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When I was one month old, I was given up for adoption. My birthmother was 38 and unmarried. When she became pregnant with me, she did a very brave thing. She went into a home for unwed Mothers, knowing she would no doubt, be the oldest pregnant woman there. Perhaps it was her only option back in the 1950's. She was surrounded by young unmarried girls, who were ashamed, lonely, and probably scared about their future. I was told by the Home, that during her stay there, she developed a skill for making jewelry for the other girls. These girls, could connect to her. After all, she was an "adult" who was in the same situation as they, and was not judgmental. When my birthday came, she named me Dana. I never saw her again. She died before I found the truth about my beginnings. It is funny how life comes full circle without our help. I like to think that my love for jewelry, is her talent coming through to me. These pieces bring the past to…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 3
  • Joined October 20, 2012

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Metal, Glass, Rhinestones, Pearls, Silver

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DanasLegacy
Artisan Handmade Jewelry

About

When I was one month old, I was given up for adoption. My birthmother was 38 and unmarried. When she became pregnant with me, she did a very brave thing. She went into a home for unwed Mothers, knowing she would no doubt, be the oldest pregnant woman there. Perhaps it was her only option back in the 1950's. She was surrounded by young unmarried girls, who were ashamed, lonely, and probably scared about their future. I was told by the Home, that during her stay there, she developed a skill for making jewelry for the other girls. These girls, could connect to her. After all, she was an "adult" who was in the same situation as they, and was not judgmental. When my birthday came, she named me Dana. I never saw her again. She died before I found the truth about my beginnings. It is funny how life comes full circle without our help. I like to think that my love for jewelry, is her talent coming through to me. These pieces bring the past to the present and are called Dana's Legacy.

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