Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Jean Raison born in 1928 was a remarkable women and nanna and is the founding inspiration for the name of my business.  I wrote the following to express my feelings....
you are my universe, my shining light, my blue butterfly flying through the sky, my millions of words with beautiful covers and my every breath.  When I think of you my mind wonders to the delicate wings of a butterfly.  When I think of you my mind wonders to my one and only confidant that is always there.  You are the smell of freshly made bread, you are the star that kisses the moon, you are each stitch of a dress and you are the flowers that sway in the breeze.  When I think of you I think of the beautiful sky above, when I think of you I know I’m home.”

One of my favourite places in Europe was Venice and was one of the places where i collected old European coins which i have created into beautiful sterling silver and linen twine necklaces, bracelets and earrings. 

"VENI VIDI VICI" - "I came I Saw I Conquered"


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  2. Hey honey
    Sorry made a spelling error with the first comment lol!!! Your blog looks absolutely gorgeous....just like the person that created it...Nanna would have been so very proud !!!!

  3. Kirstie your blog looks amazing. Congratulations and enjoy Uni

  4. Hi Kirsty...I've been a fan of your Mums for ages and now look at you...congratulations..You Go Girl...Dzintra
    PS That pic of your Nanna made me think of your Mum and how similar they look!!!

  5. Congratulations on your new venture. Your tribute to your Nanna is beautiful. There is no doubt that you will be successful in all your ventures. Love the look of your blog and can't wait to see more of your artistic creations.
    Have fun! :)

  6. Hi Kirsty, Welcome to the blog world. Your poem is well written, it's beautiful. Many good wishes for your jewelry line. Your Mother is an amazingly talented women, so I'm sure some of that has rubbed off on you.
    Best Wishes!!!

  7. Hi Kirsty, all the best for University, your new blogg and new business. A lovely tribute to your Nanna - your mum looks so much like her! Enjoy the exciting road ahead ... looking forward to sharing the journey with you. x Wendy x