It started with everyday walks. Along the trail, my daughter would find small rocks, buds, leaves and flowers. She would admire them, tuck them into her pockets, and bring them home to add to her collection ...treasures to no one but her. After months of collecting, I could see that these seemingly simple found objects each had an important story and meaning to her. And she could re-tell her stories for each and every one.
As I looked more closely, I saw the natural forms and textures of these objects in ways that I had not previously seen… the beautiful edge of a leaf, the tangled asymmetry of seaweed, and the delicacy of petals falling upon one another. It reminded me of my own childhood memories… the woody smell of the autumn leaves, the crush of ocean waves over my head, and the pungent fragrance of my grandmother’s rosebushes. I began to understand that our life, our story, can be told through our own personal treasures, collected along the way. VIELÄ Jewelry came ÄLIVE.