Close to my heart.

Most all of the jewelry I wear has a story and meaning behind it. They are almost amulets to me. A constant reminder of love. These two necklaces are very special and close to my heart. They were bought within a week of each other but my life changed drastically in that week. The longer necklace is a cast of a rosebud. Roses are my favorite flower and they remind me of being a child wandering through my grandmother's amazing back garden. The necklace was designed by Chupi, a wonderful Irish jewelry designer. I knew when I was wandering around Dublin that I was going to find the perfect tiny necklace to bring home with me. A piece of Ireland that I could have with me at all times. Ireland and its people hold a very special place in my heart. And I can't wait to return in just a few days. The shorter necklace is a tiny L for my tiny dog Louis who passed away suddenly while I was in Ireland. It felt like my world had crashed when I found out. He was my son. My heart. My dad had the necklace made for me as a part of my healing. I wanted something to have on me at all times. The necklaces are a reminder that the ones we love never really leave us. That goes for our experiences as well. All of our memories in the places we love, with the ones we love...they are very real. Memories are precious. 

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Hello! I'm Kirby. A stylist and writer based in Birmingham, Alabama.