Over the weekend was the Jewish holiday of Yom Kipper.  It is a time of reflection and atonement.  As Jews we fast for 24 hours and I look forward to it not only because of my faith, but because a day with no food can never hurt.

I do not work during the high holy days so it was a peaceful weekend. I can tell you though that by lunchtime on Saturday, I walked past my design table and could have sworn that some of the stones looked like chocolate.  I had to stop and take a closer look because my desk looked like it had been designed by Willy Wonka, not my dad.  It was very entertaining. My pliers became nutcrackers, my chains turned into red vines, and I was tempted to sit down and start eating.  I think at one point I actually smelled one of the rocks, convinced it was a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

Hunger plays games with your mind and while I love my stones, eating them is a bit much. My website is about to launch and I am very excited.  I have been working around the clock getting the line ready to go, and I cannot wait for it to go live. This is my dream and once the website is launched, it will be the realization of my passion becoming my work.  It’s an amazing feeling.

I made it through the fast without eating any of my jewelry, and I am starting the New Year by launching my new company.  It’s an exciting time for Design by Sig and I’m so happy you are sharing it with me.  Let me know what you think of the site once it’s up, and happy shopping!

Love and Peace,