Hello lovelies! I think you might LURVE this shop. Wendy’s pieces are not only SERIOUSLY gorgeous, they carry unique messages of love and support after losing a child… and a grandchild. They are so, so needed. I was impressed that Wendy is a grieving grandmother, doing all of this in her precious grandson’s memory.
In her own words, she shares a little of her story and what has inspired her…
I lost my first grandchild, my newborn grandson on July 5, 2011 due to an umbilical cord accident. My heart has been broken. So I’ve been spending my time being as creative as possible. I’ve created many varieties of heart pendants, some steampunk style that include gears and parts of vintage timepieces, others are more delicate and include charms like angel wings, or crosses.
Many have specially chosen words to express the stages of grief that my daughter and I and the rest of the family have experienced along this difficult journey. The words are chosen and cut from vintage magazines from the 30′s through the 60′s to add a bit of nostalgia to each piece. I really feel that with each handcrafted heart that I make a little piece of the love I have for my little grandson lovingly referred to as “baby Marc” continues to grow, and each time I ship one of these hearts to the appreciative hands of another.. his love spreads and brings joy and comfort to others.
My artwork has always been an outlet for my emotions and lately I’ve been flooded with so many of them.. from the loss of baby Marc, and the loss of my other daughters unborn baby in 2011 at only about 5 weeks pregnant, to the joy of hearing that both of my grown daughters are now expecting again in 2012. It’s nice to be able to express my sadness and my joy through creativity. You can read my letter to baby Marc and see the dedication video to him at pillowtalk.wendylayne.com/?p=236
10% of the proceeds for sales from my “Mending Broken Hearts” collection will be donated to M.E.N.D.
M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) is a Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. They have been an important part of our lives and a tremendous support system since the loss of our precious baby Marc.
Isn’t she AMAZING!!!?
Today Wendy is giving away this piece below, from her collection “Mending Broken Hearts”… to one lucky reader!
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A winner will be announced in a few days :)
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