This week in the spirit of sharing, we’re going to be featuring one of our favorite handmade shops, Charliemadison Originals. I recently met founder Wendy Hively at the R. Riveter VIP night in Bethesda, Maryland. A fellow Post to Pillar Maker and lover of tassels, we became fast friends.
“Charliemadison Originals is about helping you celebrate your little moments – reaching your goal, believing in yourself, counting your blessings. Each piece of jewelry is a token, meant to inspire and remind you of what’s important in your life. Choose one as your own special token or share your favorite with someone you love.
My journey has been blessed with amazing little moments. I’ve been around the world and back again – as a child, I lived in Haiti, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and China; then in Okinawa, Japan when my husband served in the U.S. Navy. I am also a scientist – in my younger days, I studied cancer genetics in the laboratory of a Nobel laureate.
I am a (retired) Navy wife and share my life with a man who proudly served our country for 20 years. We have two daughters who already share our love of art, science, and healthy food. And I’ve had the privilege of meeting the most amazing people along the way, all of whom have inspired me on my journey.”
Wendy’s jewelry is as inspiring as her story, and each piece is uniquely handcrafted. Using materials such as Russian Amazonite gemstones and Dalmatian Jasper, she creates wearable art to balance, remind and restore the spirit.
Pictured above, an assortment of stacking gemstone bracelets in Dalmation Jasper, and the new essential oil diffuser bracelets.
I am so excited to work with Wendy and share more of her story with you this week! Be sure to visit their website and do a little holiday shopping! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my absolute favorite piece in her line!