All my work with Milk Velvet Pearls revolves around one thing: a loving God who has great plans for our lives. Whether we are in times of darkness or light, I believe that we can trust Him and trust His timing.

And it still blows me away that those words are coming out of my mouth.

I spent most of my life rejecting the idea of "surrendering my life to Jesus".  Surely, "surrender" was for weak, incompetent, brainwashed people (and women happy in long skirts and bonnets).

Or so I thought.

I am still awestruck that it was my life that was so radically transformed by a desperate, last-ditch surrender. I never dreamed in a million years that Jesus could make me feel strong, beautiful, joyful, courageous and whole.  

But He does.

I can't go back in time to avoid the horrendous conflict, grief and pain that I endured; but I can encourage others to trust sooner.

The Bible tells us:

"For I know the plans I have for you" says the Lord "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11
"Be still and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10


The easiest, and hardest thing is to actually believe it. 

Milk Velvet Pearls, is a brand I created to symbolize the power of prayer, and beauty born from struggle. It's about hope and healing. Renewal, redemption and rebirth. I strive to create remarkable pieces that signify the presence of God, and to remind us that beauty can come from dark, imperfect places

I still have bad days, but I find great solace in the mindful work of creating jewelry. It keeps me remembering how much has changed, and how far I have come. 

I hope it'll be a reminder to you too. 

 The pearl. It's nature's splendor, born from agony. A gentle gem that whispers "In all things, at all times ~ be faithful."