This necklace came about when a lovely customer sent me this poem by Kim Addonizio and asked if I could make a Joy is Coming necklace so she could give it to her friend. The poem has meant a lot to both of them, and it's a kind of mantra they say to each other 'listen I love you, joy is coming'.
I hadn't seen the poem before (although I should have, it's been a sensation since she wrote it in 2016). I read it and sat crying at my kitchen table, it threw me for a couple days.
I think these words resonate so much with recent weeks and the feeling that perhaps in all this awfulness a change is coming. I know some of you have been wanting rainbows so this comes in two different colourways - rainbow and sunshower (because it reminds me of the sun shining through the clouds just after the rain has stopped)
It comes as both a necklace or brooch with the words 'listen I love you' either on the brooch fastener or dangling from the clasp of the necklace.
The cloud measures 5 by 2.5cm. (2 by 1 in.) and each part is cut from 3 mm. acrylic.
£2 from every JOY IS COMING item will go to Woman’s Trust. Domestic abuse has increased during the Coronavirus pandemic. Woman's Trust, who provide a safe, non-judgemental environment and specialist counselling for women to address the complex psychological impact of different types of domestic abuse.