Words to Live By

  
I came across this quote last week that really resonates with me and I hope you find value in it too.

Face your fears. You have nothing to lose. Give zero fucks about what people think about you. Do what makes you happy. 

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Hand of Fatima

It’s named for one of Prophet Muhammad’s daughters. It represents patience, loyalty, faith, persistence, good luck and most importantly, protection from the “evil eye”.

I first encountered this when I noticed the necklace a former co-worker wore. She told me she got it in Beirut where her family is from. Shortly thereafter, I took a trip to Morocco and saw the symbol everywhere; mostly as decoration on doors and it’s also given as a gift when a baby is born. And of course I had to get a few things to commemorate my trip.

Hand of Fatima spoon rest & pendant purchased in Morocco

Hand of Fatima spoon rest & pendant purchased in Morocco

This is first piece I made in my metalsmithing class. It’s made from sterling silver wires soldered together and an abalone stone. It certainly took a lot of patience and persistence to complete it.

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Hand of Fatima – my first metalsmithing project

I designed this tattoo for myself exactly 1 year after my trip to Morocco.

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I encourage you to visit Morocco, it’s a magical place. You won’t be disappointed.