By Faith Jewelry: Then & Now

Then & Now

If you know me, you know that my name is Teresa, and I am the artist behind By Faith Jewelry and that I am so very blessed and privileged to create beautiful jewelry with the myriad of gems, pearls, rocks and precious metals that God has put on this planet.

What you may not know is that I have always been a maker. From my earliest memories I was crafting bread dough sculptures, plastic beaded necklaces, noodle art, collages, wall hangings, pin cushions, stuffed animals, clothes, shoes, hats, gifts and, well you get the idea! I never met a craft that I didn’t want to try to put my own spin on!

I came across this old photo the other day and realized that I am still that girl! The geeky girl you see is in her Happy Place on Christmas morning…hair still in curlers, her new stewardess hat and wings on, next to the spray painted, noodle covered Christmas tree, drawing on her new tracing light box.

The second picture is today, all grown up, still in my Happy Place, still creating, perhaps a bit less geeky?

Anyway, I thank God for then and now. And I look forward to the future He has for me and for By Faith Jewelry!

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By Faith Jewelry ~ With Heartfelt Gratitude ~

Exodus 31:3-4

I have so much to be grateful for! YOU, my clients and supporters of my handcrafted creations, are a blessing to this endeavor called By Faith Jewelry! Thank you for reaching out to me and purchasing gifts for your loved ones (and yourself!). YOU made this one of the most amazing years that By Faith Jewelry has ever had.

I enjoy making jewelry so much. It gives me the opportunity to express my creative side in a very special way, with tiny gemstones, pearls, wires and leathers. Every piece is designed with an eye toward simple beauty, artistic whimsy or pure elegance. And although I have said it many times, I think I should again say that God is the ultimate creator and He makes all these beautiful stones and pearls and I just get to play with them! Several years ago I was given a verse during a quiet time at a conference. It was the verse from Exodus 31 above. This verse has sustained me through the busy times and through the quiet times. I am learning to enjoy all the different seasons, busy and quiet.

With the unanticipated course that 2020 has taken, I am also learning to enjoy unexpected delightful surprises! The Sip & Shop event at Stony Point Fashion Park was an unexpected surprise at the end of a cancelled year. A very unexpected call from a client who wanted to give my jewelry as gifts was so delightful! I have also been privileged to discover new clients and kindred spirits who appreciate handcrafted jewelry! And those returning clients who have supported me for the past 11 years are always dear to my heart. Thank you all for wearing my little gemstone creations of love! The unexpected gift of time gave me the opportunity to explore something fancifully new with the magical bubble blowing wands that I have had so much fun making! And one more surprise: I pray before every sale and show that I would be allowed to share the love of Jesus with everyone I meet and unexpectedly, this year, I think this sharing happened more times that I would have thought possible! Praise God!

See you on Instagram and Facebook next year ~ please share & like & tag #byfaithjewelry ~ Merry Christmas with love from By Faith Jewelry and may God bless you and yours!

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By Faith Jewelry will be at the Powhatan Artisan Festival!

By Faith Jewelry is looking forward to a great day in Powhatan at this art focused festival.!  (And hoping for good weather.)  Come out and support your local artists as they display their talents.  Give unique gifts as you get your holiday shopping started.  By Faith Jewelry has been hard at work, making some new jewelry just for your pleasure.

3844 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA  23139