LightLaced

Clay jewelry designed to lace your journey with light

Items

All Items

Jacki

Contact shop owner

Jacki

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
See reviews that mention:
Quality 2 Shipping 2

About LightLaced

Sales 62
On Etsy since 2020

may you find light laced in every day

Creating jewelry isn't new to me, but the medium of clay is. I had an Etsy shop a few years ago, creating handpainted ring dishes and druzy jewelry. When my daughter was born in January 2017, I put the shop on hold and never came back to it. As a full time working mom, it just wasn’t a priority anymore.

I began playing with clay jewelry in August 2020, after admiring other clay makers and having the itch to start creating with my hands again.

I knew, though, that I didn't just want to sell pretty things... don't get me wrong, everyone loves sparkle. But I have this deep desire to do genuine good in the world, discover my truth and purpose, and spread kindness along the way.

I've had this quote by Morgan Harper Nichols as the screensaver of my phone all year:
"This is the season she will fearlessly pursue all the light-woven things she was called to do."

With this quote as my inspiration, and a week or so of brainstorming, I came up with the name Light Laced: meaning that with this jewelry, I intend to lace a bit of light into the days of everyone who wears them.

Each style is designed with a specific intention, based on a word I want the wearer to remember while wearing it. WORTHY. ENOUGH. TRUTH. GRACE. LIGHT. KINDNESS. POWER. RADIANCE. Each of us is beautiful, unique, and special--even on the days when we don't feel like it.

Trust me, I don't have it all figured out. I don't walk around every day with my head held high, beaming with confidence. This brand isn’t so much about positivity, but authenticity.

I've struggled with anxiety and self worth for pretty much as long as I can remember. I feel really down some days, stuck, confused, directionless, undervalued, inadequate... I'm just trying to take it one step at a time. What I've found to be most helpful is listening to podcasts of inspirational women, soaking up the beautiful art of women I admire (MHN!), getting outside, taking walks with my daughter, practicing gratitude, yoga, and sometimes embracing "mantras" by repeating them to myself or writing them down. I try to make it a point to practice at least one of these things every day. (Work in progress!) With my jewelry, I've literally written the word I want to represent on some styles (e.g. Truth, Grace, Enough) to really drive it home. Others are kept more simple, but may be adapted over time, or in certain colorways, to include a meaningful word as well.

With each order, I include a “Light Laced Act” card, noting an action item that you can take to spread your own kindness in the world. They range from “Smile at a neighbor” to “Donate to a charity of your choice.” I believe we are all connected in one way or another, and that we likely have more in common than we probably realize. Something as simple as a smile has the potential to really turn someone’s day around; and in turn, the simple act of you smiling will automatically make you feel a bit happier, too. We could all use some more kindness and compassion, and to know that we’re not alone.

I'm still very new to this, and learning every day. But what I love about clay is how satisfyingly smooth you can make it, the textures you can create, and that nothing is final until it's baked. It's been really fun (and definitely frustrating at times, too!) exploring this new medium. I love watching tutorials on how certain techniques are done, and love that other makers are so open to teaching. Once I feel a bit more experienced, I plan to pass on the things I've learned, as well.

Whether or not you purchase a piece of jewelry from me, I'm grateful for you giving me a moment of your time. If you leave this page feeling even the slightest bit seen, heard or inspired, then my mission has been accomplished.

Shop members

  • Jacki

    Owner

    Hi! I'm Jacki - maker, designer, photographer, customer service rep, shipping dept, you-name-it! I'm a graphic designer by trade, and enjoy trying new crafts in my spare time. Clay and pattern design are my latest muses!

Shop policies