Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Greatest compliment

Today I received the nicest compliment.  I was doing some research for my graphic designer.  I love working with people who not only get what I do but also always leave me feeling inspired.  If you need any graphic work I would highly recommend Cory at Exhibit A Design Group.

While I was doing some on line research, I found a lovely comment left by someone on a mom's blog.  I have no idea who left it, but it was so nice! So thank you whom ever left it!    The comment said they loved my work and wanted to order more pieces from me.    It is so funny how at times the little things we do can makes such a big impact on someone else!  I thank the person who left that comment,  it made a huge impact on me.  I truly appreciate it. 

I am always so curious of how people find out about me,  I have a received a lot of orders from Alberta the past few weeks.  I wonder if I am getting word of mouth referrals, perhaps another blogger mentioned my work, maybe it was simply a google search.  What ever it is,  I love it!  I love creating jewelry with meaning. True keepsakes.

I had a grandmother who ordered the granny charm bracelet send me an email a couple weeks ago,  saying how much she loves her bracelet and that she thinks it is the best keepsake she owns.  She wears it everyday.  She ordered a charm bracelet with all her grand kids fingerprints and her children are now ordering their prints to add to the bracelet for Mothers day.  It will look fantastic! That email made me fall even more in love with what I do.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE what I do?  18 months ago when I left corporate world was the last day I worked a day. Since then I have put so many hours focused on something that pays the bills, but I love it so much and it has never felt like a day of work.  
My father told me that if you do something you love, you will never work another day in your life again.    My Dad is a pretty special guy,  he also does something he loves.  He is a financial advisor in Victoria, BC,  and although markets have been tough the past few years he maintains a fabulous attitude and I think he is one of the smartest people I have ever met.   I have really great parents.

Here are few pictures of some items I have recently done:

 This is a family of fingerprint keepsake charms on a charm bracelet.  The necklace is of a dogs nose.

Here is a close up of the charm bracelet.  2 adult prints and 2 child prints on a hammered oval bracelet. 

"Charlie" This is a nose print pendant keepsake on a Figaro chain.

This is the current retail packaging for impression kits
(Cory at Exhibit A is helping re-brand and do up the new packaging)

Single fingerprint impression kit for retailers.  Looking to carry Aly Dahl Designs?
email: info@silverfingerprints.ca
To set up an account! Had to put that in there.. you never know who will read your blog.

Hope you have a wonderful day, remember the small things that make you smile make it all worth while.


  1. Your new pieces, and packaging look amazing! Luvs!!

  2. Hey, you do not suck at blogging. I should know. I'm your editor. And hey, to see when you get a mention on the Interweb, google the term "google alerts" then choose your name or company and google will tell you if your name comes up... or something like that. Marlene MacIsaac, owner, Zen Editorial (shameless plug)