Emotion, memory and sentimental value

As much as I love spending time with the kids, school holidays are really hectic when it comes to having 4 kids at home while trying to get work done so I feel really blessed that I have such a wonderful team that work really hard to keep customers happy.

This week my kids went back to school so I have been catching up on everything and I had one of the girls at the office share this beautiful message with me.

“I have the silver ring with the gold tree. I bought it for my mum in 2014. I had Mum and Dad and us five children’s names written around the edge and on the tree there are nine grandchildren and great grandchildren’s names and on the trunk is the year I had it made. My mum treasured this up until her passing late in April this year. I wanted the necklace to go with mum to heaven but in the end decided to keep it as a family heirloom for years to come. So now I am treasuring it”.

Losing a loved one will always be painful and will leave an empty space in our hearts, but celebrating the life and the treasured moments that were shared will bring a sense of peace and happiness. I am really touched to be able to create something that can carry so much emotion, memory and sentimental value. It’s stories like these that make everyone at Belle Fever HQ love our work.

MY MOMENT . MY STORY . MY BELLE FEVER

I finally know the feeling…

I’m part of an amazing business group with a coach that helps me stay on track and focus on what’s important. The past couple of days, we have had our business retreat where we can work on our businesses rather than in them so that we can make sure we see the bigger picture 🙂

So I received an order from my business coach who was looking for a way to make her group feel exclusive and give them a gift that they could add to with every achievement and award they earned from the program. She decided the Dream Locket bracelet would be perfect, and added an initial charm and a little diamond stone to represent the level the group was at.

During the retreat I brought them with me and gave them to her all packed in a gift box and a gift bag. As she presented them, she approached me and also gifted me with one, I am surrounded everyday with the pieces but the feeling I got as she presented me with her gift was something I had not personally experienced before as no one has ever bought a Belle Fever design and gifted me with it. It’s a little hard to explain and some of you are probably thinking I’m a little odd right now since I create the jewellery everyday; but it was a feeling that I hadn’t actually experienced before. Her gift to me represented her thoughtfulness, an achievement that I was part of that diamond level, the excitement of being able to strive towards the next levels that will let me get more charms to place in my bracelet to mark the achievement, and the sentimental element of the gift being personalised with my initial.

I was able to personally experience what each BFF felt as they received their gift and how special and sentimental the gift is. The memory that each piece represents, whether it’s the memory of the birth of a new baby, the memory of achieving something great, the memory of the day you found love or the memories left by a loved one who has passed.

I have said it so many times, but I am honored to be a part of creating and capturing that memory for you, and thank you for trusting me and our team. I know that we aren’t perfect as we are all humans and sometimes things can go wrong, but if that does ever happen, reach out to us and we will definitely try our best to make it right 🙂

MY MOMENT . MY STORY . MY BELLE FEVER

I have died everyday, waiting for you…

Preparing for a wedding is a BIG event, thankfully if we have friends and family that can help out by chipping in some of their time it can take a load off our shoulders.

My sister just got married and with 4 kids, work and running a household, I found it very hard to fully help out but I did what I can. I created her invitations and created the wedding rings for her and her husband.

DREAM LOCKETS

Stay inspired,

I was one of the bridesmaids and I saw how much effort and time the other bridesmaids all chipped in for her wedding so on behalf of her, I wanted to do something special for them.

The wedding was beautiful with the song “a thousand years” by Christina Perri playing in the back waiting for all of us to enter. When I met with all the bridesmaids I gifted them with a rose gold dream locket each. Inside I placed their initial, a pink (June) and orange (November) birthstone, to keep with the dress and wedding theme, and a December birthstone to represent my sisters birthday.

The girls loved it, not only for the design but the meaning of each piece. The guests also complimented about how beautiful it was and how it matched our dresses. Most importantly it was a gift of appreciation from the heart to thank them for their dedication and time.

If you know someone who you want to show your appreciation to, check this out:

I’m getting goosebumps just reading this

Do you ever get goosebumps when you hear (or in my case read) a story that someone shares with you about a moment in their life?

We love sharing our stunning designs that we create for our customers with the world. Your designs give people ideas and inspiration, but it can also can help give someone closure. Let me share with you a message that was sent to me after we posted a photo of the moon and back necklace on Facebook:

“hi, you don’t know me but I want to thank you. Last night was the first night I have had a good nights sleep in a very long time. My mother was diagnosed with cancer so I left work and sacrificed everything to care for her. It was my birthday and she told me to go and enjoy the day and bu something for myself as I think she felt guilty that I had to care for her. I told her yeah yeah I will, don’t worry about me.

A month later my mother lost her battle and passed, she fought the cancer bravely. Many nights after I would have difficulty sleeping, my husband and kids were very worried. One night when I couldn’t sleep I was on FB and I saw your jewellery pop up on my news feed, I think a friend liked it or shared it. What caught my heart was the writing I love you to the moon and back. As soon as I read that I felt a peace and I knew it was my mother letting me know she was with me as she had always said that to me ever since I was a child.

I bought one instantly as a gift to myself as I think that is what my mum would have wanted. I have been able to sleep peacefully and just wanted to let you know how special your jewellery is. Thank you”

So you see no matter what design or what inscription you decide to create, it will carry a meaning and story that is a part of your life.

We love the thousands of stories that we receive and get to be a part of. It’s not just about creating beautiful jewellery, it’s about that one life we touch and that one story that is reason for our jewellery.

If there is a story in your life that we can be a part of or if you know someone we can help let me know 🙂

MY MOMENT . MY STORY . MY BELLE FEVER

What’s that smell?

To my surprise I received a lovely gift in the mail of an essential oil blend made uniquely for me. I was quite excited as I had read and heard about the benefits of essential oils but haven’t quite tried any, so when this came as a gift in the mail I was excited.

Another reason why I was excited, was because I wanted to try it on the new ‘Her Scents’ locket. I have always placed my sweet smelling perfumes in mine, but never tried any essential oils uniquely made for me in it. I have always loved wearing perfume but didn’t like how it stained my shirts or caused itchy rashes so the ‘Her Scents’ locket was designed to allow me (and others) to wear perfumes or essential oils without any skin contact and enjoy the benefits.

So how does it work you ask? Simple!

  1. Twist and unscrew the face of the locket and reveal a coloured scent pad
  2. Add your perfume or essential oil to be absorbed by the scent pad
  3. Add a coin insert for style (these are interchangeable)
  4. Twist the face of the locket back on and enjoy the benefits of your essential oil or perfume

Do you have a favourite essential oil blend or perfume? You too can wear it with the ‘Her Scents’ locket.

WEAR YOUR SCENT

PS As a part of our specialty, the face of the locket and the back of the locket can be inscribed with your special message and names as well as the coin inserts being interchangeable, making this locket truly personalised for you. It also comes with a set of scent pads 😉