Today we are honored to introduce you to Amy from Amy Waltz Designs.
Please introduce yourself to our readers and explain a little bit about your business.
Hi! My name is Amy Waltz, owner and passionista of Amy Waltz Designs (AWD). AWD Wearable LOVE Jewelry is more than jewelry; it’s a powerful reminder into our own true uniqueness. Jewelry makes us feel and look beautiful but our hope is that it will be a window into one’s own inner beauty and magnificent purpose in life. Perhaps the words intertwined in the jewelry will serve as inspirational mantras, reminders or love notes. TRUST. I AM. Believe. LIFE IS A GIFT. Just Breathe. Love your life. Fly On. You always had the power. Grow happy. You are loved. She believed she could so she did …… We also care deeply about the Earth and aim to lessen our environmental footprint by up-cycling, using recycled, non-conflict metals and stones, and Eco-friendly patinas and sprays. We seek to contribute to raising human consciousness by mindful actions, respectful intentions and positive vibrations. And we hope that our jewels will help you do the same.
We believe that one of the ways to achieve happiness is to “Do what you love, love what you do.” How does this philosophy apply to your life?
I work with the most amazing, intuitive, talented, funny, wonderful team around. It is because of them that happiness is a key component of each and every day. They make me smile and laugh all day long. We are all indeed blessed. To work with our hands while our hearts guide the way is our chief goal. It is my deep seated prayer that recipients who wear our jewelry will think more positively, respond to themselves with a little more heart, smile more, walk lighter on the Earth, let go of those things not meant for them, treat themselves and others in a gentler, kinder nature. So more than anything we want to propagate goodness and the jewelry is simply a tool for doing so.
Our mission here at The Bright Side Project is to spread sunshine on a daily basis because we firmly believe that life is (still) beautiful. Where do you find beauty and inspiration?
I find beauty and inspiration in nature, in the eyes of my friends, in the blooming of a new day, in animals of all kinds, in the stillness of meditation, in the heart of my family, in the beauty of life. Since our jewelry is mindful, we move to design with that as our chief intention as we work. So anything that can ground and quiet us, cause us to breathe deeper, and awaken our heart, those things usually and easily make it into our palette when designing a new line – like we are doing now! We are designing our fall/winter line which will launch early September but you’ll see lots of symbolic pieces. Spinner rings for meditation, hand-sawn lotus pendants, rustic, textured stacking rings with symbolic stones and symbols, big, big bold rings and cuffs with meaningful stones for courage, healing, grounding, bravery. We usually like to hide little words on the inside of rings and cuffs for giving our customers a lift and ground them in intention as they put their pieces on each day.
On a dreary day, what do you do to infuse your life with a little bit of sunshine?
On a dreary day, I look into the eyes of my boys. Gage is 12 and Bennet is 9. They breathe life into me and open my heart chakra when it’s a little closed down. I also tune into the moment of sadness and rather than wallow in it, I say a gratitude prayer. I spend about 10 minutes creating a heart of gladness and then it usually turns my mood around!
What are you most grateful for?
To say the one thing I am most grateful for is an impossible task as I am so very grateful for so many things! Aside from my being given the gift as a mother, which is the most glorious journey ever, I would say it’s living this amazing life … this life that is rooted in intention. It’s working with the loveliest of people; it’s being able to affect people positively, lift their spirits and in small ways change the world for the better. To know that this is happening leaves me, and I hope my whole team, with the greatest sense of happiness, contentment and accomplishment.
Check back later today for an amazing giveaway from Amy Waltz Designs!