A lot of folks have jumped on the one word for your year bandwagon. I know I embraced it two years ago and never looked back. It works much better for me than a bunch of resolutions I never keep. Just one word. Gentle, quiet, a pattern of energy for a period of time. I liked it so well, I am taking Ali Edwards’ year long class One Little Word – art prompts and fun things to help you stay connected to your purpose and intention.
But this isn’t about that class.
No. It’s about something else.
I wore last year’s word on a sterling ring every single day and it did seem to help me out, to always have that tangible reminder. Then, I realized that last year’s ring was kind of done. Going in the jewelry box. New year. New word. Hmmmm… then it hit me. Charm necklace! Awesome! Because when the year is out, you can totally put last year’s charms on a bracelet and enjoy them. I’m a big fan of silver charms, and this idea really works for me.
Two rustic, textured, fine silver charms. One, features your word. The second, a design motif that appeals to you – either aesthetically or because it symbolizes your intention in some way. And then, of course, the gemstone accents. A birthstone, perhaps, or a stone that symbolizes your intention to you. Or maybe you just like a particular color! It’s entirely up to you.
You have your choice of one, two or three complimentary gemstones – you will find the options listed on each etsy listing, and there’s also a list of design motifs to choose from. If there is a design element that you simply love and it isn’t listed (my list isn’t that huge) please convo me and ask me about it. I can probably work with you on your motif, for a nominal extra charge.
It’s a limited run. I’ll be offering this necklace from today until February 14th. I’d originally planned to close the run in January but some folks pointed out that it often takes a bit to figure out what your word might be, and they’re right. Last year, I didn’t have mine sorted out until the end of January.
This year it came earlier and easier. My word for 2012? Is “water.”
As in water the house plants. Drink more water. Water the seeds that you have planted so that they will bloom and grow. Don’t overwater. Pay attention and don’t drive or run too fast when there is water in your path. Remember that water will wear down all obstacles and all resistance over time, so give things time to work. Water will hold you up if you just relax, so relax. Water turns nothingness into rainbows if you just shift your viewpoint a little bit, so shift… and so on.
It’s pretty big stuff, if you sit down and think about it.
Necklaces are up on Etsy now, through the 14th. I will be making and mailing them out as I get orders in, but given the custom nature of the charms, I am anticipating a 2-3 week turnaround.
So what’s your word for 2012? Leave me a comment and let me know what and why it speaks to you! I’m curious.