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Gifts for Caregivers and Teachers

Gifts for Caregivers and Teachers

I know how it can be a struggle to find meaningful, personalized gifts for all of the amazing people in our lives so today I’m sharing some gift ideas for caregivers and teachers!

The Lantern Necklace

The Lantern Necklace comes with a verse that says “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” I love this one for teachers because they are definitely a light to our children and a lot of teachers and caregivers like to sing “This Little Light of Mine”.

I think it is so perfect for them! It comes with little copper beads inside and it’s really beautiful.

The Harvest Necklace

The Harvest Necklace comes in nine different colors so you’re able to pick their favorite color or even the school color. It is paired with Galatians 6:9 and the necklace provides the imagery of pieces of fruit being strung together to create something beautiful.

This is even a great gifts for mothers because raising children is really hard work and sometimes it can feel so tiring and we so often just long to see the fruit of our hard work. It serves as a reminder that if we keep at it, God promises that some kind of fruit will come.

I love adding this note:

Thank you for working steadfastly to grow fruit in these children, even on the hard days. I am so grateful!

The Gentleness Necklace

The Gentleness Necklace is great for a younger teacher or caregiver. The tassel is such a gentle, sweet pendant for a reminder of the verse it is paired with. It’s a calling to be gentle and humble. 

Some Other Pieces: 

A Promise Pack -- truth for them to put on their desks and in their cars

The Precious Tee -- because they absolutely believe these lyrics

The Goodness Necklace -- because raising children is a good work

Miscellaneous Dear Mushka Pieces You Didn’t Know About

Miscellaneous Dear Mushka Pieces You Didn’t Know About

Today I’m sharing a few Dear Mushka products that you may not know we have. Watch the video to see the pieces or read through them below!

The first are some add-on’s that you can add to basically any necklace you already have. These are perfect for necklaces with little hanging pendants to make them extra customizable.

The No. 139 Collection

We currently offering birthstone pendants as part of our No. 139 collection as bracelets, earrings and a necklace. They are little glass stones for each of the months of the year.

You have the option to add a birthstone pendant to almost any piece for a pop of color. They look especially good on long necklaces like the Plume Necklace.

Other Additions

Other great options include initial pendants, hearts, arrows, rings, pearls and Keeper tear drops to any purchased piece - you can find them here.

Our Trio Necklace comes with three rings but I love the idea of adding as many rings as you need to represent children, friends, etc.

I love adding a pearly on basically anything for a little extra feminine touch.

For these extra add ons you simple add your necklace and add on to your cart with a note to seller on the view cart page that tells use what to add to which piece for you💕

Replacement Chains

You’ll probably need us to fix a broken chain, if this happens simply pop us an email or purchase a replacement chain.

We also have chain extenders available if you’d like to add an extra 2-3” to your necklaces. It’s super simple to add! Just attach to the back and put your necklace back on. You’ll soon be able to add a clasp to a long necklace, too. This is also helpful for layering necklaces.

I’ll be showing you all some more of the custom designs you all create as they go out on IG stories because you are all so creative and create the most beautiful pieces that are so meaningful. I know these jewelry pieces are extensions of your hearts❤️

Introducing Our New Spring Line🌸

Introducing Our New Spring Line🌸

Our new line has just launched and I’m so excited to share our new pieces with you! You can find each piece linked below, feel free to send me a DM if you have any questions or are looking for something special for this Spring. 

The Gospel Necklace

Gospel Necklace Dear Mushka

A v-shaped necklace that is all 14 carat gold filled so if you treat it well it will last you a lifetime.

It’s paired with a verse from Isaiah 52:7

"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news."

This design came as I was praying for my brother who does missionary work in the country and internationally. I was walking around the office praying for him and looked down to notice my feet were positioned like a V, immediately thinking of this verse.

It got me thinking about all of us, living our daily lives. Career missionary or not, we’re all called to share the gospel with others!

This piece is perfect for a missionary in your life and for each one of us to remember every day.

