Allusions to an approaching change have been mentioned in previous posts and change has indeed been happening in many facets of life, especially most recently. But in any progressive forward motion, change is inevitable, perhaps constant in one way or another. Although the focus on beauty, functionality and uniqueness, and the philosophical idea surrounding the transient have remained throughout the life of Sundust as a fossil lingers through history, the merchandise changes, the creative energies evolve, and new demands arise to meet individual tastes. It is important for a company to evolve with an evolving consumer base, with changing trends. It is vital that fresh ideas are created and nurtured. It is also important, I feel, for the owner or creator to remain current with trends, to adapt to these external changes as well as to develop new skills and enhance previous ones necessary for growth. With the advent of spring and with a birthday signifying another year has passed and a new one arrived, there is freshness in the air. The very shift of a season prompts change, whether one is prepared or not. This is a time of the year for many celebrations and events marking changes into a new chapter, such as weddings.

Ivory Peacock Feather Earrings, Cruelty-Free

Ivory Peacock Feather Earrings, Cruelty-Free

In catering to a bridal customer there are certain finishing touches that tend to be desired because it is such a significant day and special details are required in order to meet unique tastes and desires of each bride. There are particular affinities and color schemes to consider, there is a vast array now of handmade jewelry and decorative embellishment on the market for the bespoke individual’s wedding or event. Working with different brides over the years has gifted me the opportunity to customize seasonally themed pieces, fulfilling requests for uniquely rendered one-of-a-kind items, and the experiences have allowed me to observe and understand the small spins on traditional elements requested by several for their special day, such as contemporary versions of something blue to natural feather earrings in place of conventional pearl studs.

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None of us are exempt from changing tides. Change poses an opportunity for reflection of old habits and to transmute them into new and beneficial skills. It prompts the developing of abilities to further advancement. Change can present a chance of renewal and bring about new resolutions for the future. Let us use our creativity and problem solving to embrace the world of change and allow it to shape us in positive ways.