Amidst the chaos of daily life we are often distracted from the true beauty and inspiration of the world around us. In search of solitude and creative stimulus, I took a summer retreat at an island on Lake Michigan. The result was a collection of nature-inspired handmade jewelry, meant to remind us all 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 this piece of jewelry remind you to look outward, to look outside, to see the joy, the beauty, the peace, and the everyday miracles found in nature, as well as in you and me.