Out of love for God and a desire to inspire others to embrace their inherent goodness, a jewelry “romance” began based on the simple, powerful story of the mustard seed. With only a grand vision, no clue how to bring it into reality, strong faith and a mere $500, Mustard Seed Jewelry™ was born.
BECOMING A MOUNTAIN MOVER
“ For truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Be moved from this place to that; and it will be moved; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
– MATTHEW 17:20
I wasn’t someone who just knew they were destined to make jewelry. The gift was there, like the seed waiting to be cultivated, yet it took 30 years and prayerful patience for the Lord to bring His vision clearly into my present world. And yes, I had to learn it from ground zero. As a child, I had the blessing of watching my grandfather make amazing jewelry and over time developed a deep appreciation for the power of a well-designed adornment.
My degree was in graphic design. Little did I know that later in life I would be asked to adjust everything I was taught as a graphic artist. Jewelry making was a wholly unfamiliar design medium. But, the promise was in the small, powerful message of the mustard seed, and I had to reaffirm my faith in life’s early inspiration in order to move the dream forward. I saw it clearly: a fashionable, visually stunning jewelry piece that evoked the essence of Christ’s mustard seed example. I prayed daily for my hands to be moved profoundly to accomplish this big vision; and, for Mustard Seed Jewelry to be able to give back in radically generous ways. No small “mountain” was before me. Several sketch books later, and months of research to find American – made and recycled metals, my early attempts evolved into the simple mustard seed necklace, the cornerstone of the Seeds for Goodness ™modern mustard seed collection.
SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO MOVE BACKWARD TO MOVE FORWARD
I had created a thriving jewelry business, Seeds for Goodness™, which was giving back in big ways with its “pay-it-forward” seed cash. It was impacting others and lit up my heart daily. However, God molds and shapes the heart and things change. He was challenging me to stretch. He had gifted me with life’s tools and experiences to fully develop the mustard seed vision. It was now time, His time. If God wanted to use my hands, I was ready, and prayed that the new Mustard Seed Jewelry™ collection would inspire, ignite, and encourage.
LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN
Here I am today heart in hand, anxious to leap out of bed to create for the Creator. I’m ready to move mountains and ignite others to do the same. With each modern mustard seed jewelry piece goes hope that it will inspire woman worldwide to embrace their own unique style, but more so will encourage them to access the intrinsic faith within us all. And, in continuing to give “seed cash” with each purchase, my prayer is that acts of kindness and generosity will grow strong like the mustard seed.
Regardless of size, faith is powerful beyond measure. Mountains will move and nothing will be impossible. You are the light – a gift treasured beyond belief. Start your faith journey with me today!
MOVE FORWARD IN YOUR FAITH. IT’S TIME TO MOVE MOUNTAIN AND ALLOW OUR HIGHEST GOOD TO BE OUR REALITY.
1915 – 1986
This page was designed in honor of my grandfather, Wilson Ramage. He was a Southwest Water Color artist, Cardinal lover, extraordinary jewelry designer, graphic artist and wonderful human being who is greatly adored and missed. Cardinals continue to visit my entire family in the ordinary and extraordinary moments of our lives. This I believe is my grandmother and grandfather’s loving presence as they continue to smile and guide us from heaven
The photo is a picture of my grandparents on their honeymoon in New Orleans.