The time has come and as mentioned in the most recent posts, Sundust will be retiring. Without too much reiteration from the previous posts, I do wish to offer my sincerest gratitude to all of my supporters and customers over the years. I could not have asked for more gracious customers, some have been truly devoted patrons and have been an absolute highlight of the entire experience throughout the history of Sundust. I have enjoyed hearing feedback from each and every customer, including the responses to the items chosen to be gifted. I hope the exchanged pieces have over the years and will continue in the future to illicit joy in the lives of the owners.

Upcycled Vintage Stopwatch Components Jewelry

Upcycled Vintage Stopwatch Components Jewelry

Although some items have been simple statement pieces, many items have been one of a kind, limited sets, rare vintage or natural findings, and of uniquely salvaged nature. Though some items were offered as multiples, the intention was never to mass produce, but to offer distinctive handmade pieces. A great amount of time and effort goes into the creation of new design ideas, with focus on originality, of the composition and rendering processes, of acquiring unique findings and assembling finishing touches, and making sure the materials from components to packaging are sourced in the most ethical manner. This has been a one-woman business from inception to end, from item to photograph, from listing to correspondence, to packaging and shipping, and the service of my dearest clientele has been an honor.

Upcycled Vintage Stopwatch Components Jewelry

Upcycled Vintage Stopwatch Components Jewelry

With passing time, change occurs and shapes us in ways we could never predict. Personally I, like many of us right now, am in the midst of transition in my life. Some things will have to be let go of in order to allow growth for the new. One must continually renew the flow of inspiration. Sundust has experienced some dynamic disequilibrium, some slow nearly stagnant movement and some peaks of inspirational creative expression in tune with the mind behind it and the surrounding world. The butterfly’s wings beat peacefully beneath the emerald green canopy in the rainforest for only a moment’s time, while the opposite end of the world endures natural catastrophe of disastrous weather patterning that shakes the lives of millions for a decade. We are told there is a connection, and that we must learn to ride the tides or be taken under. As Sundust dissolves, something entirely new brews and will inevitably crystallize itself into existence.

“The great landscape over which the city of time will be built is given by natural law and where we are in time is very much near this attractor.” ~Terence McKenna