I had the privilege of hearing John Piper speak on Matthew 24:14 about how Jesus will not come until the gospel has been preached to all nations and all people groups. Hearing this really put fire into how often I began to pray for the missionaries in my life and my own missionary work as well.

The Keeper Necklace

This piece reflects Psalm 56:8. It reminds us that Gods keeps count of our tossings, wanderings, sufferings. He keeps our tears in his bottle.

The necklace has a teardrop pendant and is available with extra teardrops if needed. The biggest tear I’ve ever had in my life was my moms death in 2010. I know loss and pain and that some of you have walked years and years of tears.

This necklace provides comfort in God for miscarriages, loss of family members, chronic health issues, severe anxiety and any pain you are going through.

The Steward Cuff

The Steward Cuff is for all your Enneagram lovers out there! The Enneagram is a personality assessment that has been a huge blessing in my life and our marriage. This bracelet is for you if you know and love the Enneagram - I’m a 9w1 and you're interested in finding out more information check out The Enneagram Institute.

This bracelet is solid brass and you’re able to adjust it to get a good fit. It’s also fully customizable and we’ll stamp your number or initial onto the cuff. There is also an option to leave it unstamped if you love the bracelet but don’t care about your enneagram number!

I know we are all completely unique so instead of doing individual verse cards for each number, I stuck with 1 Peter 4:10.

This cuff serves as a reminder that we should all use our gifting to serve God. No matter what your “type” is or which personality God has given you, we are all called to use our gifting to serve him. We are all image bearers and Kingdom cultivators.

The Citizen Tee

This tee is a mirror image of the word “citizen”. It reads backwards to everyone but when you look in the mirror you see it correctly to remind you that you are a citizen of Heaven.

This message really resonated with so many of you in our Fall sweatshirt and so we’ve decided to offer it in a Spring version🎉

It comes in the sweetest soft rosy pink color and is soft, comfy and just fits so well! I also love how long it is - perfect for yoga pants or a loose front tuck.

The Companion Bracelets

These friendship bracelets come in a pack of two paired with two verse cards from Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. They are stretchy with beads and are something a little different for Dear Mushka😍

The happy pops of color with a slight shimmer to the beads feel so much like Spring! They are the perfect friendship bracelets.

The Enduring Necklace

I’m so excited about this piece because when I asked for verse suggestions, this one came up a ton. For those of you walking through long seasons of chronic illness, anxiety and depression or mamas with children with special needs. It's the necklace we need when we are walking through hard seasons of life, a reminder to not lose heart.

It comes paired with 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 and the pendant creates the imagery of the outer self wasting away while the inner self (the shining bead) is being renewed.

I really wanted this to represent the times when our external is failing, our inner connection to the Lord is shining through as we walk towards eternity.

The Deep Necklace

The Deep Necklace is a new product inspiration for Dear Mushka and it came to me a few months ago when I was writing a blog post about quotes (not Bible verses) that help keep my heart focused on God.

One of the ones I thought about was the lyrics from How Deep the Father’s Love for Us❤️

God gave it to me when I was just a little girl and I hum it to myself all the time. I often need the reminder that I am wretched, but God’s love for me is deeper, still.

So, we’re introducing our first hymn piece this Spring! Obviously hymns are not scripture but God absolutely uses hymns to stir our affections for Him and keep us worshiping all day long.

I use pyrite stones in this necklace to symbolize the deep color. I feel like the color black is also such a symbolic meaning for a wretched state. The necklace hangs deep and vast to represent that first part of the hymn.

It comes paired with a card featuring the first four lines of this hymn🎶

The Solo Deo Gloria Tee

You have all been asking for a script font for our tees so here it is! Written in Latin meaning “Glory to God alone”, This tee is a continuation from our hymn pieces that have launched this season and reflect how deep the Father’s love for us all is.

It’s from the part of the song that says "I will not boast in anything, no gifts, no power, no wisdom, but I will boast in Jesus Christ, his death and resurrection."

This is also our first women’s cut tee; it drapes so well! 

