Do you know that feeling when you arrive somewhere and suddenly you feel light? Like the weight of the last week, or month or even year, is lifted just by arriving to a location? Could be your favorite park, a loved ones’ home, or a place that holds a special meaning to you. I’m not talking about the arriving to your vacation destination and sighing “I never want to leave” on the last day. I’m talking about the deep pull to this somewhere that you can feel in your bones and it calls out to you in your dreams.
I like think that this place is your soul’s home. And if you’re lucky, it might be right in your backyard.
My place is fresh coast shores of Lake Superior.
My first trip to the North Shore. I was amazed by Tettegouche State Park.
My lifelong obsession began with my parents taking my sister and I up to Ontonagon every summer for a beach day. We’d wake up early, fall back asleep in the car, and wake back up to a usually calm-water, bluebird day on the beach. Then we would spend all day picking rocks and playing in a small stream with natural clay that emptied into the big lake. We could hear our treasures rattling in the ice cream pails all the way home.
I followed this pull to college in Houghton and spent many days and nights with great friends on the shores, around campfires and in tents. And still, picking rocks all the while as I went.
A Keweenaw agate
And when I moved out to the desert after college, I still felt the pull. Thousands of miles away, and I could still feel it. Though I loved the red rocks and the tall saguaros of the south west, I followed that feeling back to the north.
Now, whenever I’m away, or get the itch to go to the edge of the water, I’m reminded of my soul’s home just by looking down at my Starry Night on Lake Superior Ring from BMJ. It keeps the quiet sound of the tide on the rocks, the smell of a crisp autumn evening bonfire on the shore and the feel of cool water touching my toes with me wherever I go.
A treasure my kid-self would be happy to see me wearing
Don’t know the feeling I am talking about? That means your place is still out there, waiting for you to find home. Listen to the call 😊
Until next time,
Water runs through her veins
You can see it in her eyes,
Hear it in her laugh,
And smell it on her skin.
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BMJ mixed metal pendants are my faves, but this one may be the new #1 in my collection. Sunflowers give off such a happy, cheerful vibe that I decided this was the piece that I wanted to wear to help me get through my first chemotherapy session. And you know what? It totally worked. My day sucked a little less wearing this little piece of sunshine. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us - I'll be your biggest fan for life!
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I love this pendant. My husband purchased it for my 50th birthday. We are Minnesotans and we love the UP. The fact that this stone is from the UP makes it very special. And I love that the pendant is reversable!
I love my new earrings, they are such a beautiful shape and color. They are a perfect addition to my Beth Milder collection of jewelry
I am so happy to have ordered this unique piece! as someone with metal allergies it is hard to find silver jewelry that doesn't cause me to break out and I have never had a problem through Beth Millner! Supporting a small local business is an added bonus!
Fifty years ago in September, I began my first semester at
Michigan Technological University.
Superior, its forests, rivers, and rock completely captured my mind and heart.
I return each year with my partner to continue to explore the beautiful, the wild, and epic of this place.
As a remembrance of all that it has meant, and continues to mean to me, I purchased your beautifully crafted “Two Hearted River” pendant.
Thank you to all of the artisans who contributed to this stunning piece.