While the Zia symbol is inspired here by the Mexico State Flag, its purpose in the Southwest Dreams collection is to serve as a reminder we all have choices. We make choices every day, some small and some big. Choose this design as a reminder, so whenever you feel stuck, you know, you still have many CHOICES leading down many paths.
Do you dream of leaving home? Dream about other cityscapes, foreign cultures, different people?
Native to the Southwest, I felt a calling to live in other places. Lacking an appreciation for my surroundings I wanted to go ANYWHERE the wind would take me. My dreams to leave and explore sprang to life and I was able to have exciting new adventures.
I returned to the Southwest to raise my daughter, where I was raised. A new appreciation born for the Hot Air Balloons that fill our skies every fall, the unique roadrunner racing by to who knows where, the coyotes I can hear from my open window at night, to even the tumble weeds that infiltrate my doorstep. New Mexico is home, and it is beautiful. You should visit.
Nichol, @myprettycharmedlife, is a bead collector who likes to express herself in bracelet designs. You can find the love she has for her daughter, her family, her career, and the bead community on her YouTube and Instagram page. At a young age, she set sights on leaving her small city to focus on her career. She found herself in a top-performing team surrounded by others with similar goals and they dubbed themselves “South Region Ninjas.” While she moved on eventually as that organization morphed into something else, the ninja spirit never left those who once belonged. Kickin’ a$$ and taking names was the name of the game and what she strives for in everything she does.
She currently has a little ninja in training, her daughter Presley, that she includes in her bead collecting shenanigans.