It’s true to size, not extra small at all. I usually wear a medium in tees but I can also wear a small in this one (I'm 5’4” and around 130 lbs).

It’s got a wide neckline so ladies who want to wear it off the shoulder totally can. It’s a soft, everyday tee and pairs perfectly under a cardigan, with jean shorts and sandals. Whatever you prefer!🙌

The Priority Ring

These rings come paired with Matthew 6:33

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well

My thought for this piece is that we’re all on our phones or reaching for our to-do lists, tempted to go to Instagram and are hands are always searching for these distractions.

I really wanted to create something for our hands, our fingers, that we would see when turning to something other than God. There’s nothing wrong with social media or getting things done but I just wanted these rings to serve as a reminder or a check.

The Priority rings are simple, dainty and perfect for stacking! We have sizes 4 - 9 for now and they come in rose gold, sterling silver or gold.

I’m so excited for our new Spring line and to be able to offer these special pieces to you to serve as reminders of the Lord. Happy Spring!💐

Ten Ways to Say "Thank You"

Ten Ways to Say

My favorite way to say "thank you" is to choose a piece + verse that displays God-honoring qualities I've seen in someone's life and to tell her through jewelry or apparel along with a little note. 

Here are ten+ pieces you can use to say "thank you." Send one with a note explaining how the verse fits what you see in her. And maybe with some chocolate, too :)  

1. The Salt or Cheer Necklace as a thank you for how she's always used her words to bring life, truth, and grace to your life or the lives of others.

2. The Befitting Earrings because she's made less of herself and more of Christ as she's served you or your ministry.

3. The Carried Cuff because you've felt carried by God through her kindness and support.

4. The Verb Necklace because she is a woman who is joyful in hope and faithful in suffering. Or maybe because she is a woman who is always taking Godly action! 

5. The Citizen Tee because she reminds you that this life is temporary and that something far better is coming. And you're so grateful you get to spend eternity together! 

6. The Daughter Earrings or Encounter Necklace because she has prayed so fervently for you during a hard season, and you're so grateful! Or maybe because she's quick to go do the throne of God, and you love that about her. 

7. The Essential Necklace because she is doing justice, loving kindness, and walking humbly. What a treasure! 

8. The Steward Bracelet because she's using her talents and giftings to serve God's kingdom so fully and you're blessed to watch it unfold. 

9. The Radiance Necklace because she shines the light of God. Or maybe because He has used her to remove your fears. 

10. The Servant Necklace because she has been such a servant to you or your people. You see her looking to other's needs and it's beautiful and Christ-honoring to watch!

The Plume Necklace | For Hard Seasons of Life

The Plume Necklace | For Hard Seasons of Life

This Dear Mushka Necklace is extra special to me because it was the first piece that I attached to a jewelry verse card.

Watch the video to see how the Plume Necklace is perfect for a hard season.

I had been reading Psalm 91 about God covering us with his feathers and finding refuge under his wings. I kept thinking how clearly it looked like this necklace - although it had a different name originally. This was the first jewelry piece I attached to scripture.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart · Psalm 91:4

This piece hangs long at 30” and is claspless which makes it easy to just pull off or on. I love that it pokes out from scarves in the Winter and looks great with a breezy tank. It also looks amazing layered with other pieces! It comes in gold and silver.

It's the perfect on-trend necklace for anyone in need of a little shelter, a little shine, a little care. 

The Plume Necklace is perfect for a hard season or someone that needs to remember that God is the ultimate source of protection and safety. He is a place where we can run when we so desperately need it.

I also highly recommend the book Unseen by Sara Hagerty. In it she talks about the beauty of being in a season of quiet at home, where many others might not see you, but God sees you. It’s a great reminder how God sees us and that is enough. I think these two would be a perfect gift pairing for a tough season.

I tend to wear this necklace when I’m walking through a season or time of life where I feel very unseen by others but very safe and secure in being seen by Christ. I love that imagery!

If you feel this is the perfect necklace for you during a hard season, or know of someone going through a tough time, you can find The Plume Necklace here

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