Welcome to the introduction Towee, love-child of my bookish nature and my artistic side!
Those of you who are familiar with Lyssa’s Stuff (and those of you who are not) will find that Towee takes my jewelry collection in a new direction. Every piece in Towee is inspired by a literary quote. Some are quotes about books, but most are quotes from books. The quotes from books are those that have stuck in my head for years and have in some cases caused no end of contemplation.
Now you may wonder why on earth I have named the shop “Towee.” No, the inspiration was not the bird, nor the boat. The story comes from my earliest days of speaking, when I was not yet two years old. I was in the baby seat in the back of the car, my dad was driving. According to him, I said, “Daddy, towee.” He tried several times to guess what I was trying to say, but never succeeded. He quit, and we both traveled in silence a while until I said, “Daddy, liburary, book, towee.” He finally understood that I wanted him to tell me a story while we traveled along. That moment has become family lore, and “story” has been “towee” ever since.
And now I can set aside money for books and call it “business expenses” instead of unnecessary fun items! Isn’t that fantastic? I’ve also expanded away from earrings; these are the latest in Towee, my stacking rings.
So there we have it! Towee!
- Hadar’s Clay Brilliant Bronze (melissadawnmakes.wordpress.com)