ending as a new beginning.
Celebrate her resiliency.

She discovered her real measurements had nothing to do with numbers or statistics.
Celebrate her self-esteem.

She was kind, loving and patient…with herself.
Celebrate her tenderness.

She woke up one day and threw away all her excuses.
Celebrate her accountability.

She realized that she was missing a great deal by being sensible.
Celebrate her spirit.

She turned her can’ts into cans, and her dreams into plans.
Celebrate her goals.

She ignored people who said it couldn’t be done.
Celebrate her independence.

She had a way of turning obstacles into opportunities.
Celebrate her magic.

She went out on a limb, had it break off behind her, and discovered she could fly.
Celebrate her faith.

She discovered she was the one she’d been waiting for.
Celebrate her self-reliance.

She added so much beauty to being human.
Celebrate her presence.

She walked in when everyone else walked out.
Celebrate her friendship.

She just has this way of brightening the day.
Celebrate her radiance.

She made the whole world feel like home.
Celebrate her warmth.

She decided to enjoy more and endure less.
Celebrate her choices.

She decided to start living the life she’d imagined.
Celebrate her freedom.

She colored her thoughts with only the brightest hues.
Celebrate her optimism.

She was an artist and her life was her canvas.
Celebrate her brilliance.

She ran ahead where there were no paths.
Celebrate her bravery.

She crossed borders recklessly, refusing to recognize limits, saying bonjour and buon giorno as though she owned both France and Italy and the day itself.
Celebrate her joie de vivre.

She held her head high and looked the world straight in the eye.
Celebrate her strength.

She not only saw a light at the end of the tunnel she became that light for others.
Celebrate her compassion.

She designed a life she loved.
Celebrate her joy.

She took the leap and built her wings on the way down.
Celebrate her daring.

She said bye-bye to unhealthy relationships.
Celebrate her happiness.

She remained true to herself.
Celebrate her authenticity.

She made the world a better place.
Celebrate her.

– Kobi Yamada


i am fearless pendant

“Sometimes you have to
let everything go—purge yourself.
If you are unhappy with anything—
whatever is bringing you down—get rid of it.
Because you will find that when you are free,
your true creativity, your true self comes out.”

– Tina Turner


Half Marathon Training Update
Countdown: 40 days
Training: week 7
Longest run: 8 miles
Fastest 5 mile pace: 7:42 min/mile
Yoga, Pilates, Elliptical, Bicycle, Walking, Weights, Stretching, Foam Roller
Running Mantra: Strong Core, Fast Feet

inspirational jewelry

While I am running, my mind is focused on everything and nothing. My body knows what it’s doing but I check in with it often … shoulders down, strong core, neutral pelvis, elbows in, fast feet … the list goes on. How’s my breath? I check my time and pace. Then, my mind floats away … green grass, birds, cracks in the pavement, rocks, wedgie, sweat in my eyes, cars, flowers … where am I going today? Shoulders down, easy focus. I am creating jewelry, ads, newsletters, photos, my blog … I am inspired. What’s for dinner? How’s my pace? Fast feet … 1,2,3,1,2,3 … shoulders down, strong core, neutral pelvis, elbows in. Almost home. I don’t want the adventure to end but I know it’s time to stop, stretch, and rest for my next run.


mandala of shrink film jewelry

It’s been a very busy and exciting week in my studio – I received my first wholesale order for my shrink plastic jewelry! At first I thought that “wholesale” might take the creative feeling out of my work. As I prepared the order, I was happy to find that I enjoyed the uniqueness of each piece that I created.


Check out my latest post from Mandala Design Works:
training | Mandala Design Works

take a hike

hike pendant
New pendant available in my Etsy shop.


create necklace
“I am an artist … I am here to live out loud.”
– Emile Zola