WHY “Seven Fingers Zero Toes”?
My tagline for my jewelry Shop is “Seven Fingers Zero Toes.” Kind of unusual, huh?
Song Sense Jewelry is an online shop to showcase my handcrafted, unique, and one-of-a-kind jewelry. I believe one of the reasons you buy handmade is because of the personal touch that is given each creation. I leave a little piece of me in each product I make.
I was born with three partial fingers on my left hand with which I do my clay sculpting and jewelry work. It’s not a big deal, but it is somewhat unique. So I decided to include it in my tagline. Maybe you’d wonder and come in and take a closer look. It presents an issue occasionally. I’ll lose hold of a tool, a bead or jump ring I’m working with. But I’ve lived with it all of my life, I’ve grown accustomed to it.
Also, both of my legs were amputated, one at the age of 9 months, the other at 16 years old. Hence, the “Zero Toes.” I believe that a bit of me is left in my jewelry. I want you to know my story so you know my jewelry; one of the reasons people buy handmade is because of the stories. This story speaks to my STRENGTHS, and those strengths are mirrored in my jewelry as well. To connect with my jewelry is to connect with my STRENGTH.
I also have chronic pain. Being introduced to jewelry making by my Mother-in-Law was one of the best gifts she gave me. When I am meditating about which beads to use and imagining how it will all look together, somehow my pain is reduced.
I now spend as much time as possible creating. Please enjoy the items in my shop and if you have any comments or questions, I’d love to hear from you!