Amidst the chaos of daily life we are often distracted from the true beauty and inspiration of the world surrounding us. In search of solitude and creative stimulus, I take summer retreats on an island in Lake Michigan. Many of these handmade, sterling silver jewelry designs, were created there where I am reminded of the joy and simplicity of creation and the grace of its Creator. Much has been said about nature, and nature itself has much to teach us. May these pieces of jewelry remind you to look outward ~ to look outside ~ to see the joy, the beauty, the peace, and the everyday miracles found all around you.